Lassroom Behavior: A comparison of the New Chinese Immigrant and Local students in Hong Kong

The present research aims to investigate classroom behavior problems of 40 new immigrants from Mainland China who are currently studying in Primary five in Hong Kong. Their behavior problems were compared with another 40 local Hong Kong students in terms of frequency, disturbance created to teachers and classmates. The present study examined four variables, namely student relationship with their parents, relationship with classmates, academic self-concept and level of life satisfaction(poverty) as the predictors of studentsa behavior problems. Thus, it is significant to see whether the behavior problems are created by their parents who are from Mainland China or not. Or their behavior problem is affected by the peer relationship in school. Some of students will have high perception on self academic performance. Finally, level of life satisfaction is important to the development of children.

-Questionnaire from primary school sample size: 80