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Arenas of Comfort in Adolscnce (Research Monographs in Adolescence)

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Adolescence is a time when the social world expands, a time of increasing engagement beyond the family sphere to the school, the peer group, and the workplace. These contexts may present experiences that differ greatly in their tone and content, either contributing to or hindering satisfaction and a positive sense of self. This book examines how the constellation of stressors and rewards in various life domains influences adolescent adjustment.

The theoretical framework is Simmons' "arena of comfort": a context for individuals to relax and to rejuvenate, so that potentially stressful changes and experiences in another arena can be endured or mastered. The concept of the arena of comfort highlights the adolescent's active role in the developmental process, as young people seek out and alternate between contexts that provide challenge and those that provide solace. By providing social support, a comfort arena strengthens the young person so that challenges in other life spheres can be dealt with.

This book uses data from 1,000 adolescents to address key questions derived from the "arena of comfort" thesis: In which arenas of their lives do adolescents typically find comfort? Does the experience of comfort differ by gender, socioeconomic level, and other dimensions of social background? Do sources of comfort change as the adolescent moves through high school? Do adolescents typically find comfort in just one or two or in several arenas? Where are they most likely to experience this positive, comfortable state? Are adolescents who find comfort in a greater number of arenas better off, in terms of their mental health and achievement, than those who are comfortable in fewer contexts? Are some arenas more consequential for adolescent adjustment than others? Can an arena of comfort in one setting, in fact, buffer the effects of stressful experiences in another context?

The results of this research indicate that making adolescents' contexts more supportive and comfortable will be reflected in improved mental health and achievement. This book will be of interest to all practitioners and researchers concerned with the mental health of adolescents.

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Using data from the Youth Development Study's representative panel of 1,000 adolescents, social scientists from the University of Minnesota address key questions derived from the arena-of-comfort thesis. They investigate in which arenas of their lives adolescents typically find comfort; whether the experience of comfort varies by gender, socioeconomic level, or other social dimensions; whether it changes with age; and other questions. Both researchers and practitioners dealing with adolescents might be interested.
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Synopsis:

This book examines the multifaceted contexts of adolescent development with a focus on the "arenas of comfort" in which young people find strength and support wih which to handle the more stressful aspects of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805827866
Author:
Mortimer, Jeylan T.
Publisher:
Psychology Press
Author:
Call, Kathleen T.
Author:
Call
Location:
Mahwah, N.J.
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Social adjustment
Subject:
Adaptation, Psychological
Subject:
Stress, Psychological
Subject:
Stress in adolescence
Subject:
Adjustment disorders.
Subject:
Social support.
Subject:
Adjustment
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Parenting Teens
Series:
Research Monographs in Adolescence
Series Volume:
TR-WRAP-00-1
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.26x6.36x.69 in. .91 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Parenting Teens
Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Child Psychology

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"Synopsis" by , This book examines the multifaceted contexts of adolescent development with a focus on the "arenas of comfort" in which young people find strength and support wih which to handle the more stressful aspects of their lives.
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