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Adolescent psychosocial development in Brno: An ELSPAC Study 2005–2011
Adolescent psychosocial development in Brno: An ELSPAC Study 2005–2011

Author(s): Stanislav Ježek, Petr Macek, Lenka Lacinová, Ondřej Bouša, Jan Vančura, Michaela Sokoliová, Aleš Neusar, Radka Michalčáková, Anna Ševčíková, Štěpán Konečný, Mojmír Tyrlík, Zuzana Sýkorová, Jiří Dalajka, Jan Šerek, Ivana Poledňová, Vladimír Marček, Martina Čavnická, Eva Beranová, Jan Širůček, Zuzana Masopustová, Jan Mareš
Subject(s): Education, Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Self, Behaviorism, Evaluation research, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Development of Self; Adolescent development; Love; Sex; Leisure time; perceptions of justice and politics; Behaviour; Social relationships;
Summary/Abstract: Our longitudinal findings are in line with published research describing current adolescence as a dynamic stage of life during which an individual‟s personal participation or influence on his or her development sharply increases. This leads, amongst other things, to higher variability of developmental changes and to an erosion of some stereotypes about the psychological and social life of adolescents. The respondents of the Brno longitudinal study (ELSPAC) represent a new generation of Czech adolescents. They were born in the time of turbulent social changes when political, economic and cultural conditions were significantly changing bringing along shifts in lifestyles, social norms and values of all generations including the parents of current adolescents. It can be hypothesised this society-wide change partially moderated the traditional inter generational conflict between adolescents and adults. We can speculate that the adults, not only the adolescents, partially spent the past two decades searching for a new personal and social identity (e.g. career changes, social security decrease, increase in personal freedom and responsibility of own life course). What was appreciated in the beginning of the 1990s as new possibilities – e.g. freedom in opinions and attitudes, opportunity to attain quality education, foreign travel, opportunities for self-actualisation etc. – is perceived as commonplace by today‟s adolescents.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-8705-7
  • Page Count: 156
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English
Development of Self

Development of Self
(Development of Self)

Love and sex

Love and sex
(Love and sex)

Leisure time

Leisure time
(Leisure time)

Development of adolescents‟ worldviews: perceptions of justice and politics

Development of adolescents‟ worldviews: perceptions of justice and politics
(Development of adolescents‟ worldviews: perceptions of justice and politics)

Adolescents‟ career plans in the context of their self-concept

Adolescents‟ career plans in the context of their self-concept
(Adolescents‟ career plans in the context of their self-concept)

Risk behaviour in adolescence: Two perspectives

Risk behaviour in adolescence: Two perspectives
(Risk behaviour in adolescence: Two perspectives)

The development of negative emotions

The development of negative emotions
(The development of negative emotions)

Summary

Summary
(Summary)

Experienced stress and coping strategies in the context of adolescent social relationships

Experienced stress and coping strategies in the context of adolescent social relationships
(Experienced stress and coping strategies in the context of adolescent social relationships)