Report On Theoretical Perspectives Of Young People Transition

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TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction.....................................................................................................................................3Concepts of Adolescence explained through Stanley Hall's work..............................................3Origin and emergence of adolescence as a social construct.......................................................4Relevance of Adolescence within society...................................................................................4Range of sources to determine the extent to which moral panics shape and influencediscourses on adolescence...........................................................................................................5How youth transitions are conceptualized and explained............................................................6Evaluate the contribution of social theory to the debates surrounding young people’s transitionto adulthood and our understanding of this process....................................................................8Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................9REFERENCE.................................................................................................................................102
INTRODUCTIONBecoming a parent for the first time is an important transitional phase in the lives ofindividuals especially during adolescence (Diemer, 2015). Age is one major aspect forparenthood but there are several other factors that play important role in increasing the chancesof success as young parents. The present report features the concepts of adolescence, its originsand emergence as well as its relevance in social construct. In addition to this, it also exploresrange of sources that instigate the basis of moral panics in respect of young people and theirimplications in shaping the discourses among young people. Besides this, the present report alsofeatures different theoretical perspectives that explains young people transition to adulthood.Concepts of Adolescence explained through Stanley Hall's workThe concepts of Adolescence can be explained by demonstrating the seminal work ofStanley Hall. In the year 1904, Stanley Hall explained through his monumental work called“Adolescence” that alteration in human development occurred due to transformation of societyin decades post civil war. It was observed that the practice of children laboring in the fields andfactories along with parents gradually disappeared (Gilles, 2015). This happened due to rise inindustrial productivity which kept teenagers labor force out of factories due to installation ofmachinery to finish work. This new industrial society encouraged young individuals to learn andgain education. Hall considered the stage of adolescence as an alteration in experience amongyoung adults. The author's work included the characteristics of adolescence and social effects.Hall termed the phase of adolescence as a period of “storm and stress”. He explained that duringthe transition from childhood to adulthood, teenagers encounter with inevitable turmoil. StanleyHall has broadly categorized stress and storm into three categories which are as follows:Conflicts with parents: During adolescence young adults tend to act rebellious againstparental control as they become independent. This causes conflicts between adolescentsand parents (Wyn, 2015).Risky behavior: The adolescents often exhibit risky behavior. This is due to emotionalimmaturity coupled with neurological requirement for stimulationMood swings: Uncontrollable disruption in mood usually happen during adolescence dueto hormonal alterations and psychological stress.3
Origin and emergence of adolescence as a social constructAccording Stanley Hall, biological changes of puberty contribute to the period of stressand storm among adolescents. It is found that human body get some time to adopt thesebiological changes. Hormonal changes are responsible for causing majority of mood disruptionamong adolescents (Arnett, 2006). Many young people may feel awkward in response to theirphysical growth of body. According to Hall, the rate of physical growth and development of girlsand boys differ from each other. During this time, neurological connections rapidly grow due toincreased growth of dendrites which consequently encourage adolescents to seek stimulation.Other than biological aspects Hall also featured psychological characteristics that arevery peculiar to adolescence. Adolescents behave in a rebellious manner against their parents orother authority figures as they seek more independence with age. It is also found that there is anincrease in attention seeking behavior among adolescents during this period. Besides this, risktaking behavior is also common among young people during adolescence. Individuals are morelikely to experience feelings of self consciousness, embarrassment and nervousness more ascompared to other phases of life. In addition to this, they also sometimes experiences lonelinessand depression.Relevance of Adolescence within societyAdolescence as a concept is very relevant in terms of social construct. Human societyprovides a common developmental path during the first two decades of individual's life.Schooling is an integral part of childhood and adolescence. There are certain laws that guideadults to deal with minors in specific ways. Adolescence is a critical link between childhood andadulthood (Duan and et.al., 2015). The transition carry risks as well as opportunities that greatlyimpact the future health of young adults. The health of young people become an important factorof social and economic development. With the increasing adolescence population, there is anincrease in funding of research, policies and programs. This is done with an aim to improve thehealth of young boys and girls so that grow into healthy and productive adults and are thuscapable of giving birth to healthy progeny.4
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