Special Issue "Adolescent Development within the Contexts of Family, Ethnicity and Social Class"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
Prof. Judith C. Baer
It is well recognized that adolescent development is shaped by a number of contextual factors including but not limited to family environment and family functioning, race-ethnicity, socioeconomics and peers. These ecological approaches focus on the ways in which individuals begin to mature, formulate differentiated self-concepts, as well as ethnic identity and subsequent mature adulthood. While there has been increasing focus on diverse populations, there remains a dearth of work on within group heterogeneity. For example, there are recognized differences between Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Indian youth all of which are classified as Asian. Additionally, differences between Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mexican are typically classified as Hispanic blurring important differences.
The emphasis on contextual factors has yielded important information. However, new studies that build on previous contextual research are needed which focus on the ways in which psychosocial and cognitive development have been impacted by technology. This would include the ways in which technology (i.e., texting, gaming, socializing via technology) have affected pathways associated with psychosocial and cognitive development. We encourage a variety of papers: conceptual, methodological, narrative reviews, as well as systematic studies, experimental research, along with surveys and qualitative studies.
Prof. Judith C. Baer
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- within-group ethnic differences
- adolescent cognitive development
- adolescent social development