Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology

Well-Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures

Novel Approaches and Findings from Europe, Asia, Africa and America

Editors: Dimitrova, Radosveta (Ed.)

  • Provides cutting edge and up to date understanding of the processes/conditions under which youth and emerging adults in multiple contexts live 
  • Moves towards an understanding of the acculturation processes behind positive outcomes in scarcely studied ethnic minority groups  
  • Provides new empirical data in a global cultural perspective of youth, including diverse cultural contexts across various regions 
  • Contributes to the next generation of cross cultural studies in positive psychology by broadening our knowledge of the link between PYD conditions and optimal outcomes of youth
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The current volume presents new empirical data on well-being of youth and emerging adults from a global international perspective. Its outstanding features are the focus on vast geographical regions (e.g., Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America), and on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The international and multidisciplinary contributions address the complexities of young people’s life in a variety of cultural settings to explore how key developmental processes such as identity, religiosity and optimism, social networks, and social interaction in families and society at large promote optimal and successful adaptation. The volume draws on core theoretical models of human development to highlight the applicability of these frameworks to culturally diverse youth and emerging adults as well as universalities and cultural specifics in optimal outcomes. With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to cultural, theoretical and methodological issues, the book offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, developmental science, human development, sociology, and social work.

About the authors

Radosveta Dimitrova is a Docent at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University, Sweden. She holds PhD in Developmental Psychology (University of Trieste, Italy awarded the 2009 Best Doctoral Thesis by the Italian Association of Psychologists), and a PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology (Tilburg University, the Netherlands, awarded the 2012 Student and Early Career Council Dissertation Award of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). She holds the 2016 Young Scientist Award of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, ISSBD for distinguished theoretical contribution, research and dissemination of developmental science. Her research interests regard migration, positive youth development, marginalized ethnic minority communities (Roma).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Developmental and Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Study of Well-Being Among Young People

    Petrova, Mariya (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • The Contribution of Religiosity and Optimism on Well-Being of Youth and Emerging Adults in Italy

    Inguglia, Cristiano (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Positive Youth Development in China

    Chen, Bin-Bin (et al.)

    Pages 35-48

  • A Different Pathway to Adulthood? Relationships Between Identity Formation and Positive Psychological Outcomes in Japanese Adolescents and Emerging Adults

    Sugimura, Kazumi (et al.)

    Pages 49-60

  • The Relationship Between Well-Being and Value Priorities as Well as Intersubjective Norms Among Emerging Adults in South Africa

    Adams, Byron G. (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

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eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68362-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Well-Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures
Book Subtitle
Novel Approaches and Findings from Europe, Asia, Africa and America
Editors
  • Radosveta Dimitrova
Series Title
Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68363-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68363-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68362-1
Series ISSN
2210-5417
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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