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ERIC Number: EJ813894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0273-2297
Adolescent Goal Content and Pursuit: A Review of the Literature from the Past 16 Years
Massey, Emma K.; Gebhardt, Winifred A.; Garnefski, Nadia
Developmental Review, v28 n4 p421-460 Dec 2008
The aim of this article is to provide an overview and discussion of the literature from various areas of psychology on adolescent goal content and pursuit since the publication of Nurmi's review in 1991. Ninety-four studies were identified which incorporated a measure of adolescent goal content/processes. We explore and discuss the theories employed in these studies, methods of goal measurement, and the findings presented in the studies. Adolescent goal content and pursuit appear to be influenced by various sociodemographic and psychological factors. In turn, goal content, goal pursuit and (un)successful goal attainment are related to adolescent behavior, health and well-being. Limitations and suggestions for further research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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