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Beyond Adolescence

Beyond Adolescence
Problem Behaviour and Young Adult Development


  • Date Published: December 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521467582

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  • Beyond Adolescence traces the lives of adolescents and youth from the late 1960s into the late seventies and early eighties. It is unusual because of the period of time in which the study took place, as well as because of the portion of the lifespan it covers - early adulthood. Concerned with understanding the role of problem behaviour in young adulthood and the factors that influence it, the study also traces outcomes on young adulthood of earlier involvements in problem behaviour, with an emphasis on personality and social environment. The research extends and tests the theoretical framework that guided the study - Problem Behaviour Theory - and shows its usefulness for understanding young adult problem behaviour and development.

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    '… an important sequel to the pioneering work of Richard and Shirley Jessor presented over 15 years ago … this work presents important data and analyses regarding crucial topics of drug use, problem behaviors, and psychosocial development from adolescence into young adulthood and provides some informative tests and expansion of problem behavior theory into young adulthood. This volume is an important contribution to the literature and a must for all students and researchers of these topics.' Contemporary Psychology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521467582
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    Part I. The Approach:
    1. Introduction
    2. Problem-behaviour theory and young adulthood
    3. Following up lives
    Part II. Young Adulthood:
    4. The participants as young adults
    5. Problem behaviour in young adulthood
    6. Psychosocial correlates of problem behaviour in young adulthood
    Part III. Development and Change:
    7. Psychosocial development from adolescence to young adulthood
    8. Linking proneness to problem behaviour in adolescence with involvement in problem behaviour in young adulthood
    9. Involvement in problem behaviour in adolescence/youth and outcomes in young adulthood
    Part IV. Conclusions:
    10. Problem behaviour and young adulthood: Continuities in change
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Richard Jessor, University of Colorado Boulder

    John Edward Donovan, University of Colorado Boulder

    Frances Marie Costa, University of Colorado Boulder

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