Society and Demographic Transition › Marriage and Family
Ma, J. L. C., Wong, T. K. Y., Lau, Y. K., & Pun, S. H. (2009). Perceived family functioning and family resources of Hong Kong families: Implications for social work practice. Journal of Family Social Work, 12(3), 244–263.
Family Gender Hong Kong Social Work
This article reports the results of a telephone survey (n = 1,015 respondents) that aims to identify the perceived general family functioning and family resources of Hong Kong Chinese families and their linkage to each other in a rapidly transforming society. The perceived general family functioning of the respondents was average, and the five types of family resources—time, income, human capital, psychological capital, and social capital—of the respondents ranged from average to good. The following family resource domains, in descending order, have accounted for significant variance in perceived general family functioning: income, time spent with family, stress coping efficacy, religion, and satisfaction with the living environment. Our findings provide empirical support for policy formulation and social work practice.