11-03-2017 | Empirical Research
Theoretical and Empirical Bases of Character Development in Adolescence: A View of the Issues
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 6/2017Log in om toegang te krijgen
Traditional models of character development have conceptualized character as a set of psychological attributes that motivate or enable individuals to function as competent moral agents. In this special section, we present seven articles, including two commentaries, that seek to make innovative conceptual and methodological contributions to traditional understandings in the extant scholarship of character and character development in youth. In the introduction to this special section, we provide overviews of these contributions, and discuss the implications of these articles both to the current scholarship and to applications aimed at promoting character and positive youth development.