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Title: Resilience for dropout students with depression in secondary schools in Hong Kong: Parental attachment, hope and community integration
Author(s): Tsui, Ming Sum 
Author(s): Wong, Y. W.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development 
Volume: 30
Issue: 2
Start page: 78
End page: 92
The objective of this qualitative research is to better understand school dropout students with depression in Hong Kong and how they overcome their adversities. Three girls and five boys participated in the study. The results showed that the Hong Kong cultural context was affected by school competition and the effect of mental health labelling. Jaspers’ phenomenology was utilised to understand the phenomenon of school dropout and depression. The findings illustrated the importance of secure parental attachment, substitute secure attachment, hope, supportive environment and community integration in helping dropout students with depression to overcome adversities. A resilience model for school dropouts with depression is proposed for improving professional practice in Hong Kong.
DOI: 10.1080/02185385.2019.1701544
CIHE Affiliated Publication: Yes
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