Salient and emerging developmental tasks in the transition to adulthood
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Drawing on data from a normative sample of 205 children tracked into adulthood, this study examined the predictive links from 3 salient (friendship, academic, conduct) and 2 emerging (work, romantic) developmental tasks during the transition years around age 20 to adult adaptation 10 years later. Results (a) confirm the utility of salient developmental tasks for predicting adult success, (b) suggest that emerging domains have limited long-term predictive significance, and (c) more generally support a view that developmental tasks follow a course through life of waxing and waning salience and organization that has implications for future adaptation.

Author(s): 
Roisman, Glenn I.
Masten, Ann S.
Coatsworth, J. Douglas
Tellegen, Auke
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Child Development
Journal Abbreviation: 
Child Dev
Publication Date: 
2004-02
Publication Year: 
2004
Pages: 
123-133
Volume: 
75
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0009-3920
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 15015679

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Glenn I. Roisman, Ann S. Masten, J. Douglas Coatsworth and Auke Tellegen. 2004-02. "Salient and emerging developmental tasks in the transition to adulthood." Child Development 75: 1: 123-133.

Wikipedia Citation

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