The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society

Other People's Kids

Social Expectations and American Adults? Involvement with Children and Adolescents

Authors: Scales, Peter

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According to the study conducted by Gallup Organization, only a minority of Americans experience consistent normative motivation for engaging with other people's children. Social norms theory suggests that adults are more likely to get deeply involved if that involvement is viewed as highly important, and if they perceive a social expectation to do so.

This volume examines the nature of social norms in general and in relationship to children and adolescents. The book examines the complex dynamics of understanding the appropriate roles of parents and other adults in young people's healthy development. The volume also presents the study's findings in detail, including numerous areas of consensus among American adults, differences among American adults, and the gap between perceived importance and actual engagement. A wide-ranging literature synthesis suggests implications for both personal and collective actions with potential to change norms that inhibit engagement and to strengthen values that encourage engagement.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Scales, Peter C.

    Pages 1-2

  • Adults’ Real Relationships with Young People

    Scales, Peter C.

    Pages 3-15

  • Parents, Other Adults, and Responsibility for Positive Child and Youth Development

    Scales, Peter C.

    Pages 17-36

  • The Nature and Operation of Social Norms

    Scales, Peter C.

    Pages 37-62

  • How Context and Culture Influence Adults’ Sense of Reasonable Responsibility for Young People

    Scales, Peter C.

    Pages 63-80

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $199.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4613-4943-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Other People's Kids
Book Subtitle
Social Expectations and American Adults? Involvement with Children and Adolescents
Authors
Series Title
The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0147-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0147-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47734-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4943-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 274
Topics