Adolescence in Context: The Interplay of Family, School, Peers, and Work in Adjustment

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The contributors to this book are all outstanding scholars in the field drawn from a variety of academic fields, including psychology, sociology, education, and medicine. They bring together the most recent research on the impact of contexts, such as cultural belief systems or groups characterized by different family structures, on adolescent development. This important book brings together renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education, and medicine, to present the ...
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Overview

The contributors to this book are all outstanding scholars in the field drawn from a variety of academic fields, including psychology, sociology, education, and medicine. They bring together the most recent research on the impact of contexts, such as cultural belief systems or groups characterized by different family structures, on adolescent development. This important book brings together renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education, and medicine, to present the latest research findings on the impact of contexts on adolescent development. Only recently has systematic research begun on commonalities and differences in developmental processes across contexts. For this work, studies were located that investigate processes and outcomes across contexts, such as cultural belief systems or groups characterized by different family structures, and within interacting contexts, such as the link between school and the part-time work of adolescents. An in-depth and cross-cultural approach is taken and comparative perspectives within national contexts and across cultures are well represented. This book will inform both students and researchers in a variety of disciplines about the most recent developments and empirical results in adolescent development within contexts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461383413
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/28/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
  • Pages: 431
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1 Adolescence - A Matter of Context 3
2 The Broader Context of Social Influence in Adolescence 25
3 Youth Organizations, Hobbies, and Sports as Developmental Contexts 46
4 The Developmental Context of Adolescent Life-styles 66
5 The Development of Interests during Adolescence: Social Context, Individual Differences, and Individual Significance 82
6 Culture Makes a Difference . . . or Does It? A Comparison of Adolescents in Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States 99
7 Economic Hardship in Polish and German Families: Some Consequences for Adolescents 125
8 Racial, School, and Family Context among Adolescents 149
9 Comparative Analyses of Beliefs, Leisure Contexts, and Substance Use in West Berlin and Warsaw 176
10 The Gender-differential Significance of Work and Family: An Exploration of Adolescent Experience and Expectation 201
11 The Two-earner Family as a Context for Adolescent Development 222
12 Looking Forward in Troubled Times: The Influence of Social Context on Adolescent Plans and Orientations 244
13 Employment Prospects as Motivation for School Achievement: Links and Gaps between School and Work in Seven Countries 267
14 Vocational Identity Development in Adolescence 284
15 The Effects of Adolescent Employment on School-related Orientation and Behavior 304
16 The Effects of Sponsored Mobility: Educational Careers of Adolescents in West Germany 327
17 The Influence of Parents and Peers on Misconduct at School: Simultaneous and Synergistic Effects 347
18 Interactions between Individual and Contextual Factors in the Development of Offending 366
19 The Social Field of the Classroom: Context for the Developmental Epidemiological Study of Aggressive Behavior 390
Name Index 409
Subject Index 421
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