Depression in high ability adolescents: A cross-cultural study

  • Cheung, Ho Nam (Principal Investigator)
  • Williams, Joanne (Co-investigator)
  • Chan, Stella (Co-investigator)
  • Hoogeveen, Lianne (Co-investigator)
  • Jen, Enyi (Co-investigator)
  • Sin, Kenneth (Co-investigator)
  • Weerdenburg, Marjolijin (Co-investigator)

Project Details


This is a 24 month international study to examine depression among high achieving adolescents. Data will be collected in Hong Kong, China and UK among other countries. The project is funded by the Faculty Development Scheme, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong (Project Reference No.: UGC/FDS16/H11/21)

Layman's description

This project will examine a range of factors that might place high ability adolescents at risk of developing depression. While high achieving adolescents may not appear to be a vulnerable group a range of educational pressures, psychological factors, and academic expectations can combine to affect their mental health. We will use a range of moths including an online survey to examine relations between these variables with the aim of understanding and preventing difficulties within this group.
Effective start/end date1/01/2231/12/24


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