Education Journal



Family Relationship, Self-Concept, and Delinquent Behavior Among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

1997.第25卷第1期(Vol. 25 No. 1).pp. 107–132

 

Family Relationship, Self-Concept, and Delinquent Behavior Among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong

香港青少年的家庭關係、自我概念和犯罪行為

Kit-Ling LAU & David W. CHAN(劉潔玲、陳維鄂)

Abstract

This study constructed an integrated model to investigate the relations among family relationship, self-concept, and delinquent behavior. A total of 579 Chinese students in Grades 7 and 9 from four secondary schools in Hong Kong voluntarily responded to a questionnaire that measured these three constructs. The findings from structural equation modeling supported that a positive family relationship was critical in facilitating the development of adolescents' self-concept and in restraining adolescents from engaging in delinquent behavior. Two self-concept domains, behavioral conduct and social acceptance, were found to be significantly related to delinquent behavior, mediating the influence of family relationship. Implications of these findings on the complex relations among family relationship, self-concept, and delinquent behavior are discussed.

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