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Family Matters. The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2292931
  • Book
  • January 2009
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence.
  • Defines mattering and distinguishes among the three ways that people can matter to others: awareness, importance, and reliance
  • Utilizes empirical evidence from a quantitative analyses of data from a nationwide survey 2,004 adolescents to support author’s assertions
  • Explores the impact of structural and demographic factors such as family structure in developing of a sense of mattering in adolescents.
  • Includes helpful indices, including his Mattering Index and Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Index
  • Suggests how parents, teachers, and other significant people in the lives of adolescents can work to instill a sense of mattering in those under their care
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 What Does it Mean to Matter?.

2 Mattering Matters.

3 Researching Mattering: An Overview.

4 Mattering and Anti-Social Behavior.

5 Mattering and Self-Destructive Behavior.

6 Inducing Mattering.

Appendix: Researching Mattering: A Scientific View.

References.

Index

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Gregory C. Elliott Brown University, USA.
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