SHEK Tan Lei Daniel 石丹理

Research Projects


  • Cough Medicine Abuse among Young People in Hong Kong
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, NGAI Sek Yum, LAM Ching Man
    1 February 2004
    Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

    A survey of the literature shows that there is a severe lack of validated Chinese measures of parent-adolescent communication in Hong Kong. There are two objectives of this project. The first objective of the project is to develop two measures of parent-adolescent communication, including: 1) a measure of specific parent-adolescent communication on seven process dimensions (frequency, initiation, recognition, self-disclosure, domination, emotional responses, and evaluation) over theoretically and empirically derived content areas (including academic achievement, peer relations, family issues and proper behavior); 2) a measure that attempts to assess the global qualities of parent-adolescent communication, such as empathy and trust in communication. The second objective of the project is to validate the two measures developed in this study. Two studies will be carried out to validate the measures developed. First, a known group comparison method will be carried out to examine the discriminant validity of the measures. Second, a test-retest reliability study will be carried out to examine the validity and reliability of the developed measures. The validated tools can help clinical practitioners to assess parent-adolescent communication in practice settings. Researchers can also use the developed tools to examine profiles of parent-adolescent communication in families with adolescents in Hong Kong. (SS03355)


  • ‘CUHK’ Hong Kong Quality of Life Index - Socio-Cultural Sub-Index
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LEE Paul Siu Nam (School of Journalism and Communication)
    1 May 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index, which aims to assess and monitor the quality of life in Hong Kong, is a composite index incorporating both objective and subjective measure. This index, developed by the Faculty of Social Science of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, employs data collected in representative sample surveys and official statistics. A wide range of life domains is covered and the year 2002 is taken as the base year of the study. Index scores demonstrate that in general the quality of life in Hong Kong has improved slightly in 2003 and more markedly in 2004. Scores of the composite index and the three sub-indices on sectorial performance are somewhat higher than those of the previous years. It is noteworthy that Hong Kong has made noticeable progress and performs as well as many economically advanced societies in certain life domains. Yet, the well-being of the people relies on further improvement in others. As part of the CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index, the Socio-Cultural Sub-index consists of indicators measuring different aspects of people.s daily life, including mortality rate, life expectancy at birth, public expenditure on health as a proportion of the GDP, notification rate of notifiable infectious disease, stress index, general life satisfaction index, press freedom index, press criticism index, government performance index and overall crime rate. (SS05996)


  • ‘CUHK’ Hong Kong Quality of Life Index – Socio-Cultural Sub-Index
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LEE Paul Siu Nam (School of Journalism and Communication)
    1 May 2007
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index, which aims to assess and monitor the quality of life in Hong Kong, is a composite index incorporating both objective and subjective measure. This index, developed by the Faculty of Social Science of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, employs data collected in representative sample surveys and official statistics. A wide range of life domains is covered and the year 2002 is taken as the base year to the study. Index scores demonstrate that in general the quality of life in Hong Kong has improved slightly in 2003 and more markedly in 2004. Scores of the composite index and the three sub-indices on sectorial performance are somewhat higher than those of the previous years. It is noteworthy that Hong Kong has made noticeable progress and performs as well as many economically advanced societies in certain life domains. Yet, the well-being of the people relies on further improvement in others. As part of the CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index, the Economic Sub-index consists of indicators measuring the economic conditions of Hong Kong, including housing affordability ratio, rental index, unemployment rate, index of current economic conditions, real wage index, public expenditure on education as a proportion of the GDP and age participation rate for first-degree programmes and postgraduate programmes in local universities. (SS06828)


