Developing mindfulness programs for adolescents: Lessons learned from an attempt in Hong Kong

Chi Chung LAM, Ngar Sze Elsa LAU, Herman Hm LO, Doris Mei Sum WOO

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Abstract

The research team developed a mindfulness course for less academically able adolescents that aims to help them improve their emotional regulation and affective control with the ultimate aim of improving their academic performances. For the duration of the course in three secondary schools in Hong Kong high dropout rate and low attendance rate among the participants were recorded. Interviews with the students revealed that most students were not interested in the mindfulness course because of the quiet and static nature of mindfulness activities. Based on these findings, possible ways of improving the course are proposed. Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-389
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Volume13
Issue number4
Early online dateOct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Citation

Lam, C. C., Lau, N. S., Lo, H. H., & Woo, D. M. S. (2015). Developing mindfulness programs for adolescents: Lessons learned from an attempt in Hong Kong. Social Work in Mental Health, 13(4), 365-389. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2014.932885

Keywords

  • Mindfulness
  • Adolescence
  • School-based intervention
  • Attention
  • Motivation
  • Wellness

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