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ERIC Number: EJ791671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
The Passage to Adulthood: Challenges of Late Adolescence
Zarrett, Nicole; Eccles, Jacquelynne
New Directions for Youth Development, n111 p13-28 Fall 2006
There are major developmental changes and challenges associated with the period of adolescence, as youth acquire and consolidate the competencies, attitudes, values, and social capital necessary to make a successful transition into adulthood. Late adolescence and the period following, often referred to as emerging adulthood, have been noted as particularly important for setting the stage for continued development through the life span as individuals begin to make choices and engage in a variety of activities that are influential on the rest of their lives. This article outlines the major developmental challenges likely to affect overall well-being during adolescence and emerging adulthood and discusses the personal and social assets needed to facilitate a successful passage through adolescence and into adulthood. (Contains 41 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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