  • ‘CUHK’ Hong Kong Quality of Life Index – Socio-Cultural Sub-Index
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LEE Paul Siu Nam (School of Journalism and Communication), MAK Wing Sze Winnie (Psychology), TING Kwok Fai (Sociology), MA Ngok (Government & Public Administration)
    1 May 2008
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index, which aims to assess and monitor the quality of life in Hong Kong, is a composite index incorporating both objective and subjective measure. This index, developed by the Faculty of Social Science of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, employs data collected in representative sample survey and official statistics. A wide range of life domains is covered and the year 2002 is taken as the base year of study. Index scores over the last four years demonstrate that in general the quality of life in Hong Kong has improved continuously since 2003. Generally, scores of the composite index and the three sub-indices on sectorial performance are somewhat higher than those of the previous years. It is noteworthy that Hong Kong has made noticeable progress and performs as well as many economically advanced societies in certain life domains. Yet, the well-begin of the people relies on further improvement in others.
    As part of the CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index, The socio-cultural sub-index consists of indicators relating to different disciplines of study. For example, mortality rate and notification rate of notifiable infectious disease measure the aspect of physical health. Stress index and general life satisfaction measure psychological well-being of Hong Kong people. Press freedom and press criticism indices reflect the cultural and media aspects of Hong Kong society. As for government performance index and overall crime rate, they reveal the political and judicial aspects in Hong Kong. (SS07863)


  • Development and Evaluation of Positive Youth Development Programs in Hong Kong
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LAU Siu Ying Patrick (Educational Psychology), CHENG Howard*, Ma Hing Keung*, Lee Tat Yan*, Sandra Tsang*, Yuen Man Tak*
    2 January 2005
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

    This project attempts to develop positive youth development programs for Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 students in Hong Kong. There are several components of the research: 1) development of positive youth development programs in Hong Kong; 2) training of program implementers (including teachers and social workers); 3) implementation of the program; 4) on-going and comprehensive evaluation of the program; and 5) long-term evaluation of the program. (SS04973)


  • Development and Evaluation of Positive Youth Development Programs in Hong Kong (Phase II)
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LAM Ching Man, LAU Siu Ying Patrick (Educational Psychology), SUN Chui Fun, Hing Keung MA*, LEE Tak Yan*, TSANG Sandra*, HUI Eadaoin*, SIU Andrew*
    1 January 2005
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

    This project attempts to develop positive youth development programs for Secondary 1 and Secondary 3 students in Hong Kong. The additional components of the project as: 1) implementation of the project; 2) meta-analyses of the research findings; 3) translation of the curricula; and 4) dissemination of the research findings. (SS04748)


  • Development and Validation of Measures of Parent-adolescent Communication in Hong Kong
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LAM Ching Man, LEE Tak Yan*
    15 July 2003
    Wofoo Foundation Limited

    A survey of the literature shows that there is a severe lack of validated Chinese measures of parent-adolescent communication in Hong Kong. There are two objectives of this project. The first objective of the project is to develop two measures of parent-adolescent communication, including: 1) a measure of specific parent-adolescent communication on seven process dimensions (frequency, initiation, recognition, self-disclosure, domination, emotional responses, and evaluation) over theoretically and empirically derived content areas (including academic achievement, peer relations, family issues and proper behavior); 2) a measure that attempts to assess the global qualities of parent-adolescent communication, such as empathy and trust in communication. The second objective of the project is to validate the two measures developed in this study. Two studies will be carried out to validate the measures developed. First, a known group comparison method will be carried out to examine the discriminant validity of the measures. Second, a test-retest reliability study will be carried out to examine the validity and reliability of the developed measures. The validated tools can help clinical practitioners to assess parent-adolescent communication in practice settings. Researchers can also use the developed tools to examine profiles of parent-adolescent communication in families with adolescents in Hong Kong. (SS03547)


  • Development of a Culturally Appropriate Assessment and Treatment Model for Problem in Hong Kong
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel
    1 June 2006
    Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Even Centre

    The study attempted to develop and validate the Chinese version of the G-MAP. The present study was based on the clients seeking from the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Even Centre (N=134). There were 8 problem gamblers and 125 pathological gamblers participating in the study. (SS05982)


