NGAI Ngan Pun 魏雁濱

Research Projects


  • Support for Aged Parents: A Study of Hong Kong School Youth
  • NGAI Ngan Pun, CHEUNG Chau Kiu*
    1 April 2003
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Responsibility for aged parents among the younger generation faces a critical challenge in contemporary Chinese society because of the supported decline in filial piety, and change in demographic and family structure. The concern is particularly significant when parental dependency and burden of care for them meets with the young generation indifference and reluctance. Finding ways to mitigate contradiction in duties and responsibilities between older and younger generations is essential for the success of social policies and programs. Whereas a factor pertaining to social construction has been notable for the positive or negative influence of social policies and programs on people’s support for their elderly parents, empirical evidence in support of the assertion has not been readily available. Such data are especially important if they are derived form opinions of young people who sooner or later will have to shoulder the majority of responsibility for the elder parents.
    The present project will collect empirical data for the analysis of Chinese young people’s support for their parents in Hong Kong. The causes of youth’s support or lack of support for their parents will be identified. Implications for various social policies and program alternatives for young people’s support and care of older parents will be examined. The project will collect data by means of a survey of 1,000 young people aged between 15 and 18 in Hong Kong’s high school students. The samples will be obtained by a random sampling procedure to ensure their representativeness. The study will not only offer up-to-date and pertinent descriptive and representative findings about Hong Kong young people’s support for their parents, but also will shed light on the development of social policies and programs aimed at improving young people’s support for their parents. (SS02731)



Research Publications


  • Assessing the likelihood of crime and delinquency : a study of marginal youths in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Dept. of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2001.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV9210.A5 C65 2002 c.2; UL HK Studies HV9210.A5 C65 2002; UC General Education HV9210.A5 C65 2002 c.4)



  • Assessing the Likelihood of Crime and Delinquency: A Study of Marginal Youths in Hong Kong. (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau-Kiu, XIE Xialing, SUN Zhongxin, TU Minxia and CHEN Jijing) Hong Kong, 2001.07.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV9213.A5 A77 2001; UL HK Studies HV9213.A5 A77 2001 c.3; UC General Education HV9213.A5 A77 2001 c.4)



  • "Barriers and Facilitators to the Acceptance of Social Work Services among Hong Kong Youth-at-risk" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and CHEUNG Chau-kiu). Paper presented in the Mainland China-Hong Kong-Macau Youth Research Roundtable Conference. Hong Kong, 2007.05.



  • "Chinese Perception of Preconditions for Need Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong and Tianjin" (co-authored with WONG Chack Kie and PENG Huamin). Paper presented in The International Conference on Sociology and Contemporary Chinese Society. Nankai University, China, 2002.11.



  • A comparative study of the likelihood of delinquency of marginal youth in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Hong Kong : Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV9210.A5 C65 2002 c.2; UL HK Studies HV9210.A5 C65 2002 )



  • "Differential Effects of Service Experience and Classroom Reflection on Service-Learning Outcomes: A Study of University Students in Hong Kong" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum). International Journal of Adolescence and Youth vol.12. 2005. pp.231-250



  • "Effects of Playing Online Game on Youth Problems in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau-kiu and NGAI Sek Yum). Paper presented in the Mainland China-Hong Kong-Macau Youth Research Roundtable Conference. Hong Kong, 2007.05.



  • "Effects of Youth’s Policy Awareness on Support for Their Parents in Hong Kong and Shanghai" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau-kiu and NGAI Sek Yum). Paper presented in the 8th International Conference on Asian Youth & Childhoods. Lucknow, India, 2007.11.



  • "Empowerment or Disempowerment? A Critical Review of Youth Training Schemes for Non-Engaged Youth in Hong Kong" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum). The XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology held in Durban, South Africa, 2006.07.



  • "Empowerment or Disempowerment? A Review of Youth Training Schemes for Non-Engaged Young People in Hong Kong" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum). Adolescence vol.42 no.165, 2007. pp.137-149.



  • "Environmental Influences on Risk Taking among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and CHEUNG Chau Kiu). Adolescence vol.41 no.164, 2006. pp.739-752.



  • "Family abusive risk and social assistance opportunity in marginal youth’s life course: Clues to delinquent inclination in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu and NGAI Sek Yum). A paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues: Opportunities and Challenges of Youth in New Era, organized by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Macao SAR on 5-9 Dec 2005.



