"It was really interesting to see from the findings that 31 is the age that Brits said they felt like they'd reached adulthood
. Of course, we're legally adults on our eighteenth birthday, though it's clear that many Britons don't class themselves as having reached adulthood
until they feel they've matured more.
For the young refugees who took part in our project, education, work and family life were the main sources of disruption during their transition to adulthood
. Education is often a requirement for getting a decent job, and the loss of education certificates through conflict and displacement has made it difficult for young refugees to continue their studies.
PHOTO| KANYIRI WAHITOFor Edgar, once an individual is past the legal age of 18 and is able to support himself, adulthood
begins.My parents only provided me with absolute necessities such as food, shelter and school fees when I was growing up, so I realised quite early that any additional comforts that I wanted, such as a smartphone or luxuries such as going to the movies, I had to work for and earn them for myself, he says.
The findings still held true even after other influencing factors such as physical health in childhood and social integration in adulthood
had been taken into account.
* Nicole Fernstrom: Streamwood High, Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood
There has been much debate about the theory of emerging adulthood
because it is specific to our current culture and time period (Syed, 2015).
More recently, research has begun to incorporate emerging adulthood
into the discourse surrounding antisocial behavior.
obesity is a global health concern, which has consistently been associated with insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, stroke, osteoarthritis, and various types of cancers.
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For example, middle children predicted more closeness with their siblings in middle and older adulthood
versus youngest children.
Reporting in the July 15 issue of JAMA Psychiatry, the Duke researchers found that children who had either a diagnosed psychiatric condition or a milder form that didn't meet the full diagnostic criteria were six times more likely than those who had no psychiatric issues to have difficulties in adulthood
, including criminal charges, addictions, early pregnancies, education failures, residential instability and problems getting or keeping a job.
Poor mental health in childhood may lower the chances of success in adulthood
, a new study suggests.
THE symbolic transition into adulthood
: driving.The epidemic that began in September, at the start of the school year, continues to exclusively devour 17-year-olds in increasing numbers.
Along the road to adulthood
, he has learned many lessons the hard way.
The research, which drew from a larger study begun in 1985, surveyed 178 women and 163 men through their transition to adulthood
from age 18 to 25, again on their perceived stress levels at age 32, and on the quality of their intimate relationships at age 43.