emerging adulthood


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emerging adulthood

(i-merj'ing a-dult'hud?)
A period of personal development in which young adults (between about 18 and 25 years old) become less dependent on their parents but have not yet completed their education, established a durable relationship with another person, formed a family, or entered the work force.
Synonym: prolonged adolescenceemerging adult
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In sum, these studies provide evidence that parent-child relationships continue to be related to outcomes in emerging adulthood that are relevant to academic success.
Dispositions to rash action moderate the associations between concurrent drinking, depressive symptoms, and alcohol problems during emerging adulthood.
There has been much debate about the theory of emerging adulthood because it is specific to our current culture and time period (Syed, 2015).
In a TEDx Talk two years ago, Arnett told the audience: "During emerging adulthood, you have a rare freedom and a brief freedom, and you should make the most of it.
Studies such as the ones conducted by Christopher Salvatore, Travis Taniguchi, and Wayne Welsh provide support for the notion that emerging adulthood could be integrated into Moffitt's developmental taxonomy but stop short of integrating the ideas empirically due to a lack of longitudinal analyses.
Research has consistently suggested that emerging adulthood is a time of low religious attendance and involvement (Arnett & Jensen, 2002; Kimball, 2007; Kinnaman & Lyons 2007; Kinnaman, 2011; Petts, 2009; Uecker, Regnerus, & Vaaler, 2007).
This volume examines youth gangs in the US comprising members from adolescence to emerging adulthood.
Specifically, using an emerging adulthood framework that considers the ongoing role of parents and neurodevelopmental processes can provide insight into why students drink.
Given that emerging adulthood represents a distinct developmental stage with a unique set of challenges, we cannot assume that these young adults share the conceptualizations of spirituality held by older generations of African Americans, nor can import its meaning based on research conducted with white youth.
She said: "It is a surreal transition from the expectation of childhood to the exhilaration of emerging adulthood to the quiet realisation that fulfilling your dreams in modern Britain is perhaps an impossibility.