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August 26, 2018

Nurturing Talent for Governance

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Nurturing Talent for Governance   An onsite survey conducted from June to July on 520 young people aged 18 – 34 noted that a significant proportion (77.1%) of respondents recognized the need for greater governance talent in the city. Close to 69% (68.5%) felt a lack of talent was a major hindrance to effective governance of the HKSAR Government. Thirty-eight percent (37.9%) considered that commitment to Hong Kong society the most important character that a talent for governance in Hong Kong should have.   Thirty percent (30.2%) of respondents showed interests in […]
July 26, 2018

Boosting Birth Rate in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Boosting Birth Rate in Hong Kong   An onsite survey on 520 young people aged 20 – 39 found that the average intended parity was 1.41, less than the ideal parity of 1.84. Although only 5.8% of respondents indicated an ideal family size should be childless, near one in five (18.5%) intended to be childless in the future.   The major reasons of the surveyed youth to give birth were “the desire for a complete family” (71.1%), “the enhancement in family life” (68.5%) and “the love of kids” (66.8%). However, “financial burden […]
June 26, 2018

Encouraging Young-Olds Employment

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Encouraging Young-Olds Employment     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study Encouraging Young-Olds Employment”.   Data gathered from 520 young people aged 18-34 showed that 71.7% support young-olds employment while 28.1% think that there should not be any upper limit on working age. In general, they are not worried that the employment of young-olds would affect the promotion and employment opportunities of young people.   Some young-olds revealed that employment can provide them with goals and social life. But they are facing with the problems […]
June 19, 2018

Improving Liberal Studies in Senior Secondary Education

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Improving Liberal Studies in Senior Secondary Education     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Improving Liberal Studies in Senior Secondary Education”.   The Study noted that the value for the New Senior Secondary Liberal Studies (NSSLS) subject was generally upheld by teachers and youth polled in the two separated surveys. An overwhelming majority (94.4%) of teachers believed that the subject can help nurture students’ thinking ability with multiple perspectives. A considerable proportion (83.3%) of youth took the same view.   Around 60 – […]
April 26, 2018

Enhancing e-Government in the HKSAR

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Enhancing e-Government in the HKSAR     An online survey last month on 648 young people aged 18 – 34 noted that more than 70% (71.1%) of respondents had used online Government services during the past 12 months. Of them, “for convenience” (76.4%) and “time saving” (13.0%) were the two major reasons for using these services.   Among the users, close to 47% (46.8%) said the services were satisfactory. A similar percentage (45.8%) said the services were fair. 30% (30.1%) of them were discontented with the insufficient linkage of government department websites. […]
March 8, 2018

Youth Development in the Past Two Decades

Journal of Youth Studies July 2017 Volume 20 . Issue No. 2 Serial No. 40 Youth is the pillar for the society in the future. In the past two decades, young people grow with Hong Kong, where their home is. Hong Kong is recently facing diverse challenges, such as study, work and housing, while they have different point of views regarding diverse social issues. To enhance the sense of belongings among Hong Kong teenagers, the government should connect with the young people and let them contribute to Hong Kong.   The theme of this issue is “Youth Development in the Past […]
February 11, 2018

Promoting Organ Donation in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Promoting Organ Donation in Hong Kong     An onsite survey on 527 young people aged 18 – 34 found that only 6.6% of respondents had signed up or registered as organ donors even though more than half (55.4%) were willing. They said the main barriers were lack of clarity about registration procedures (26.5%) and lack of time (21.0%).   A large majority agreed that their donations could be life-saving (85.8%) but over a quarter considered themselves either too young to think about it (26.6%) or were concerned about objections from their […]
January 30, 2018

e-Sports in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on e-Sports in Hong Kong           The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “e-Sports in Hong Kong”.   Data gathered from 1,407 HKFYG members aged 15-29 showed that 38.5% have viewed e-Sports tournaments within 6 months before the survey while 13.4% have taken part in casual e-Sports competitions.  68.4% agreed that Hong Kong should further develop the e-Sports industry.  However, they think that “opposition by family members” (58.9%) and “social misunderstanding on e-Sports” (48.3%) are two main obstacles for young people to […]
January 14, 2018

STEM Education in Secondary Schools: Improving Resource Utilization

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on STEM Education in Secondary Schools: Improving Resource Utilization     In the study, completed questionnaires were retrieved from 105 Hong Kong local secondary schools, which provide a fuller picture of the development of STEM education in secondary schools and the relevant resource usage. 9 secondary schools with remarkable practices were invited to participate in our case study, and 8 major strategies were therefore identified for resources utilization in promoting STEM education in secondary schools. An integrated analysis on the expert/scholar interviews and overseas case study on the US, Singapore and Estonia were […]
December 21, 2017