  • Experiences and Adjustment of Young New Arrivals from Mainland China: A Narrative Analysis
  • LAM Mong Chow Amy, FONG SOONG Tong Kou (Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research), TSOI Kcon Wah
    1 December 2000
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Most of the existing studies on young new arrivals from Mainland China are quantitative survey research and very few have attempted to understand these immigrants' unique personal experiences in adjusting to their new lives in Hong Kong. In order to fill this gap in research, this study attempts to use the methodology of narrative analysis in qualitative research to investigate the migration experiences of the young new arrivals through their own stories. The major objectives of the study are:
    (1) to understand the experiences of young immigrants in their adjustment to the daily living in Hong Kong through their own interpretation;
    (2) to examine the meanings which young immigrants have constructed out of their overall migration experience;
    (3) to identify similarities and differences in the trajectories of adjustment of young immigrants who are identified as well-adjusted, moderatelyadjusted and poorly-adjusted; and
    (4) to formulate hypotheses about factors contributing to successful and unsuccessful adjustments of young immigrants.
    It is expected that findings from this study will enrich our understanding of the culture of the newcomers, their migration experiences, and the issues they face in the process of adjusting to daily living. Furthermore, the findings can definitely have significant theoretical and practical contributions to policy formulation and direct practice so that social services for young new arrivals from the Mainland could be more responsive to their genuine needs and problems. (CU00367)


  • A Longitudinal Study of Parental Control in Early Adolescence in Hong Kong
  • SHEK Tan Lei Daniel, LEE Tak Yan*
    31 December 2003
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Although studies have been conducted to examine the nature of parental control in adolescence, they are plagued with conceptual as well as methodological limitations. Recent studies suggest the need to differentiate two aspects of parental control - psychological control (parental intrusiveness) and behavioral control (parental regulation and supervision of child’s behavior). While there are signs suggesting that parents in Hong Kong exercise inadequate parental behavioral control, no scientific studies with reference to the distinction between psychological control and behavioral control have been conducted. This study attempts to study: (1) the nature of psychological control in early adolescence in Hong Kong; (2) the nature of behavioral control in academic and socially regulated behavior domains in early adolescence in Hong Kong with reference to parental rules and regulations imposed, monitoring, knowledge, and indigenously derived behavioral control processes; (3) changes in psychological control and behavioral control in early adolescent years; (4) parental differences in psychological control and behavioral control; (5) differential effects of different types of parental control (psychological control and behavioral control) on different adolescent developmental outcomes; and (6) antecedents of parental control, including trust, perceived traditional Chinese parenting beliefs of the parents, family types (families experiencing economic disadvantage, single parent families, new arrival families and families with special needs) and parental education. A longitudinal research design in which quantitative data based on 3,000 adolescents will be employed to achieve the above objectives. (CU03293)


  • A Model of Successful Aging for the Elderly Living Alone in the Community: A Pilot Study
  • LEE Jik Joen, SHEK Tan Lei Daniel
    1 November 2000
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    This is a pilot study of a large scale study of the elderly living alone in Hong Kong. A severe lack of scientific findings in the local context and the existence of contradictory research findings in the literature concerning the psychosocial/health needs and adjustment of elderly people living alone in the community are sufficient to warrant a systematic; large scale investigation in Hong Kong.
    The objectives of this study are: (1) to depict the elderly people who live alone in terms of psychosocial and sociodemographic characteristics; (2) to identify the determinants of living alone in old age, (3) to understand the experience of living alone in a modern Chinese society, (4) to investigate personal coping skills, formal and informal supports as well as the utilization patterns for psychosocial and health services by the elderly people living alone, (5) to examine the psychosocial adjustment of the elderly people living alone, and (6) to construct a model of successful aging for the elderly living alone.
    This study will be a pioneer, cross-sectional study concerning the elderly aged 60 or over living alone in the community. Conceptually, the strength of this study is that it attempts to build up a model of the determinants of successful aging for elderly people living alone in a modern Chinese society. Methodologically, the strength of this study is that a large and random sample will be used, and that the situations of non-institutionalized elderly people living alone will be compared with (a) the elderly people living with others in the community, and (b) those elderly people living alone in the community who have been identified as high-risk by the Social Welfare Department. Academically speaking, this study will generate findings that can clarify our understanding of elderly people living alone. Practically speaking, this study will help local human service providers to find appropriate ways to prevent premature institutionalization and to avoid the negative impact of overcaring or undercaring for the elderly by delivering the needed services to the right elderly clients. (SS00387)



