By Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein
Written in undeniable, no-nonsense language, the entries offer an summary of sweet sixteen improvement and its designated pleasures and difficulties, from clinical and actual to social and mental. Coverage—tailored to mirror the cultural variety of America’s younger people—includes social relationships (with friends, siblings, mom and dad and different relatives, lecturers, and different authority figures)…institutional affects (schools, neighborhood firms, non secular teams, the workplace)…interests and actions (from desktop hacking to activities to the entice of the media).
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Extra info for Adolescence in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) (The American Family)
Socioeconomic factors were not primarily associated with these differences; rather, a common 7 (cultural) stress on education, one that was shared by the youth, their peers, and their families, seemed most important for their achievement. Even within a cultural group, family and peer variables have an influence of academic achievement. For instance, Gene Brody and his colleagues have found that in rural African American nine- to twelve-year-olds, maternal involvement with the adolescent’s school, supportive and harmonious family interactions, and family financial resources were associated with academic competence.
Kirby, Douglas. 1999. ” Contemporary Pediatrics 16: 83–94. , and Robert A. Josephs. 1990. ” American Psychologist 45: 921–933. The author wishes to acknowledge Ms. , CAS, a high school teacher in Wellesley, MA, and her teenage daughter, Ms. Ashley Bourne, for their careful review and critique of this entry. Academic Achievement One of the major focuses of most of today’s adolescents is school performance. , college, business school, professional school). 6 Academic Achievement Although academic achievement is a goal of many adolescents, it is influenced by many factors, from peers and family to society and culture.
The role (or roles) one will plan to play in society: “I’m too skinny and small to play in team sports. Besides, I think I like reading and writing more than athletics. ” The psychological nature of adolescence blends inextricably, then, into the third type of challenge of the period. Adolescence is also a matter of society and culture; it is a matter of learning the range of activities and roles available in your social world and coming to understand their value. Then, the developmental task becomes one of putting together who one is physically and who one is psychologically to find the right role, the correct place, a niche, in one’s society.
Adolescence in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) (The American Family) by Jacqueline V. Lerner, Richard M. Lerner, Jordan Finkelstein