Building Public Trust in the Government

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Building Public Trust in the Government     An onsite survey in early last month on 525 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that up to 80% (79.1%) of respondents said the lack of mutual trust between the administration and the public was a major obstacle to policy implementation.  Thirty-five (35%) believed the greatest meaning of trust it has is its potential to facilitate policy implementation.   Yet, 70.8% felt that the SAR Government did not trust young people. Sixty-three percent (63.4%) said that they did not trust the SAR Government. […]
July 30, 2017

Views of Senior Secondary Students on Taking a Gap in Their Studies

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Views of Senior Secondary Students on Taking a Gap in Their Studies   A survey on 905 S.4 to S.6 senior secondary students noted that they have positive views of gap year. Respondents believed taking a gap can broaden students’ horizons, improve their independence and help students find their life goals. They scored an average 8.10, 7.65 and 7.58 points respectively on a 0-10 scale, where 10 indicated totally agree, while 5 indicated “half-half”.     If the Gap Year program was implemented in secondary school, 75.7% of the respondents said they […]
July 29, 2017

The Belt and Road Initiative and Its Opportunities for Youth

Journal of Youth Studies January 2017 Volume 20 . Issue No. 1 Serial No. 39   The Belt and Road refers to the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the seagoing “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”. The routes cover about 70 countries and regions from Asia to Europe. This innovative concept has aroused global concerns and discussions. The latest issue of the HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies (JYS) focuses on the Belt and Road Initiative and its opportunities for youth. How Hong Kong can capitalise on its unique status to enhance its position by taking full advantage of the opportunities offered […]
June 25, 2017

Young People’s Views on Togetherness

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Views on Togetherness     A territory-wide telephone survey on 519 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that an overwhelming majority (95.2%) of respondents considered social togetherness to be important to Hong Kong.  In their views, the greatest meaning for Hong Kong to have social togetherness is to improve people’s livelihood (27.6%), keep it moving on (27.4%), or increase people’s sense of belonging (20.8%).   Close to half (49.3%) of respondents referred to the sense of belonging when asked about the crucial element for social togetherness.  This is followed […]
May 31, 2017

How Young People Cope with Stress

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on How Young People Cope with Stress   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “How Young People Cope with Stress”. Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong young people via a territory-wide random sampling telephone survey aged 12-29 showed that more than 60% of respondents indicated 6 points or above on a 0-10 scale (10 denoted the highest level level) when asked to rate the level of stress that they were facing.  Over 20% even said that their level reached 8 to 10 points.  The average […]
April 28, 2017

Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong”.  Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong Residents aged 18 or above showed that 28.2% thought the most disadvantage condition for craftsmanship development is the short of talents, 23.0% thought it is the short of space.  Some young creative craftsman cases revealed that space is the most significant problem in craft production.  There are also […]
March 28, 2017

STEM Education in Primary Schools

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on STEM Education in Primary Schools   A questionnaire survey on 520 P.4 to P.6 senior primary school students noted that 40.8% were not familiar with STEM Education. Respondents tend to believe that their creativity and problem solving skill were slightly above average, they scored 5.95 and 5.79 respectively (0-10 scale, 10 indicates extremely good ).   Primary Students polled did not participate in any kinds of STEM learning activity because they have too many assignments (49.8%), the classes are too costly (36.2%) and do not have passion for related subjects (36.0%).   […]
February 28, 2017

Young People’s Views on the Performance of Political Appointments

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Views on the Performance of Political Appointments     A territory-wide telephone survey on 532 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that more than half of them expected the Principal Officials under the Political Appointment System could have the abilities to grasp public opinions (57.7%), or with accountability spirit (55.2%).  Yet, some 65% (64.8%) of the respondents did not think that they trusted the Principal Officials.   Regarding the biggest problem of the System, 43.9% of the respondents said that there was a lack of a mechanism in monitoring […]
January 24, 2017

Young people’s views on “Hong Kong 2030+”

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young people’s views on “Hong Kong 2030+”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its eighteenth study on Young people’s views on “Hong Kong 2030+”. Data gathered from 512 young respondents aged 18-34 found that 57.8% of young people surveyed indicated Hong Kong’s livability is above average. This statement received an average score of 5.8 on the scale of 0 to 10. 74.0% of them thought the greatest shortcoming of Hong Kong as a livable city is crowded living environment.   In addition, 80.2% of young respondents thought Hong Kong must increase […]
December 29, 2016