Research Publications


  • "Actual-ideal" discrepancies in the representation of self and significant-others and psychological well-being of Chinese adolescents. Hong Kong : Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1992.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize BF724.3.S35 S54 1992 c.2; UL HK Studies BF724.3.S35 S54 1992)



  • "Adolescent cough medicine abuse in Hong Kong: Implications for the design of positive youth development programs in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LAM Ching Man). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freud Publishing House Ltd, 2006. pp.493-503.



  • "Adolescent cough medicine abuse in Hong Kong: Implications for the design of psoitive youth development programs in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LAM Ching Man). Positive Youth Development: Development of a Pioneering Program in a Chinese Context ed. by D.T.J. Shek, H.K. Ma, & J. Merrick. London, United Kingdom: Freund Publishing Company, 2007. pp.25-36.



  • "Adolescent development issues in Hong Kong: Relevance to positive youth development programs in Hong Kong". International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.341-354.



  • "Adolescent Developmental Issues in Hong Kong: Relevance to Positive Youth Development Programs in Hong Kong". Positive youth development: Development of a pioneering program in a Chinese context ed. by D. T. L. Shek, H. K. Ma & J. Merrick. London: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2007. pp.9-23.



  • "Adolescent Suicide in Hong Kong during 1980-2000" (co-authored with TANG Mun Yu). Inernational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.15 no.3, London, U.K.: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2003. pp.245-265.



  • "Adolescent Suicide in Hong Kong: 1980 to 2003." (co-authored with LEE Britta Mailynn and CHOW Tak Wai). Suicidal Behavioral in Adolescence ed. by J. Merrick & G. Zalsman. Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2005. pp.235-264.



  • Advances in social welfare in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, 2002.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV431 .A38 2002 c.3; UL Reserve 4 hours HV431 .A38 2002 c.4; UL HK Studies HV431 .A38 2002 c.2; CC Reserve 4 hours HV431 .A38 2002)



  • Advances in Social Welfare in Hong Kong. (co-authored with LAM Mong Chow Amy, AU Chor Fai and LEE Jik Joen) Hong Kong, P.R.C.: The Chinese University Press, 2002.



  • "After-school Time and Perceived Parental Control Processes, Parent-adolescent Relational Qualities, and Psychological Well-being in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong". Family Therapy vol.34 no.2, 2007. p.107-126.



  • "Alcohol and youth in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LOU V. W. Q.). Adolescence and alcohol: An international perspective ed. by I. Kandel, J. Merrick & L. Sher. United Kingdom: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.85-96.



  • "Alcohol Use and Abuse amongst Adolescents in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LOU V. W. Q.). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.1, 69-79. 2006.



  • "Assessment of Perceived Parental Psychological Control in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong.". Research on Social Work Practice vol.16 no.4, California, United States of America: Sage Publications, 2006. pp.382-391.



  • "Beliefs about Causes of Poverty and Psychological Well-being of Parents and Adolescents Experiencing Economic Disadvantage in Hong Kong.". The American Journal of Family Therapy vol.32 no.3, United Kingdom: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2004. pp.239-254.



  • "Beliefs about Cough Medicine Abuse Among Chinese Young People in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LAM Ching Man). Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal vol.36 no.1, 2008. p.135-144.



  • "Beliefs About Cough Medicine Abuse Among Young People in Hong Kong" (co-authored with林靜雯及周德慧). Chinese Journal of Drug Dependence vol.16 no.3, p.220-225. 2007.



