Sex differences in problem behaviour and the self-concept: An investigation of Hong Kong junior secondary school students

Po Yin Miranda LAI, David A. WATKINS

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-19
JournalNew Horizons in Education
Volume37
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996

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Drew, 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.

Keywords

  • Sex differences
  • Problem behavior
  • Self-concept
  • Investigation
  • Hong Kong
  • Junior secondary students
  • 香港初中學生問題行為與自我概念關係之研究