ERIC Number: ED435458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
The Adolescent Experience: European and American Adolescents in the 1990s. Research Monographs in Adolescence.
Alsaker, Francoise D., Ed.; Flammer, August, Ed.
Scholars are increasingly recognizing that adolescent development is best understood by acknowledging and examining adolescents' cultural, social, historical, and political contexts. The Euronet for Research on Adolescence in the Context of Social Change project, begun in 1991, is a collaborative effort among research teams from European countries and the United States with the goal of describing perceived living conditions in different countries and cultures and examining the everyday lives of adolescents in each country. This edited monograph is based upon the work of 12 research teams and focuses on adolescents in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, French Switzerland, and German Switzerland, with a United States sample included for comparison. The chapters are: (1) "Cross-National Research in Adolescent Psychology: The Euronet Project" (Francoise D. Alsaker and August Flammer); (2) "Methodological Challenges in Cross-National Research: Countries, Participants, and General Procedures" (Francoise D. Alsaker, Connie Flanagan, and Beno Csapo); (3) "Time Use by Adolescents in an International Perspective. I: The Case of Leisure Activities" (August Flammer, Francoise D. Alsaker, and Peter Noack); (4) "Time Use by Adolescents in an International Perspective. II: The Case of Necessary Activities" (Francoise D. Alsaker and August Flammer); (5) "Future-Oriented Interests" (Jari-Erik Nurmi, Aurora Liiceanu, and Hanna Liberska); (6) "Macrosocial Context and Adolescents' Perceived Control" (Alexander Grob and August Flammer); (7) "A Cross-National Model of Subjective Well-Being in Adolescence" (Alexander Grob, Anna Stetsenko, Collete Sabatier, Luba Botcheva, and Petr Macek); (8) "Adolescents' Preferences for Their Homeland and Other Countries" (Connie Flanagan and Luba Botcheva); (9) "Being a Minority: Hungarian Adolescents in Transylvania, Romania" (Beno Csapo, Erzsebet Czachesz, Aurora Liiceanu, and Sandor Lazar); and (10) "European Adolescents: Basically Alike and Excitingly Different" (Francoise D. Alsaker and August Flammer). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Context Effect, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Interests, Leisure Time, Life Style, Minority Groups, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Time Management, Well Being
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