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Are youngsters "lying flat"? / Cinema Day


Are youngsters "lying flat"? / Cinema Day

 On today's Backchat, we're talking about youngsters' uncertainty over their future.

A survey by Shue Yan University found 80% of secondary school students are unsure what path they want to follow in life.

The researchers also said 20% of the teenagers surveyed had a “lying flat” attitude of rejecting societal pressure and only doing the minimum necessary.

And they warned that youngsters who lack such a sense of self-identity generally perform more poorly when it comes to relationships and social skills.

So how should we interpret these findings? Is the much discussed “lying flat” attitude among many of the mainland’s young millennials spreading to Hong Kong? And is this a cause for concern?

After 9:45, we're talking about Cinema Day, which will return on April 21.

9:05am-9:45am: Are youngsters "lying flat"?

9:05am-9:15am: Cheung Yuet Wah, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
9:15am-9:25am: Quratulain Zaidi, Registered Clinical Psychologist, MindNLife Psychology Practice
9:15am-9:30am: Edward Vickers, Professor of Comparative Education, Kyushu University, Japan
9:30am-9:45am: Pauline Chow, Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Women Teachers’ Organization and retired deputy secondary school principal

9:45am-10:00am: Cinema Day

9:45am-10:00am: Mike Leeder,  Hong Kong-based casting director and producer


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