Chinese construction of adolescent development outcome: Themes discerned in a qualitative study
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摘要Although there are well-known theories of adolescent development in the West, there is a notable lack of theory and empirical support for understanding the outcome of Chinese adolescent development. This paper examines the cultural themes that account for Chinese-Canadian parents' and adolescent's construction of adolescent development outcome. A qualitative study approach was used to explore the experiences and views of 19 adolescents and 10 of their parents. Four major themes identified reflect deep-rooted cultural effects. These themes include: be a good person (self-cultivation), be a good child (filial piety), be a self-reliance person to honor family (Chinese familism), and be a mature person (the quest for harmony and other-related attributes). A concept of "self in relational networks" is therefore proposed for understanding the unique outcome of Chinese adolescent development in the Chinese-Canadian context. "Self in relational network," in this context, refers to the development of a web of good fitting, harmonious, appropriately positioned, and socially acceptable interpersonal relationships in the adult world. The view reflects the indigenous concept of "guanxi" in Chinese culture. © 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
著者Lam C.-M.
期刊名稱Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
出版社Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
出版地United States
頁次111 - 131
關鍵詞Adolescent Development Outcome, Chinese Culture, Self

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