Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development

Girls at Risk

Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment

Editors: Andershed, Anna-Karin (Ed.)

  • Takes a broad approach to describing girls’ development and problems – as children, teenagers, and as adult women
  • Provides a longitudinal, research-into-practice perspective on girls’ development, from childhood to adulthood, with an emphasis on adolescence
  • Offers high-quality empirical longitudinal studies by well-known authors within their respective fields
  • Describes girls’ life situations in a Scandinavian country with a reputation of gender equality and high standard of living 
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About this book

Until recently, boys and men provided the template by which problem behaviors in girls and women were measured. With the shift to studying female development and adjustment through female perspectives comes a need for knowledge of trajectories of at-risk girls’ behavior as they mature. Girls at Risk: Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment fills this gap accessibly and compassionately. Its lifespan approach relates the pathologies of adolescence to later outcomes as girls grow up to have relationships, raise families, and take on adult roles in society.

Coverage is balanced between internalizing behaviors, traditionally considered to be more common among females, and externalizing ones, more common among males. The book's detailed review of findings includes several major longitudinal studies of normative and clinical populations, and the possibility of early maturation as a risk factor for pathology is discussed in depth. Contributors not only emphasize "what works" in intervention and prevention but also identify emerging issues in assessment and treatment. An especially powerful concluding chapter raises serious questions about how individuals in the healing professions perceive their mission, and their clients. Although the studies are from one country—Sweden—the situations, and their potential for successful intervention, transcend national boundaries, including:

• Adolescent and adult implications of pubertal timing.
• Eating disorders and self-esteem.
• Prevention of depressive symptoms.
• Understanding violence in girls with substance problems.
• Lifespan continuity in female aggression and violence.
• A life-course perspective in girls' criminality.

With insights beyond the beaten path, Girls at Risk provides a wealth of information for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology; psychiatry; education; social work; psychotherapy and counseling; and public health.

About the authors

Anna-Karin Andershed, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in psychology at Örebro University, Sweden. Her current research interests are adjustment and socialization processes from a life-span perspective with a special focus on girls and women, the development of antisocial behavior and aggression, structured assessment of risk and protective factors, and interventions, where she combines basic and applied research. She is the PI of two large scale longitudinal projects – the IDA program and the SOFIA study, and has developed an instrument for structured assessment of children with or at risk for normbreaking behavior, ESTER-assessment. She is also currently the Head of the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Örebro University.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Examining the lives of at-risk girls is an important undertaking. Anna-karin Andershed takes on this challenge in her edited volume, Girls at Risk: Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment. In it, she includes a collection of studies conducted by scholars who focus on girls’ involvement in aggression and violent behavior. The target audience includes researchers, clinicians, and other practitioners who work with high-risk females.” (Norman A. White, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (45), November, 2013)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Girls at Risk in Their Own Right

    Andershed, Anna-Karin

    Pages 1-8

  • Adolescent and Adult Implications of Girls’ Pubertal Timing

    Skoog, Therése

    Pages 9-34

  • Eating Disorders and Self-Esteem

    Welch, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 35-56

  • Prevention of Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescent Girls

    Treutiger, Britt-Marie (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Understanding Violence in Girls with Substance Misuse Problems

    Oliver, Bonamy R. (et al.)

    Pages 79-104

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4130-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4129-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0211-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Girls at Risk
Book Subtitle
Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment
Editors
  • Anna-Karin Andershed
Series Title
Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4130-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4130-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4129-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0211-8
Series ISSN
2195-089X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 190
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