Emerging Adulthood (emerging + adulthood)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


Emerging Adulthood: What Is It, and What Is It Good For?

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES, Issue 2 2007
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ABSTRACT,This article asserts that the theory of emerging adulthood is a useful way of conceptualizing the lives of people from their late teens to their mid- to late 20s in industrialized societies. The place of emerging adulthood within the adult life course is discussed. The weaknesses of previous terms for this age period are examined, and emerging adulthood is argued to be preferable as a new term for a new phenomenon. With respect to the question of whether emerging adulthood is experienced positively or negatively by most people, it is argued that it is positive for most people but entails developmental challenges that may be difficult and there is great heterogeneity, with some emerging adults experiencing serious problems. With respect to the question of whether or not emerging adulthood is good for society, it is argued that claims of the dangers of emerging adulthood are overblown, but emerging adulthood is probably a mixed blessing for society. [source]


Conceptualizing Emerging Adulthood: Inspecting the Emperor's New Clothes?

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES, Issue 2 2007
Leo B. Hendry
ABSTRACT,Jeffrey Arnett's concept of emerging adulthood is critically examined by reviewing and evaluating elements of its theoretical framework and by referring to relevant empirical studies, which support the major arguments presented. Several limitations to Arnett's model are found and an alternative perspective is offered that might complement his stage theory and provide a stronger theoretical baseline for future research. [source]


The passage to adulthood: Challenges of late adolescence

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, Issue 111 2006
Nicole Zarrett
This chapter outlines the major developmental challenges likely to affect overall well-being during adolescence and emerging adulthood and discusses the personal and social assets needed to facilitate a successful passage through adolescence and into adulthood. [source]


Emerging Adulthood: What Is It, and What Is It Good For?

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES, Issue 2 2007
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
ABSTRACT,This article asserts that the theory of emerging adulthood is a useful way of conceptualizing the lives of people from their late teens to their mid- to late 20s in industrialized societies. The place of emerging adulthood within the adult life course is discussed. The weaknesses of previous terms for this age period are examined, and emerging adulthood is argued to be preferable as a new term for a new phenomenon. With respect to the question of whether emerging adulthood is experienced positively or negatively by most people, it is argued that it is positive for most people but entails developmental challenges that may be difficult and there is great heterogeneity, with some emerging adults experiencing serious problems. With respect to the question of whether or not emerging adulthood is good for society, it is argued that claims of the dangers of emerging adulthood are overblown, but emerging adulthood is probably a mixed blessing for society. [source]