Mapping the pathways of spiritual health and engagement with school and society of underprivileged mainstream and minority youth in Hong Kong

Yuet Mui Celeste YUEN

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Abstract

This study investigates how demographic variables relate to spiritual health and engagement with school and society among different student groups. It is based on the frameworks of life satisfaction (Huebner, 2001), spiritual health (Fisher, 2009), school engagement (Appleton et al., 2009) and civic engagement (Schultz et al., 2009). A sample of 5888 6th – 12th graders was surveyed. Among them, 2515 were HK mainstream Chinese students (HKMCS), 2055 Chinese immigrant students (CIS) and 1318 non-Chinese speaking students (NCS). Both correlation and multiple regression analyses were performed. The regression results showed that demographic variables and student groups were all significant predictors for school engagement. Overall, spiritual health was a significant predictor for school and civic engagement. Student group differences were noted. Copyright © 2017 All Academic, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

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Hong Kong
minority
health
school
student
regression
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Society
speaking
immigrant

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Yuen, C. Y. M. (2017, April). Mapping the pathways of spiritual health and engagement with school and society of underprivileged mainstream and minority youth in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Knowledge to Action Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas.