By Silvia Bonino
The quantity offers a considerable contribution to the knowledge of adolescent danger behaviors, informative and precious for either scientist and practitioner. The chapters take care of all the key possibility behaviors which are of shock at this developmental level: tobacco smoking, alcohol use, marijuana and different medications use, precocious and unprotected sexual habit, consuming issues, dicy behaviors, dicy using, deviant and delinquent habit. The booklet combines theoretical research and the results of a large examine venture, the place the a number of contexts within the ecology of day-by-day adolescent lifestyles were thought of; the information are in response to huge normative samples and the presentation of findings is particularly available, depending all through on image illustration instead of statistical tables.
The e-book describes the various possibility behaviors, exhibits the linkages between them, explains the features served by means of a number of the threat behaviors or the meanings they might have for the adolescent, examines how they range with age, intercourse, and different demographic features, demonstrates the influential function that the theoretical chance components and protecting elements play in adolescent chance habit involvement. The study findings not just improve the idea, yet they function a major consultant to the layout of intervention efforts to avoid or decrease adolescent involvement in possibility behavior.
The emphasis of the authors at the have to enhance protecting elements which could advertise confident improvement, and at the have to offer possibilities for behaviors which could serve an identical reasons as threat behaviors do, yet with no compromising healthiness and improvement, is salutary. this can be the main problem for all western modern societies to accomplish.
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Those who come into contact with that which has been produced don’t care about the author’s hard work;they want only to find something that expands their horizons and that provides them with a bit of knowledge. [A. 1 Theoretical Framework and Objectives The following chapters report the main findings of a wide-reaching study of risk behavior in adolescents. The study, based on a large sample of secondary school students between the ages of 14 and 19 years, examined different types of behavior that can pose risks, both immediately and in the long term, to the physical, psychological, and social well-being of adolescents: cigarette smoking, the use of marijuana and other drugs, heavy alcohol consumption, precocious and unprotected sex, antisocial behavior, dangerous driving, risk-taking behavior, and disordered eating.
It is not difficult to find other proof of similar prejudices toward youth from many other more recent time periods and in many different cultures. It appears that there is nothing new in the attitudes of adults in today’s Western society if not the fact that modern media have given adults of our era much more powerful tools to convince themselves - and, unfortunately, teenagers as well - of the drama of adolescence. Consider, for instance, how frequently we hear degrading terms used in the news to refer to adolescents, such as “gang” instead of “group”.
It appears that there is nothing new in the attitudes of adults in today’s Western society if not the fact that modern media have given adults of our era much more powerful tools to convince themselves - and, unfortunately, teenagers as well - of the drama of adolescence. Consider, for instance, how frequently we hear degrading terms used in the news to refer to adolescents, such as “gang” instead of “group”. The result is the formation of a deep-rooted negative attitude toward the young generation,which runs the risk of initiating a vicious cycle in which adolescents, in a kind of perverse self-fulfilling prophecy, actually do become a problem and cease to be a positive resource for the community.
Adolescents and Risk: Behavior, Functions, and Protective Factors by Silvia Bonino