ERIC Number: EJ309335
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Problems in Studying and Defining Pubertal Events.
Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Petersen, Anne C.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v13 n3 p181-96 Jun 1984
Issues in studying pubertal events are examined, including whether puberty is best characterized as a social construction or a physical event, whether early adolescence is a transitional or distinct life period, life events associated with puberty, boundaries of early adolescence, and possible models for studying pubertal change. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: The preparation of this article was facilitated by grants from the W. T. Grant Foundation, the Johnson & Johnson Company, and the National Institute of Mental Health. An earlier version of this paper was presented at a Conference on Pubertal and Psychosocial Change sponsored by the Social Science Research Council's committee on Life-Course Perspectives on Human Development (Tucson, AZ, December 1982).