Positive development in emerging adulthood

Hawkins, Mary Therese, Letcher, Primrose, Sanson, Ann, Smart, Diana and Toumbourou, John Winston 2009, Positive development in emerging adulthood, Australian journal of psychology, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 89-99, doi: 10.1080/00049530802001346.

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Title Positive development in emerging adulthood
Author(s) Hawkins, Mary Therese
Letcher, Primrose
Sanson, Ann
Smart, Diana
Toumbourou, John WinstonORCID iD for Toumbourou, John Winston orcid.org/0000-0002-8431-3762
Journal name Australian journal of psychology
Volume number 61
Issue number 2
Start page 89
End page 99
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-07
ISSN 0004-9530
Summary Positive functioning in the developmental period of emerging adulthood has received little investigation. The current study investigated components of positive development using confirmatory factor analysis of Australian Temperament Project data collected from 1,158 young adults aged 19-20 years. Positive development constructs that have been theoretically conceptualised were examined to test core concepts. Five first-order constructs were identified in this sample: Civic Action and Engagement, Social Competence, Life Satisfaction, Trust and Tolerance of Others, and Trust in Authorities and Organisations. A second-order positive development factor defined by these constructs provided good fit for the data. This model of positive development in emerging adulthood can provide an outcome measure that can then be used to investigate the developmental processes and pathways involved.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00049530802001346
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
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