Stress and coping among migrant and local-born adolescents in Hong Kong

Vicky C W TAM, Rebecca Siu Yuk Lam

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This study compared stress and coping among 243 migrant and 750 local-born Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Findings showed that compared to their local-born counterparts, migrants showed no difference in perceived stress, whereas they were less likely to use withdrawal coping and showed higher self-esteem and less delinquent behavior. Adjustment of migrant adolescents was related to the father's education level and years of residence in Hong Kong. Research and policy implications were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-332
Number of pages21
JournalYouth and Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • Migrants
  • Stress and coping


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