  • "Beliefs About the Causes of Poverty in Parents and Adolescents Experiencing Economic Disadvantage in Hong Kong.". Journal of Genetic Psychology vol.165 no.3, United States of America: Heldref Publications, 2004. pp.272-291.



  • Best practice of gambling counseling in Hong Kong : developing a localized instrument for assessing the psychosocial profiles of individuals with problem gambling. Hong Kong : Even Centre, Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals : Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Dept. of Social Works, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HV6722.H6 S54 2006)



  • "Book Review on "Suicidal Behavior, Bereavement and Death Education in Chinese Adolescents: Hong Kong Studies"". The China Journal vol.50 Canberra, Australia: Contemorary China Centre, Australian National University, 2003. pp.223-225.



  • Care-givers of preschool mentally handicapped children in Hong Kong : their stress, coping resources and psychological well-being. Hong Kong : Heep Hong Society for Handicapped Children, 1993.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ759.913.S43 1993; UL HK Studies HV6722.H6 S54 2006)



  • Child abuse in the Chinese societies : a review of the literature. Hong Kong : Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1992.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV6626.5 .K87 1992 c.2; UL HK Studies HV6626.5 .K87 1992)



  • "Chinese Cultural Beliefs About Adversity: Its Relationship to Psychological Well-being, School Adjustment and Problem behavior in Hong Kong Adolescents With and Without Economic Disadvantage.". Childhood vol.11 no.1, London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications, 2004. pp.63-80.



  • "A Comprehensive Review of Quality of Life (QOL) Research in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LEE Britta Mailynn). The Scientific World JOURNAL: TSW Holistic Health & Medicine vol.7 2007. p.1222-1229.



  • "Conceptual Framework Underlying the Development of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong". International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.303-314.



  • "Conceptual framework underlying the development of a positive youth development program in Hong Kong". Positive Youth Development: Development of a Pioneering Program in a Chinese Context ed. by D. T. L. Shek, H. K. Ma & J. Merrick . London: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2007. pp.81-92.



  • "Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Reliability of The Chinese Version of A Revised Teacher Efficacy Scale Among Guidance Teachers in Hong Kong" (co-authored with YUEN Man Tak, LAM Man Ping, LAU Siu Ying Patrick and CHAN Mow Chiu Raymond). Psychologia vol.46 2003. pp.67-78.



  • "Construction of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong" (co-authored with MA H. K. and MERRICK J.). Positive youth development: Development of a pioneering program in a Chinese context ed. by Shek, D. T. L., Ma, H. K., & Merrick, J.. London: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2007. pp.3-8.



  • "Construction of a Positive Youth Development Project in Hong Kong". International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.299-302.



  • Cough Medicine Absue among Young People in Hong Kong. (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and LAM Ching Man) Hong Kong SAR: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, 2004.06.



  • "Cough Medicine Abuse among young people in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LAM Ching Man, NGAI Sek Yum, YIU T. L., CHUNG B., KWONG R and LEUNG A.). International conference on tackling drug abuse Hong Kong SAR, 2005.02.23.



  • Cough medicine abuse among young people in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals) Hong Kong : CROSS Centre, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals : Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Dept. of Social Work, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV5840.H6 C68 2004 c.2; UL HK Studies HV5840.H6 C68 2004)



  • "Design of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong" (co-authored with MA H. K.). Positive Youth Development: Development of a Pioneering Program in a Chinese Context ed. by D. T. L. Shek, H. K. Ma & J. Merrick. London: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2007. pp.93-107.



  • "Design of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong" (co-authored with MA H.K.). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.315-327.



  • "Development and Validation of a Positive Youth Development Scale in Hong Kong" (co-authored with SIU A. M. H.; LEE T. Y., CHENG H. C. H., TSANG S. K. M., CHUI Y. M. and LUNG Wai Man). Positive Youth Development: Development of a Pioneering Program in a Chinese Context ed. by D. T. L. Shek, H. K. Ma & J. Merrick. London: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2007. pp.273-284.



