Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-17-2015

Abstract

According to the results of the Children’s Happiness Index Survey released by Lingnan University’s Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) today (17 April), the 2014 overall Children’s Happiness Index dropped noticeably to 6.74 (on a scale of 0 to 10) from 7.23 in 2013. This is the lowest on record since the survey commenced in 2012 when the Index was tracked at 6.91. Drop in happiness has been recorded for children of all school grades and age groups.

Commissioned by the Hong Kong Early Childhood Development Research Foundation, the 2014 Children’s Happiness Index adopts methodology similar to previous surveys. A total of ten primary schools and ten secondary schools (excluding international schools) have accepted the survey invitation, involving 1,182 Primary 4 to Secondary 3 students and 1,763 parents. The ratio of primary to secondary school students is roughly 4:6.

嶺南大學(嶺大)公共政策研究中心於今日(4月17日)公布「香港兒童快樂指數調查」結果,顯示香港兒童的整體快樂指數由2013年的7.23(以0-10分計算),顯著下跌至2014年的6.74。這是該項調查自2012年首次進行並錄得指數為6.91以來,錄得最低的指數數值。所有年級和年齡組別兒童的快樂指數均全面下跌。

2014年香港兒童快樂指數調查由香港嬰幼兒發展研究基金會委託進行,採用與往年的調查相似的研究方法。共有十所小學和十所中學(國際學校除外)應邀參與調查,並成功收回1,182名就讀小四至中三的學童,以及1,763名家長回答的問卷。其中小學生和中學生的約為4:6比例

Comments

Designed and conducted annually by the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) of Lingnan University since 2012, the Children’s Happiness Index Survey tracked and measured the level of happiness of children in Hong Kong on a scale of 0 to 10. The Survey in 2014 marks the third consecutive year the survey has been conducted.

The survey was commissioned by the Hong Kong Early Childhood Development Research Foundationwith the assistance of the Public Governance Programme of Lingnan University. CPPS would like to express its gratitude for the Foundation, the Programme as well as all participating schools for their support.

「香港快樂指數調查」由嶺南大學公共政策研究中心設計及進行,自2012年起,以0-10分為標準,追蹤及量度香港兒童的快樂程度。2014年的調查,乃是項調查連續第三年進行。

是項調查獲香港嬰幼兒發展研究基金會委託進行,並由嶺南大學公共管治計劃協助執行。對他們的襄助,以及參與調查的所有學校,嶺大公共政策研究中心謹致謝忱。

HKHI_Children_2014_PressRelease.pdf (515 kB)
2014 Hong Kong Children Happiness Index - Press Release

Recommended Citation

Ho, L. S., & Early Childhood Development Research Foundation. (2015). HK Children Happiness Index 2014 = 2014年香港兒童快樂指數. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/hkhi_children/3/