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Risk and Resilience in Adolescents

Maggie Wai Ling Poon

ISBN 10: 3659343730 / ISBN 13: 9783659343735
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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252 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Traditionally, Chinese people value intact families and perceive divorce as a stigma that will bring forth detrimental effect not only to the divorced couples but also to their children. Hong Kong, a westernalized Chinese community, encounters an increasing high rate of divorce in recent years. There is a grave concern from educators, social workers and mental health professionals about the negative impact of high conflict divorce on the children. This book examines the risk of high conflict divorce on the children and explores factors that may protect them from it. Results indicate that that adolescents from divorced families show more symptoms and they also witness more interparental conflict than those from two-parent intact families. However, their attentional styles play an important role in affecting their adjustment. Lastly, the effect of interparental conflict is mediated by the childrens self-blaming tendency. These findings should be especially useful to parents, educators, and youth workers or anyone else who is interested in developing resilience in youngsters. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659343735

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Title: Risk and Resilience in Adolescents

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Traditionally, Chinese people value intact families and perceive divorce as a stigma that will bring forth detrimental effect not only to the divorced couples but also to their children. Hong Kong, a westernalized Chinese community, encounters an increasing high rate of divorce in recent years. There is a grave concern from educators, social workers and mental health professionals about the negative impact of high conflict divorce on the children. This book examines the risk of high conflict divorce on the children and explores factors that may protect them from it. Results indicate that that adolescents from divorced families show more symptoms and they also witness more interparental conflict than those from two-parent intact families. However, their attentional styles play an important role in affecting their adjustment. Lastly, the effect of interparental conflict is mediated by the children’s self-blaming tendency. These findings should be especially useful to parents, educators, and youth workers or anyone else who is interested in developing resilience in youngsters.

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Maggie Wai-ling Poon, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist working for the government of Hong Kong. She specializes in doing evaluation for children whose parents are litigating for the child custody. She conducts regular training for social workers and clinical psychologists in this area.

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