Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/19335
Title: Positive youth development: Theory, research and application
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Sun, RCF
Merrick, J
Keywords: Youth development
Youth -- Services for
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Source: DTL Shek, RCF Sun & J Merrick (Eds.). Positive youth development : theory, research and application. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2013 How to cite?
Series/Report no.: Pediatrics, child and adolescent health
Abstract: In the prevention science approach, focus is put on identifying risk and protective factors in adolescent risk behavior. Based on this approach, many research and prevention programs have been generated in the past few decades. Nevertheless, over-emphasis of adolescent developmental problems has been criticized as focusing too much on adolescent developmental problems and pathologies. In response to this criticism, an alternative approach highlighting the importance of positive youth development has been proposed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/19335
ISBN: 9781620813058 (hardcover)
162081305X (hardcover)
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