  • "Family Strain and Adolescent Delinquency in Two Chinese Cities, Guangzhou and Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu and NGAI Sek Yum). Journal of Child & Family Studies vol.16 no.5, 2007. pp.626-641.



  • Family stress and adolescent mental health : a study on school youth in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. (co-authored with Law Wai-on, Simon in collaboration with Liu Xiaogang and Zhou Feng) Hong Kong : : Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HQ799.H6F35 1994; UL HK Studies HQ799.H6F35 1994 c.3)



  • "Humanist Approaches to Youth Development in the Summer Youth Program of Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu). Journal of Social Service Research Vol.31, Issue No.2 1-24. USA: The Haworth Press, 2004.09.



  • "Key Elements Contributing to Leadership Development in Service-Learning: A Study of University Students in Hong Kong" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum). Paper presented in the International Symposium on Youth Leadership in a Transformational Society. Beijing, China, 2007.10.



  • "Marginal Youths’ Likelihood of Crime and Delinquency: A Study in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau-Kiu). Paper presented in the 3rd International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, organized by Dept. of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Tampere, The Finnish Society for Social Work Research and the Association of Social Workers in Health Care. Tampere, Finland, 2001.07.



  • "The Measurement of Internet Addiction: The Case of Hong Kong Secondary and Primary School Students" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and CHEUNG Chau Kiu). Paper presented in the Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macau Youth Research Roundtable Conference, Hong Kong, China, 2007.05. 15 pgs.



  • "Person-centered Approach: Skills in Field Instruction for Chinese Students in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHAN Wai Yee). "From Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement - Nature and Mechanism of Professional Competence in Counselling" Conference organized by The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Applied Social Studies. Hong Kong, China, 2003.08.23.



  • "Policy Awareness and Support for Parents: A Comparative Study of Young People in Hong Kong and Shanghai" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu and NGAI Sek Yum). Paper presented in the 45th Anniversary Symposium of CUHK Social Work Department on Social Work Practice & Education in Chinese Societies. Hong Kong SAR, 2008.



  • "Predictors of the Likelihood of Delinquency: A Study of Marginal Youth in Hong Kong, China" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu). Youth & Society USA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2005.06. p. 445 - 470.



  • "Prevalence, Role and Functions of Self-help Groups in Hong Kong" (co-authored with MOK Bong Ho, CHAU Kin Lam Kenneth and FUNG Ho Lup). The Hong Kong Journal of SocialWork World Scientific. vol.37 no.1, Hong Kong, China: Hon g Kong Social Workers Association Limited, 2003.07.01. pp.87-96.



  • Report on Risk-taking Behavior among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers: What They Do and Why (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and CHEUNG Chau-kiu). Hong Kong, 2006.



  • A report on the study of China's youth policy. (co-authored with Lu ShiZhen) Hong Kong : Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, 1997.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HQ799.C55 R46 1997; UL HK Studies HQ799.C55 R46 1997 c.3; CC HQ799.C55 R46 1997 c.4)



  • "Risk-Taking among Hong Kong Young Dance Partygoers: What They Do and Why" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and CHEUNG Chau Kiu). The 7th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues held in Macau organized by ISA R34 & Macau SAR Government. 2005.12.



  • Risk-taking behavior among Hong Kong young dance partygoers : what they do and why : research report. (co-authored with Steven Sek-yum Ngai and Chan-kiu Cheung) Hong Kong : Dept. of Social Work, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HQ799.8.H6 N43 2006; UC General Education HQ799.8.H6 N43 2006 c.2)



  • "Service participation, friendship networks, family support and developmental outcomes among low-income young people in Hong Kong" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum, CHEUNG Chau Kiu and TO Siu Ming). Paper presented in the 10th Nordic Youth Research Information Symposium, organized by Norwegian Social Research in Norway on June 13-15, 2008.



  • "Service Participation, Friendship Networks, Family Supports and Developmental Outcomes among Low-Income Young People in Hong Kong" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum, CHEUNG Chau Kiu and TO Siu Ming). Paper presented in the Nordic Youth Research Conference (NYRIS 10) on Bonds and Communities – Young People and Their Social Ties. Lillehammer, Norway, 2008.



  • "Strain as a Predisposing Factor of the Delinquent Behavior of Adolescents in Mainland China and Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu). Paper presented in International Sociological Association XV World Congress of Sociology. 25 pgs. Brisbane, Australia, 2002.



