Positive youth development: Theory, research and application

Tan Lei Shek, Rachel T F Sun, Joav Merrick

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In the prevention science approach, focus is put on identifying risk and protective factors in adolescent risk behavior. Based on this approach, many research and prevention programs have been generated in the past few decades. Nevertheless, over-emphasis of adolescent developmental problems has been criticized as focusing too much on adolescent developmental problems and pathologies. In response to this criticism, an alternative approach highlighting the importance of positive youth development has been proposed.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print)9781620813058
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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