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Ma, Cecilia M. S.; Shek, Daniel T. L. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Objective: The present study explored the outcomes of a positive youth development (PYD) program entitled "Project P.A.T.H.S." based on a total of 12,281 Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Method: To understand the impact of this program, the study assessed the changes in developmental outcomes using a single group pretest and posttest…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Descriptions, Asians, Pretests Posttests
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Pun, Jack; Macaro, Ernesto – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
The role of the first language (L1) in second language (L2) learning has been widely discussed and researched in the second Language Acquisition (SLA) literature. Benefits of L1 use have been found for vocabulary acquisition, and in facilitating comprehension thereby alleviating student anxiety. Many teachers appear to consider L1 use as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Vocabulary
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Fung, Suk-Chun – International Education Studies, 2019
This is the first study to investigate humane attitudes toward animals and empathic tendencies toward humans among Chinese adolescents and young adults. The present study administered two scales, the Animal Attitude Scale (AAS) and Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), to 471 Hong Kong secondary school and university students who were between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Altruism, Empathy, Humanistic Education
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Chan, Heng Choon; Wong, Dennis S. W. – Youth & Society, 2019
Traditional school bullying and cyberbullying are growing concerns worldwide. Research has been devoted to understanding the etiology of bullying behaviors. Using a large sample of secondary school adolescents in Hong Kong (N = 1,893), this study explores gender differences in mean levels of traditional school bullying (i.e., physical and verbal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior
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Lau, Chung-yim – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Through the participation of local communities in the arts, Community-Based Arts Education (CBAE) raises awareness of ecology and the environment, and also facilitates the search for and establishment of a socio-cultural identity. It provides students with specific forms of experiential learning involving out-of-classroom experiences. Since 2003…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Community Education, Educational Practices
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Chao, Chih Nuo Grace; McInerney, Dennis M.; Bai, Barry – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between students' self-efficacy and self-concept for learning languages and students' academic achievement in learning English and Chinese. 1092 eighth to eleventh graders from four Hong Kong secondary schools completed questionnaires reporting their self-efficacy, self-concept and academic results for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Correlation, Second Language Learning
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Harrison, Mark Gregory; Luk, Bonnie; Lim, Lianne – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with ethnically Chinese adolescents enrolled into a school-based mentoring programme at a private secondary school in Hong Kong. Interview data were analysed thematically and two themes developed: 'experiencing mentoring' and 'experiencing the mentor'. The mentees, although initially sceptical about…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Wan, Zhi Hong; Cheng, May Hung May – Educational Studies, 2019
Although the relationship between the classroom learning environment and academic achievement has been explored in subject-free and disciplinary subject contexts, research into this relationship is still lacking in the context of interdisciplinary subjects. This study investigated the relationship between the classroom learning environment and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Environment, Thinking Skills, Academic Achievement
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Lau, Kit-Ling – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2019
This study investigated Hong Kong secondary students' Classical Chinese (CC) reading comprehension, reading motivation, and the effects of different types of motivation on CC reading. Four hundred forty-eight seniors from four secondary schools in Hong Kong voluntarily completed a CC reading comprehension test and a reading motivation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension
OECD Publishing, 2019
Problems associated with the environment loom large over the future well-being of young generations. A previous issue of PISA in Focus (PISA in Focus 87) shows that in 2015 many 15-year-old students believed that the future -- their future -- was going to be worse, environmentally, than the present. In particular, only a minority of students…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Chan, Cecilia Ka Yuk; Yeung, Nai Chi Jonathan; Kutnick, Peter; Chan, Rosanna Yuen-Yan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2019
While many career development theories (e.g., Gottfredson, in: Brown SD, Lent RW (eds), Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work, Wiley, Hoboken, 2005) posit that occupational perceptions are fundamental for understanding youngsters' career aspirations, research relating school students' perceptions of engineers and…
Descriptors: Engineering, Professional Personnel, Occupational Aspiration, Student Attitudes
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Xu, Huixuan; Lee, John Chi-Kin – Journal of Career Development, 2019
This paper draws on Marcia and Porfeli's identity status models to examine the relationship between adolescent career identity formation and its contextual aspects. Focus group interviews were conducted with 26 students at two Hong Kong senior secondary schools. It was found that most participants exhibited the career identity statuses of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Career Development, Correlation, Focus Groups
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Lee, Joonyoung; Zhang, Tao – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The major purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review on adventure education or adventure-based learning in physical education (PE) between 1976 and 2018 in order to examine the effects of adventure education on students' learning outcomes in PE such as physical and psychological outcomes. The secondary purpose was to explore PE…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outcomes of Education, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Tan, Cheng Yong – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
The present study examines if higher socioeconomic status (SES) parents are more involved in their children's education, and if greater involvement is associated with better student science achievement in Hong Kong (N = 5,353). Results showed that (a) there were three latent classes characterized by different patterns of parental involvement; (b)…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Parent Participation, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Sun, Qian; Lou, Vivian Weiqun; Dai, Annie; To, Carman; Wong, Shum Yee – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: This study evaluated an intergenerational interaction program set in a nonfamilial context to combat age-related stereotypes and to facilitate positive interactions between the young and elderly in Hong Kong. Method: A quasi-experimental design was adopted. A total of 312 participants were recruited: 73 older and 78 young participants in…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Aging (Individuals), Stereotypes, Social Bias
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