Generalized self-efficacy of youth in the new territories: A community survey conducted by a Hong Kong NGO

Robert W. Spires, University of Richmond
Eric Howington
Jay Rowjewski


The purpose of this paper is to gain insight into the generalized self-efficacy (GSE) of youth in the New Territories of Hong Kong. Youth issues have been at the forefront of political discourse in the region and often youth are presented in the media as having fundamental deficits, which are tied to growing inequality and lack of social mobility. This study offers more perspective of the characteristics of Hong Kong youth to contribute to the literature as well as influence the discourse on youth and youth issues.