Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence / Edition 1

Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence / Edition 1

by Gregory C. Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405162430

ISBN-13: 9781405162432

Pub. Date: 02/04/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence.

  • Defines mattering and distinguishes among the three ways that people can matter to others: awareness,

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Overview

Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence.

  • Defines mattering and distinguishes among the three ways that people can matter to others: awareness, importance, and reliance
  • Utilizes empirical evidence from a quantitative analyses of data from a nationwide survey 2,004 adolescents to support author’s assertions
  • Explores the impact of structural and demographic factors such as family structure in developing of a sense of mattering in adolescents.
  • Includes helpful indices, including his Mattering Index and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Index
  • Suggests how parents, teachers, and other significant people in the lives of adolescents can work to instill a sense of mattering in those under their care

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405162432
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 What Does it Mean to Matter?.

2 Mattering Matters.

3 Researching Mattering: An Overview.

4 Mattering and Anti-Social Behavior.

5 Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior.

6 Inducing Mattering.

Appendix: Researching Mattering: A Scientific View.

References.

Index

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