Adolescents Alone and Together between Well-Being and Distress: The Path to Adulthood at the Time of Covid-19
A special issue of Adolescents (ISSN 2673-7051).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 20592
Interests: promotion of psychosocial well-being and prevention of risk and its mediators; social peer relationships from childhood to adolescence; socio-relational skills and creativity
Interests: implementation of social-emotional skills within the school community; immigrants’ well-being in their host country; adolescents and young adults’ access to sexuality education and health services
Interests: implementation and measurement of divergent thinking and creative potential in digital natives; promoting school wellness; enhancing conscious use of online social networks from young users by gamification; benefits of physical activity and assessment of dual-task cost in school-age children
Across cultures and for generations, we have been studying adolescents. Mystified by their changes, as researchers, we count on our cultures and the myriad theories to help us understand this period of transition between childhood and adulthood. Our cultures offer us value systems which guide us through this time, yet levels of confidence may vary: as our world becomes more diversified and is shaped by the forces of politics, technology and/or migration, amongst others, these values are often challenged. Living in a rapidly changing world in which access to any type of information has become almost immediate, adolescents find themselves pressured to make decisions without necessarily knowing how to make them (National research Council, 1999; Albert & Steinberg, 2011). The consequences can lead to unhealthy behavior, putting their lives and the lives of those they love at risk. Covid-19 has intensified this situation by drastically reducing the opportunities to physically be with others. From schools closing down to contact sports being suspended, adolescents, together with their significant adults, have unexpectedly found themselves in a completely new situation. This new scenario of relating to one another is still acquiring new meaning and has led to a wide range of emotions and an increased level of uncertainty (Daniel, 2020; Ziebell et al., 2020). For these reasons, we believe that now more than ever it is necessary for each adolescent, each family, and each community to learn the skills that will help them manage these times so that adolescents can find ways to cherish their past, enjoy their present, and envision their future. With this approach in mind, Adolescents aims to further this research.
Dr. Rabaglietti Emanuela
Chief Guest Editor
Dr. Lynda Lattke
Dr. Aurelia De Lorenzo
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- Social and emotional skills
- Protective and risk factors
- Risk behaviors
- Transition to adulthood
- Interpersonal relationships (with peers, with parents)