Flexible Employment of Today’s Youth

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Flexible Employment of Today’s Youth     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Flexible Employment of Today’s Youth”.  Data gathered from 528 working youth aged 15-34 showed that 51.1% of them took up flexi-work in the past year, most (52.4%) saying flexible employment offers greater control over working hours while 44.8% saying it was more lucrative than conventional jobs.   The study recommended setting up a platform of “Flexi Circle” to provide supporting service and information.  It also recommended the Education Bureau to improve […]
November 28, 2016

Attitude of Secondary Students on Physical Education

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Attitude of Secondary Students on Physical Education”   A territory-wide telephone survey on 520 F.1 to F.6 Secondary School Students noted that 81.6% enjoy having Physical Education (PE) lesson. On average, respondents scored 6.12 and tend to believe that PE can help them establish positive attitude (0-10 scale, 10 indicates extremely agree, 5 indicates normal).   Nevertheless, secondary students get inadequate exercises. An overwhelming majority only did an average of 2.2 times, in which 30 minutes per one, moderate to vigorous-intensity exercise a week. The frequency can yet reach the international standard. […]
October 30, 2016

Young People’s Views on Civil Servant Challenges

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Views on Civil Servant Challenges     A territory-wide telephone survey on 523 young people aged 18 – 39 noted that 46% considered “serving the public” as the greatest contribution made by the civil servants.  On average, respondents gave 5.94 points regarding the performance of the civil servants (0-10 scale, 10 indicating very excellent, 5 indicate a pass).   Nearly 57% agreed with the notion that “you trust the civil servants more than the Principal Officials”, and some 45% believed that the civil servants would tell the truth.   When […]
September 27, 2016

Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its fourteenth study on “Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong”. Data gathered from 520 young respondents found that 62.7% of young people surveyed did not make contact with Ethnic Minorities in past year while 35.4% of them did.   In addition, 64.3% of young respondents thought they have a poor understanding of the daily life and culture of Ethnic Minorities. This statement received an average score of 3.3 on the scale of 0 to 10.   […]
August 30, 2016

Diversifying Hong Kong’s Attractions to Boost Tourism

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Diversifying Hong Kong’s Attractions to Boost Tourism     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Diversifying Hong Kong’s Attractions to Boost Tourism”.  Data gathered from 570 visitors showed that only 14.4% come here to shop and only 17.5% are interested in luxury products.  Visitors are more interested in humanized and localized feature travel.   The study recommended diversifying the development of the tourism industry by accrediting native guides who have professional knowledge on specific communities and the promotion of local travel routes suggested by […]
June 28, 2016

Young People’s Views on Continuous Learning

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Young People’s Views on Continuous Learning”   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its twelfth study on “Young People’s Views on Continuous Learning”. According to the survey, among 527 respondents, they generally believe that continuous learning is a must, with the average score of 7.03 (10 being the highest score). However, only one-third (32.3%) of respondents revealed that they have participated in continuous learning within the past five years. Moreover, 46.0% of respondents have not yet decided their plan on continuous learning.   The Study found that respondents believe the most crucial factors […]
May 29, 2016

Young People’s Views on the Roles and Functions of the Legislative Council

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Views on the Roles and Functions of the Legislative Council     A territory-wide telephone survey on 539 young people aged 18 – 34 noted that on the merits of the current Legislative Council, some 28% of respondents agreed there was a diversity of voices in the chamber.  Some respondents from the face-to-face interviews also expressed positive remark on the role of the Legislative Council, with some saying that it should be a place for debating and discussion on public issues.   In terms of drawbacks, close to one-third (32.7%) […]
March 31, 2016

Challenges and Opportunities: Hong Kong’s Role as a Super-connector

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Challenges and Opportunities: Hong Kong’s Role as a Super-connector The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its ninth study on “Challenges and Opportunities: Hong Kong’s Role as a Super-connector”.  Data gathered during an online survey found that 47.9% think that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) would be beneficial to the economy of Hong Kong while only 29.8% of the 543 young people surveyed said that BRI would be beneficial to their own career development.  Overall speaking, only 35.2% of them are interested in acquiring more information on […]
February 29, 2016

Do “Flipped Classrooms” Motivate Students to Learn?