  • Strategic research on the value and effectiveness of summer youth program : research report. (co-authored with Chau-kiu Cheung) Hong Kong : Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV1441.H6 N482 1999; UL HK Studies HV1441.H6 N482 1999 c.2)



  • "A study of marginal youth’s likelihood of delinquency in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu).The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work vol.37 no.2, Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Social Workers Association Limited, 2003. pp.229-237.



  • "A Study of Marginal Youth's Likelihood of Delinquency in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau-kiu.). The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work vol.37 no.2, Hong Kong, China: World Scientific, 2003.12.01. pp.229-237.



  • "Tackling Youth Unemployment: Revisiting Government Policy in Hong Kong" (co-authored with CHEUNG Chau Kiu). The 6th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues ed. by Yang Changjing, Xu Wenxin, An Guoqi, and Ngai, NP. Beijing, China: China Youth & Children Research Center, China Youth & Children Research Association, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, 2004.10.17. pp.83-91.



  • Young people's support for their parents : a comparative study of Hong Kong and Shanghai. (co-authored with Chau-kiu Cheung and Han Xiaoyan) Hong Kong : Faculty of Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HQ799.H6 N53 2008 c.3; UL HK Studies HQ799.H6 N53 2008; UC General Education HQ799.H6 N53 2008 c.2)



  • "Youth Leadership Training in Hong Kong: Current Development and the Way Ahead" (co-authored with NGAI Sek Yum and TO Siu Ming). Paper presented in the International Symposium on Youth Leadership in a Transformational Society. Beijing, China, 2007.10.



  • 《大埔區靑少年對社會服務需求硏究報告》(與羅維安合著),香港:大埔區議會社會服務委員會:香港中文大學社會工作學系,1994。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document HV1441.H62T34 1994; UL Oversize HV1441.H62T34 1994 c.2)



  • 《中國社會工作教育 : 西方人格理論的應用》,1994。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HV11.8.C6 N44 1994)



  • 《全球化时代的华人社会工作》(與马丽庄及邓广良合編),上海:格致出版社,2008。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV418 .Q84 2008; UC General Education HV418 .Q84 2008 c.2)



  • <妨礙與促進香港越軌青少年接納和完成社工服務的因素> (與張宙橋及倪錫欽合著),《論文發表於2007年5月12-13日香港中文大學社會工作系與中國青少年研究會合辦,國際社會學會34青年社會學研究委員會協辦》,中國香港,2007。



  • 《兩岸三地社會政策 : 理論與實務》(與王卓祺及鄧廣良合編),香港:中文大學出版社,2007。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HN733.5 .L247 2007 c.2; UL Reserve 1 day HN733.5 .L247 2007 c.4; UL HK Studies HN733.5 .L247 2007)



  • <香港中學生的盡孝意願和倫理因素> (與張宙橋合著),《中國青少年研究網 – 論文庫》,楊長征編,中國香港:中文大學出版社,2005。



  • <香港自助小組的普遍性和組織性質> (與莫邦豪、周健林及馮可立合著),Advances in Social Welfare in Hong Kong ed. by Daniel T. L. Shek, Lam Mong Chow, Au Chor Fai, J. J. Lee. Hong Kong SAR: Chinese University Press, 2002. pp.311-327.
    (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)



  • <香港社會工作者註冊制度>,《論文發表於2006年10月10日南開大學社會工作與社會政策系主辦之講座》,中國天津,2006。



  • <香港青少年從個人層次到社會層次的發展指標> (與張宙橋合著),《論文發表於兩岸四地青年發展指標研討會,《澳門特區政府教育暨青年局》,2004,頁15。



  • <家庭壓力與青少年心理健康 --- 港穗在校青少年比較研究> (與羅維安、 劉小鋼及周鳳合著),《青年研究》,1995年第2期,中國北京:中國社會科學院社會學研究所,1995,頁1-5。
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • 《家庭压力与靑少年精神健康 : 对香港与广州在校靑少年的硏究》,香港:香港中文大学香港亚太硏究所,1995。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HQ799.H6 F3512 1995 c.2; UL HK Studies HQ799.H6 F3512 1995)



  • <香港青少年從個人層次到社會層次的發展指標> (與張宙橋合著),《两岸四地青年發展指標研討會》,王志鸿、姚偉蘭,中國澳門:澳門教育暨青年局,2004.11.27,頁59-77。


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