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dc.contributorDepartment of Applied Social Studiesen_US
dc.creatorLi, Yuen-fun Luciana-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic University-
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleAdjustment of the school age adolescents from Chinses immigrant families in Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.abstractThis research is a qualitative inquiry into the adjustment of the immigrant adolescents from Mainland China to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is a land of immigration, in fact, a great proportion of the older generation of Hong Kong residents were themselves immigrants from China. At present, there are regularly 150 persons per day legally migrating to Hong Kong from Mainland China. It is estimated that at least 30 % of immigrants are at schooling age. This implies not only pressing needs for school placements for them but also needs for the educators and social workers to help to prepare for their adjustment. Knowledge and understanding towards the adjustment of the schooling immigrants are very valuable information to the social work profession. With preliminary understanding and insight afforded by Western literature and local studies, this research seeks to study those China born adolescents who have immigrated from China to Hong Kong for 6 to 8 years, and is now studying in Secondary Form 1 to Form 3. The research question of this study is: How is the adjustment of the immigrant children after they have relocated to Hong Kong for several years and have reached adolescence ? A pre-study by means of a questionnaire, with 20 immigrant adolescents, was conducted for generating overall understanding as well as insight for the case study. A total of 2 cases of opposite sex was studied by means of "intensive interview" in this research. The conceptual framework of the research was based on the one developed by Bullrich (1989). The cases were investigated along the perspective namely, "movements to adapt", "loyalty issue", "time orientation", "role changes", and "challenges to morals and values", whereas the collected data were analyzed and presented under five headings namely, "self identity", "expectation of academic achievement", "family relations", "home-school information flow", and "peer relations". Alongside with illustrating the adjustment of the immigrant adolescents, this research aims to draw substantive implications for practice intervention in working with these adolescents and their families.en_US
dcterms.extentiv, 103 leaves ; 30 cmen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Masteren_US
dcterms.LCSHTeenage immigrants -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHChinese -- China -- Hong Kongen_US
dcterms.LCSHAdolescent psychologyen_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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