  • "Development and Validation of a Positive Youth Development Scale in Hong Kong" (co-authored with SIU A.M.H., LEE T.Y., CHENG Howard, TSANG Sandra, CHUI Yat Hung, LUI Hor Yan Joyce and LUNG Wai Man). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.547-558.



  • "Development of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Project P.A.T.H.S (Positive Adolescent Training Through Holistic Social Programs)" (co-authored with LAU Siu Ying Patrick). Journal of Basic Education vol.15 no.1, 2006. pp.141-157.



  • "Drug Addiction Research in Hong Kong". Statement presented at the Governor's Summit Meeting on Drugs, organized by the Action Committee Against Narcotics. Hong Kong, 1995.



  • Effects of an early intervention programme for Down's syndrome preschool children in Hong Kong. (co-authored with S. Opper and S.K.M. Tsang) Hong Kong : Sub-committee on Training Programme, Heep Hong Society for Handicapped Children, 1987.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LC4602.5 .E44 c.2; CC LC4602.5 .E44)



  • "Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Issues, Principles and Design" (co-authored with SIU A. M. H.). Positive Youth Development: Development of a Pioneering Program in a Chinese Context ed. by D. T. L. Shek, H. K. Ma & J. Merrick. London: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2007. pp.261-272.



  • "Evaluation of a positive youth development program in Hong Kong: Issues, principles and design." (co-authored with SIU A.M.H.). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.329-339.



  • "Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Secondary Data Analyses of Conclusions Drawn by the Program Implementers". International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health vol.1 no.2, 2008. pp.145-158.



  • "Evaluation of A Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Findings from The Implementation Phase" (co-authored with SUN Chui Fun). International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health vol.1 no.2, NY, United States of America: Nova Science Publishers, 2008. pp.115-129.



  • "Evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Findings Based on Different Evaluation Strategies". International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health vol.1 no.2, 2008. pp.87-90.



  • "Evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Triangulation of Findings Based on Different Evaluation Strategies". The Scientific World JOURNAL: TSW Holistic Health & Medicine vol.8 2008. p.1-3.



  • "Evaluation of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Utilization of Student Weekly Diary" (co-authored with SUN Chui Fun, LAM Ching Man, LUNG Wai Man and LO Sui Chung). The Scientific World Journal: TSW Holistic Health and Medicine vol.8 2008. pp.13-21.



  • "Evidence-based Social Work Practice in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LAM Mong Chow Amy and TSOI Kcon Wah). International Perspectives on Evidence-based Practice in Social Work ed. by B. Thyer and M. Kazi. London: Venture Press, 2004. pp.213-222.



  • "Frequency, quality and satisfaction dimensions of perceived parent-adolescent communication among Chinese adolescent in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LEE Tak Yan and LAM Ching Man). Trends in Behavioral Psychology Research ed. by R.L. Marrowlin. United States of America: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2007. pp.17-33.



  • "Frequency, satisfaction and quality dimensions of perceived parent-adolescent communication among Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong" (co-authored with LEE Britta Mailynn, LEE Tak Yan and LAM Ching Man). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.18 no.2, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.259-270.



  • "Hopelessness – Its relationships to parental control processes and emotional quality of life in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong". Spirituality, religion & holistic health: The boundary situation and its transcendence ed. by S. S. M. Kwan. Hong Kong SAR: The Commercial Press (H.K.) Ltd., 2005. pp.170-181.



  • "Hopelessness in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong." (co-authored with LEE T.Y.). Suicidal behavior in adolescence ed. by J. Merrick & G. Zalsman. Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.105-118.



  • "Hopelessness in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Demographic and Family Correlates" (co-authored with LEE T. Y.). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.17 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2005. pp.279-290.



  • "An innovation in drug prevention programs for adolescents: The Hong Kong Astro Program" (co-authored with LAM Chiu Wan, NG Ho Yee, YEUNG Ka Ching and LAM Debbie Ob). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.17 no.4, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2006. pp.343-353.



