To bring together 3 perspectives - Life Span Model of Development (Salmela-Aro, 2009), Dynamic Systems Approach (Kunnen, 2012), and Contextual Action Theory (Young et al., 2015) - allowing complementary insights into the process dynamics of goal-construction and youth actions over time during adolescence. The specific domains of observation will be peer relationships and youth education transitions from early to late adolescence and young adulthood in Finland. Background: The literature recognizes (1) that to date little is known about how individuals change and where differences between them come from; (2) the need to deepen our understanding and ability to intervene in the manifest, social and subjective processes occurring during adolescence. This requires the adoption of more radical approaches to the study of development allowing the field to move beyond its current emphasis on individual processes and ease in the adoption of a more holistic, dynamic understanding of how young people build meaning across time and in certain contexts.
|Gällande start-/slutdatum||01/06/2017 → 31/05/2019|