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Do “Flipped Classrooms” Motivate Students to Learn?   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its eighth study on “Do Flipped Classrooms Motivate Students to Learn?”. The Study found that 995 respondents generally believe that they only have fair self-directed learning ability, with the average score of 5.58(10 being the highest score). According to the survey, among 423 respondents having experienced “Flipped Classrooms”, over half of the students (52.1%) believe that “Flipped Classroom” is able to enhance students’ self-directed ability. When comparing before and after, “Flipped Classroom” has facilitated students’ learning effectiveness in various […]
January 31, 2016

Young People’s Perception on Public Consultations

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Young People’s Perception on Public Consultations
December 30, 2015

Enhancing the Conditions for Technology Start-ups

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Enhancing the Conditions for Technology Start-ups   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its fifth study on enhancing the conditions for technology start-ups.  Data gathered from 217 start-up entrepreneurs found that the average score for the level of difficulty of starting up technology enterprises is 6.59.  The applied technology environment for technology start-ups is not perceived favourable by the respondents.  The average scores for talent supply, innovation culture, technical support and research standard are 4.86, 5.00, 5.08 and 5.31 respectively.  Government policy receives the lowest average score […]
December 22, 2015

Attracting Talents to Hong Kong: Impact and Opportunities

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Attracting Talents to Hong Kong: Impact and Opportunities   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its sixth study on “Attracting Talents to Hong Kong: Impact and Opportunities”. Data gathered from 520 young respondents found that the average score for the level of support of attracting talents to Hong Kong is 5.8 on the scale of 0 to 10.   Young respondents reveal that talent attraction can promote the development of new industries in Hong Kong with an average score of 6.1 and enhance the quality of Hong Kong’s human capital with an average […]
October 29, 2015

Encouraging Young People to Participate in Innovation and Technology Development

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Encouraging Young People to Participate in Innovation and Technology Development   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its fourth study on “Encouraging Young People to Participate in Innovation and Technology Development”. The Study found that among 494 young respondents, over ninety percent (92.5%) agree that Hong Kong should strengthen the development of Innovation and Technology. A majority of young respondents show dissatisfactions towards the current performance of Innovation and Technology and felt pessimistic at the future of youth engagement in this industry. Some revealed that current university programmes over-emphasise on theoretical basis with […]
September 30, 2015

Who is Willing to Take up Positions in Public Affairs?

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Who is Willing to Take up Positions in Public Affairs?
August 27, 2015

What can the Younger Generation do for an Aged Society?

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on What can the Younger Generation do for an Aged Society?   The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its second study on “What can the Younger Generation do for an Aged Society?” The Study found that the young respondents are willing to take responsibility for caring for their own parents (average score 8.31), but have little confidence that the next generation will take care of them (average score 5.26). They do not consider the elderly a social burden. Furthermore, the young respondents are worried about their future lives, mainly in terms of finances, health […]
July 30, 2015

The Opportunities of Vocational Training for Youth Employment

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on The Opportunities of Vocational Training for Youth Employment   The new Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its first study on the opportunities offered by vocational training for youth employment.  Data gathered during an online survey found that only a minority (18.2%) think that vocational training educational credentials receive recognition in Hong Kong.  32.0% of the 941 14-25 year-olds surveyed have an impression that vocational training is for those “who are not able to go to the university”.  44.8% think that their prospects with vocational training would be […]
August 11, 2014

A Survey of Online Social Participation by Youth

(Chinese version only)   「青年網上社會參與」意見調查 主要研究數據 2014年8月 圖一:受訪青年過去一年主要透過不同渠道接收/瀏覽新聞或社會時事資訊 * 非互聯網:如電視/電台、報章/雜誌、書本/刊物、短訊、廣告板/海報/公共電子顯示板 圖二:受訪青年過去一年表示有參與的「網上社會參與」項目 * 數據經加權統計 圖三:受訪青年過去一年表示有就社會議題主動參與的項目 * 數據經加權統計 圖四:受訪青年對網上社會參與影響評價 *數據經加權統計 調查於2014年6月26日至7月12日期間進行,透過全港性的隨機抽樣意見調查,用電話成功訪問了522名年齡介乎10至24歲香港青年。詳細內容,請按此。
July 7, 2014

A Survey of Digital Reading by Youth

(Chinese version only)   「青年電子閱讀」意見調查 主要研究數據 2014年7月 圖一:過去一年,你曾經透過以下邊啲工具進行電子閱讀? * 數據經加權統計 此題為「可選多項」題目,所列數據為選擇該答案的人次佔總答題人數之百分比 圖二:整體而言,你每日平均用幾多時間進行電子閱讀?   * 數據經加權統計 圖三:你多數響乜嘢情況下進行電子閱讀? * 數據經加權統計 此題為「可選多項」題目,所列數據為選擇該答案的人次佔總答題人數之百分比 圖四:你最經常閱讀邊啲類別? * 數據經加權統計 此題為「可選多項」題目,所列數據為選擇該答案的人次佔總答題人數之百分比 調查於2014年6月26日至7月12日期間進行,透過全港性的隨機抽樣意見調查,用電話成功訪問了522名年齡介乎10至24歲香港青年。詳細內容,請按此。