Parent-Child Relationships in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
A special issue of Youth (ISSN 2673-995X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 5263
Interests: parenting; parent-child relationships; adolescent development
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The parent-child relationship constitutes the starting point for future relationships and is important for children’s adjustment and well-being. Numerous studies show that a positive parent-child relationship is linked to various positive outcomes in children. The parent-child relationship, however, is not static—it develops and changes as the child gets older. Adolescence and young adulthood are periods in which children develop independence and have an increased need for other social relationships in addition to the relationship with their parents. It is also a time when children spend more time outside the family context and develop their own interests and values. For these reasons, characteristics of the parent-child relationship that are positive and beneficial for children in younger ages are not necessarily the same in adolescence and young adulthood. Additionally, new societal changes, including technological advances and extended cultural influences, have an impact on the parent-child relationship. It is of increasing interest to study both historical and new characteristics of parent-child relationships in adolescence and young adulthood that have consequences for children and their parents.
This Special Issue of the journal Youth offers an opportunity to publish high-quality papers relating to parent-child relationships in adolescence and young adulthood. This encompasses both positive and beneficial aspects of the parent-child relationship in these developmental periods, as well as challenges specific to the relationship between parents and children in these ages. Also of interest is how these specific characteristics are related to outcomes for children and parents. We welcome contributions from all the social sciences, including anthropology, economics, family studies, history, law, public health, public policy, social policy, sociology, social work, and psychology. Empirical reports, analytical reviews, and theoretically informed reflections will be considered. Inter- and multi-disciplinary submissions are encouraged.
This Special Issue will highlight recent research work conducted on this topic, contributing to current and future trends. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field and should be submitted by 30 September 2023.
Dr. Terese Glatz
Dr. Selma Salihovic
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Youth is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- parent-child relationships
- young adulthood