By Yining Su
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An academic in Hong Kong is sounding alarm bells after conducting a study that suggests that youths in Hong Kong are as antisocial as their criminal counterparts in Canada and the US, according to the South China Morning Post.
Annis Fung, an associate professor in the department of applied social studies at the City University of Hong Kong, tested 9,400 children for antisocial traits using a test called the Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD). The average respondent was aged 11.
Fung found that her respondents showed a higher level of both narcissism and aggression than the average respondent in the US and the UK.
Fung’s statements are rather alarming. She says, “Action must be taken. We don’t want murders”.
The study is the first in Hong Kong to administer the APSD, which is only used on children between the ages of 6 and 13.