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Article Title

Defining adolescence

Periodical Title

Journal of Adolescent and Family Health

Volume

7

Number

2

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

October 2015

Abstract

Chronologic definitions of adolescence and adolescent sub-stages vary throughout the literature. Definitions for adolescence are important because they inform the construction and implementation of adolescent research and program development. This article identifies commonly used chronologic parameters for adolescence, explores the developmental theory contributing to the understanding of adolescent chronology and posits a developmentally consistent definition of this critical transitional phase as: “early adolescence” 11-13 years, “adolescence” 14-17 years, and “young adulthood” 18-25 years. Keywords: adolescent, development, chronologic definitions, research

Subject

Adolescent health services; Families -- Health and hygiene

Keyword

adolescence

Discipline

Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Document Type

articles

Extent

39 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Comments

Typo correction in the abstract: “young adulthood” 18-25 years".

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