  • "Intact and Non-intact Families in Hong Kong: Differences in Perceived Parental Control Processes, Parent-child Relational Qualities, and Adolescent Psychological Well-being". Journal of Divorce and Remarriage vol.47 no.1-2, 2007. p.157-172.



  • International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health: Special Issue on Evaluation of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong. (co-authored with MA Hing Keung and MERRICK Joav) New York, United States of America: Nova Science Publishers , Inc, 2008.



  • "Internet Addiction in Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong: Assessment, Profiles, and Psychosocial Correlates" (co-authored with TANG, MUN YU and LO C.Y.). The Scientific World JOURNAL: TSW Child Health & Human Development 2008. pp.776-787.



  • A longitudinal evaluation study of a pioneering drug prevention program (Project Astro MIND) in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong : Dept. of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong : Youth and Community Service, Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association, 2003.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV5840.H6 L67 2003 c.2; UL HK Studies HV5840.H6 L67 2003)



  • "A Longitudinal Study of Peer and Teacher Influences on Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior of Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents" (co-authored with MA Hing Keung, CHEUNG Ping Chung and TAM Ka Keung). Social Behavior and Personality vol.30 no.2, Wellington, New Zealand, 2002. pp.157-168.



  • "A longitudinal study of perceived parental psychological control and psychological well-being in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong". Journal of Clinical Psychology vol.63 no.1, United States of America: John Wiley & Son Inc, 2007. pp.1-22.



  • "A Longitudinal Study of Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior of Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents: The Influence of Parents, Peers, and Teachers" (co-authored with MA Hing Keung, CHEUNG Ping Chung and TAM Ka Keung). Advances in Psychology Research (Volume 34) ed. by Shohov, S.P. New York, United States of America: Nova Science Publishers, 2005. pp.207-220.



  • "A longitudinally study of perceived differences in parental control and parent-child relational qualities in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong". Journal of Adolescent Research vol.22 no.2, United States of America: Sage Publications Inc., 2007. pp.156-188.



  • A Longiudinal Evaluaton Study of a Pioneering Drug Prevention Program (Project AstroMIND) in Hong Kong. (co-authored with NG Ho Yee, LAM Chiu Wan, LAM Oi Bing and YEUNG Ka Ching) Hong Kong, P.R.C.: Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong, 2003.



  • "Meaning in Life and Adjustment Amongst Early Adolescents in Hong Kong". The International Forum for Logotherapy vol.22 1 USA, 1999. pp.36-43.



  • "Meaning in Life and Adjustment Amongst Midlife Parents in Hong Kong" The International Forum for Logotherapy vol.17 2 USA, 1994. pp.102-107.



  • "Mental Health of Secondary School Students in Hong Kong: An Epidemiological Study Using The General Health Questionnaire.". International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.3 no.3, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 1989. pp.191-215.



  • ""Non-engaged" Young People in Hong Kong: Key Statistics and Observations." (co-authored with LEE Britta Mailynn). International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health vol.16 no.2, Israel: Freund Publishing House Ltd., 2004. pp.145-163.



  • P.A.T.H.S. to adulthood : a Jockey Club youth enhancement scheme : secondary three curriculum. Hong Kong : Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Dept. of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LB1620.53.H6 P3723 2008 v.1; UL HK Studies LB1620.53.H6 P3723 2008 v.2; UL HK Studies LB1620.53.H6 P3723 2008 v.3; UL HK Studies LB1620.53.H6 P3723 2008 CDROM 1; UL HK Studies LB1620.53.H6 P3723 2008 CDROM 2-3)



  • P.A.T.H.S. to adulthood : a Jockey Club youth enhancement scheme : secondary two curriculum. Hong Kong : Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.
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  • "Parental, Peer, and Teacher Influences on the Social Behavior of Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents." (co-authored with MA Hing Keung, CHEUNG Ping Chung and LAM Oi Bun Christina). Journal of Genetic Psychology vol.161 no.1, United States of America: Heldref Publications, 2000. pp.65-78.



