What is going on in the minds and lives of young Australian women?

Johnstone, M. and Lee, C. (2008). What is going on in the minds and lives of young Australian women?. In: Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine 5th Annual Scientific Conference. ASBHM Scientific Conference: 5th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 31 January–2 February 2008.


Author Johnstone, M.
Lee, C.
Title of paper What is going on in the minds and lives of young Australian women?
Conference name ASBHM Scientific Conference: 5th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine
Conference location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 31 January–2 February 2008
Proceedings title Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine 5th Annual Scientific Conference
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Poster
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction: According to Arnett (2000), demographic changes have produced a new period of the lifespan which bridges adolescence and early adulthood. With changes to the workforce participation and childbearing patterns of Australian women, it is of particular interest how young Australian women transition through this potentially volatile period of the lifespan.

Conclusions: Some of the findings demonstrated similarities to Arnett’s theory of Emerging Adulthood, especially to the tenets of exploration, change and instability. Consideration is given to whether these themes are a reflection of a specific period of the lifespan or reflect adult life more generally in the 21st Century. To be effective with young people, health-related interventions may need to take cognizance of the developmental processes of early adulthood.
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Keyword Gender issues
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions
Young adult women
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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