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NCJ Number: 120206 Find in a Library
Title: Social World of Adolescents: International Perspectives
Editor(s): K Hurrelmann; E Engel
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 406
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89925-571-X
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: This volume presents papers that discuss the relative influence of family, school, peer group, leisure, and work settings on adolescent socialization in industrialized countries.
Abstract: The authors represent various scientific disciplines and different national research traditions in Europe, North America, and Japan. Their papers document that the importance of different areas and contexts of socialization has shifted during the last two to three decades and that the social fabric of the world of adolescents has changed. In examining social, political, and psychological implications of changes in the world of adolescents, consideration is given to significant people in the social network of adolescents; consequences of peers and schools becoming powerful socialization contexts; influence of adults, peers, and mass media on adolescent lifestyles; implications for the process of cultural transmission, social reproduction, and personality development in adolescence; social milieu and biographical concepts that are important for youth; and changes in the pathways from school to work. Theoretical papers include sociological, socioeconomic, psychological, and systems perspectives on the social world of adolescents, while empirical papers explore the adolescent world in different countries as a specific pattern of developments in industrial countries in general. Many papers analyze gender-specific effects and focus on the influence of different regional contexts and biographical stages. 707 references, 48 tables, 18 figures.
Main Term(s): Juvenile social adjustment
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Behavioral science research; International cooperation; Socialization
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