This study investigates the problem behaviour of Hong Kong junior secondary school students and its relationship with self-concept and gender. The subjects were 214 boys and 135 girls of 13-15 years of age. Significant sex differences were found both in terms of the boys being involved in more problem behaviour, and the correlations between self-concept and problem behaviour among the boys but not among the girls. Implications of these findings for modifying problem behaviour are then discussed. Copyright © 1996 New Horizons in Education.
|Journal||New Horizons in Education|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1996|
CitationDrew, P.-Y., & Watkins, D. (1996). Sex differences in problem behaviour and the self-concept: An investigation of Hong Kong junior secondary school students. New Horizons in Education, 37, 11-19.
- Sex differences
- Problem behavior
- Hong Kong
- Junior secondary students