Chinese virtues and resilience among students in Hong Kong

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Abstract

Character strengths and training have a great impact on students’ whole-person development. This study examined the applicability of the Chinese virtues questionnaire (CVQ) and the relationships between students’ perceptions of virtues and resilience in Hong Kong, SAR, China. A total of 2468 pupils from primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong were recruited as the sample for this study. The results of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported a measurement model of Chinese virtues, and the results of structural equation modeling (SEM) suggested that Chinese virtues were positively related to positive resilience and succumbing. Significant relationships were found between gender and students’ positive resilience, and school grade level showed a significant impact on the Chinese virtues, which in turn affect resilience. Student resilience could be enhanced by nurturing virtues and related character strengths, keeping in mind the role of gender and grade level. Copyright © 2023 by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3769
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Citation

Kuang, X., Lee, J. C.-K., & Chen, J. (2023). Chinese virtues and resilience among students in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(4). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043769

Keywords

  • Chinese virtues
  • Resilience
  • Quantitative
  • Gender
  • School grade level

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