The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society

What Do Children Need to Flourish?

Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development

Editors: Moore, Kristin Anderson, Lippman, Laura H. (Eds.)

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Regardless of its validity, many adults share a belief that today’s youth face an inauspicious future. Drugs, sex, violence, disintegration of the nuclear family, technology that replaces interpersonal relationships—that’s what you hear in the news. The media, through its dramatization of the dangers and risks children confront and pose, have created a well-established image of disenfranchised, hostile, and often-destructive children and adolescents. This image ignores the many children who are thriving as well as the possibility of positive outcomes for children and youth.

With children comprising roughly 30% of the global population—almost 2 billion children worldwide—understanding exactly what leads children to grow into confident, caring, responsible adults is an issue that belongs at the forefront of every nation’s agenda. Increasingly, it is understood that we need not only to prevent negative outcomes but to promote positive outcomes.

What Do Children Need to Flourish? Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development, part of the Search Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society, focuses on how scholars and practitioners can begin to build rigorous measures of the healthy behaviors and attitudes that result in positive outcomes for children and youth. The volume is presented in five parts:

 - Introduction and conceptual framework.

 - Positive formation of the self—character, values, spirituality, life satisfaction, hope, and ethnic identity.

 - Healthy habits, positive behaviors, and time use.

 - Positive relationships with parents and siblings.

 - Positive attitudes and behaviors toward learning and school environments.

 - Enacting positive values and behaviors in communities.

What Do Children Need to Flourish? Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development is an important volume for researchers and practitioners—in fact, for anyone interested and involved in working with children and adolescents.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction and Conceptual Framework

    Kristin Anderson Moore, Laura H. Lippman

    Pages 1-10

  • The Values in Action Inventory of Character Strengths for Youth

    Nansook Park, Christopher Peterson

    Pages 13-23

  • Adolescent Spirituality

    Peter L. Benson, Peter C. Scales, Arturo Sesma Jr., Eugene C. Roehlkepartain

    Pages 25-40

  • Children’s Life Satisfaction

    E. Scott Huebner, Shannon M. Suldo, Robert F. Valois

    Pages 41-59

  • Measuring Hope in Children

    C. R. Snyder

    Pages 61-73

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-23823-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-23061-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Do Children Need to Flourish?
Book Subtitle
Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development
Editors
  • Kristin Anderson Moore
  • Laura H. Lippman
Series Title
The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23823-4
DOI
10.1007/b100487
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23061-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 390
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics