Meaningful actions and motivated projects in the transition to adulthood: two case illustrations

Young, Richard; Marshall, Sheila; Domene, José; Graham, Matthew; Logan, Corinne; Templeton, Laura; Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Valach, Ladislav
September 2007
International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;Sep2007, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p149
Academic Journal
A framework for understanding career transitions based on the joint processes and goals of those engaged in the transition and significant others in the person’s social network was used to study the transition to adulthood of youth aged 17–19 years and their families. Twenty parent-youth dyads participated in this study in which a transition project was identified and monitored for 6 months. Two cases are used to illustrate the characteristics of the motivated transition project at the levels of meaning, functional processes, and conscious and unconscious behaviour and structural support and resources.


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