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  • "A Pioneering Longitudinal Study of the Development and Validation of a Drug Prevention Program in Hong Kong - Project Astro MIND" (co-authored with NG Ho Yee, LAM Chiu Wan, LAM Debbie Oi Bing and YEUNG Ka Ching). Paper presented in the Socal Wok S ymposium on KnowledgePractice and Research in Chinese Societies - Challenges Ahead, Hong Kong, P.R.C.: Department of Social Work, The Chinese Universityof Hong Kong, 2003.



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  • "The Quality of Family Life and Well-Being of Chinese Parents in Hong Kong". Psychologia: International Journal of Psychology in the Orient vol.39 2 Japan, 1996. pp.84-93.



  • Quality-of-life research in Chinese, Western and global contexts. (co-authored with Ying Keung Chan and Paul S.N. Lee) Dordrecht : Springer, 2005.
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  • "Recent Developments in the Area of Creative Thinking in Hong Kong" (co-authored with SPINKS J. A., KU-YU S. Y., and BACON-SHONE J.). Creative thinking: New perspectives ed. by S. Dingli. Malta: Malta University Press, 1996. pp.202-217.



  • "Rehabilitation of Mental Patients in Hong Kong: Problems and Possibilities". (co-authored with LAM L. K. H.) Social Services in Hong Kong. A.Y.H. Kwan. Hong Kong: Writers and Publishers Corporation, 1987, p. 205-217.



  • "The Relation of Social Influences and Social Relationships to Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior in Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents" (co-authored with MA Hing Keung and CHEUNG Ping Chung). Advances in Psychology Research (Volume 8) ed. by Shohov, S.P. 1st ed. New York, U.S.A.: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2002. pp.177-201.



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  • Research report on Hong Kong women's perception of male and female attributes at different points of time in the 20th century : a repertory grid exploration. 《香港婦女看二十世紀男女角色的轉變》 (co-authored with Agnes K.C. Yeung) Hong Kong : YWCA, 1986.
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  • "A Study of Help-seeking Characteristics and Psychological Well-being of Young heroin Abusers in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHUNG Yee-ha Ida). CUHK MPhil Thesis 1998.



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  • "Using Student Weekly Diary to Evaluate Positive Youth Development Programs: The Case of Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong" (co-authored with SUN Chui Fun.). International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health vol.1 no.2, USA, 2008. pp.93-102.



  • "Whole person education in Hong Kong: Reflection and practice." (co-authored with MA Hing Keung). Paper presented in the Conference on Teaching Development and School-Based Research, organized by Guangzhou Educational Research Institute. Guangzhou, P.R.C., 2006.06.



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  • 《兩代相衝與相融 : 家庭價值觀異同的啓示硏究報告》(與硏究員傅淑賢,趙振雄合編),香港:香港小童群益會,1999。
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  • 《青少年正面發展構念》(與李德仁合編),香港:商務印書館,2007。
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  • 《背景,概念和設計》(與劉兆瑛合編),香港:商務印書館,2007。
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  • <香港「共創成長路」計劃的評估:有關議題、原則及設計> (與蕭敏康合著), 《【共創成長路】計劃概念架構及課程設計手冊(一):背景、概念和設計》,石丹理、劉兆瑛編,香港特別行政區:商務印書館(香港)有限公司,2007.01,頁159-178。



  • <香港青少年對家庭的看法:應用「家庭評估工具」所得的結果>,《青年研究學報》,第3卷第2期,香港,2000,頁101-109。



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  • <香港青少年對父母控制的觀感:對設計「共創成長路」計劃的啟示> (與李德仁合著),《【共創成長路】計劃概念架構及課程設計手冊(一):背景、概念和設計》,石丹理、劉兆瑛編,香港特別行政區:商務印書館(香港)有限公司, 2007.01,頁55-72。



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