Adolescents and risk: Behaviors, functions and protective by Silvia Bonino

By Silvia Bonino

This informative and precious quantity presents a considerable contribution to the knowledge of adolescent possibility habit. The e-book combines theoretical research and the findings of a broad-based examine venture, with available presentation all through.

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The average size of the family unit was four people, 68% of the adolescents had brothers or sisters, and 25% lived with other adults (mostly aunts, uncles, or grandparents) in addition to their parents. As for the education levels of the parents, which were similar for mothers and fathers, 19% earned a certificate of completion of primary school, 30% a certificate of completion of middle school, 28% a secondary school diploma, roughly 10% a university degree, and about 10% a diploma from a professional training course.

The age Functions of Risk Behavior of adolescence demands that adolescents and adults take part in a continual, flexible process of redefining their relationships with one another, which must result in the adolescent’s achievement of greater autonomy. Adults can facilitate this process by adopting authoritative, instructive attitudes that combine rules with dialogue and support. As with the other functions outlined, the exploration of reactions and limits can be achieved through actions that are harmful to the individual and social well-being (disordered eating, drug use, or deviant behavior, for example) or through other, less-risky methods (dressing in an unconventional way, for example).

In these adolescents, deviant behavior does not perform the functions mentioned above but is related to other processes and has other origins. An analysis restricted to only these adolescents would not allow comprehension of deviant behavior of the large majority of adolescents and would risk offering a wrong explanation of the motivations behind these adolescents’ behavior. Risk and Well-Being direct or indirect way, jeopardize social and psychological well-being as well as physical health in the present and future.

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