Comprehensive support group and psychological well-being of single parent families in Hong Kong

by Leung, Lai-tuen

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thews entitled Comprehensive Support Croup and Psychological Well-being of Single Parent Families in Hong Kong submitted by l.cung I ::i liu'ii, Flora for the Degree of Master of Social Sciences)! the University of Hong Kong in August 199-1 l~hc present study examined the differences in perceived psychological well-being and social network between single and two-parents in Hong Kong Parents' responses were obtained with the Chinese version of the General Health QuestionnaireOO (CiHQ-30). Perceived Social Support from Friend (PSS-fr) and Perceived Social Support from Family (PSS-fa) In addition, a comprehensive support group was provided for single parents in a Camas Family Service Centre Quantitative results indicated differences between single and two-parents in psychological well-being which disappeared when amount of monthly income was controlled In addition, different levels <>( perceived social support and financial status had an effect on patents' psychological well-being Observations in the comprehensive support group suggested thai changes in financial situation and social support were the main difficulties experienced by single parents in Hong Kong. Monthly income for single parents tended to be lower and many of them were receiving public allowance Friendship and kinship were the two prominent support networks for single parents The role of the clinical psychologist in facilitating single parents' post-divorce adjustment was discussed
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:single parent families china hong kong parents psychology children of


Date of Publication:01/01/1994

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