ERIC Number: ED563491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Age and Time Population Differences: Young Adults, Gen Xers, and Millennials
Menard, Lauren A.
Age and Time disparities in young adult research populations are common because young adults are defined by varying age spans; members of Generation X and Millennial generations may both be considered young adults; study years vary, affecting populations; and qualitative methods with limited age/year samples are frequently utilized. The current theoretical analysis brings population differences to the forefront by a) identifying Age and Time differences among Young Adults, Gen Xers, and Millennials, b) demonstrating associations vary by Age and Time, and c) directly comparing findings for several commonly researched measures (i.e., Race, Education, Marriage, Parenthood, Employment, Income, Computer Use, Social Trust, and Prayer). Information presented advances the perspicacious assessment of young adult studies.
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Young Adults, Theories, Age Differences, Racial Differences, Educational Attainment, Marital Status, Child Rearing, Employment Level, Income, Computer Use, Social Influences, Religion, Hypothesis Testing, Time, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Social Survey