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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 7/2014

01-07-2014 | Book Review

Ann Hagell (Ed.): Changing Adolescence: Social Trends and Mental Health

Policy, Bristol, UK, 2012, 226 pp, ISBN: 978144730103

Auteur: Daniel M. Nasiatka

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 7/2014

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In Changing Adolescence Social Trends and Mental Health, Ann Hagell and a team of researchers attempt to explain changes in British adolescents’ behavior since 1975. The research team brings together main findings from the Nuffield Foundation’s Changing Adolescence Programme and numerous other studies conducted during that period to examine possible determinants of the time’s trends in British adolescents’ emotional and behavioral health. Viewing mental health and behavior as indicators of society’s efforts in improving the well-being and life chances of children, the researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to find possible explanations. Specifically, Hagell and her colleagues are interested in explaining the historically high levels of emotional and behavioral problems in British adolescents in terms of social changes like adolescents’ stress, education, time usage, and many other topics. Confounding factors, a lack of relevant data, and an attempt at a multifaceted view of data make some conclusions difficult for the researchers. While they are not able to explain the trends completely due to the lack of relevant data, they do make several important observations by discussing noteworthy correlations and interesting relationships between key explanatory factors and trends in adolescents’ mental and behavioral problems. To compensate for areas where further research is needed, the book explicitly proposes questions, offers many ideas for research, and urges new research methodologies for studying British adolescents. …
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Metagegevens
Titel
Ann Hagell (Ed.): Changing Adolescence: Social Trends and Mental Health
Policy, Bristol, UK, 2012, 226 pp, ISBN: 978144730103
Auteur
Daniel M. Nasiatka
Publicatiedatum
01-07-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 7/2014
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-014-0139-2