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The path to purpose : how young people find their calling in life

Author: William Damon
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009.
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Drawing on the revelatory results of a landmark study, William Damon -- one of the country's leading writers on the lives of young people, whose book Greater Expectations won the Parents' Choice Award -- brilliantly investigates the most pressing issue in the lives of youth today: why so many young people are "failing to launch"--Living at home longer, lacking career motivation, struggling to make a timely  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Damon
ISBN: 9781416537243 1416537244
OCLC Number: 319175646
Description: xvii, 217 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Young lives adrift --
Why purpose is crucial for thriving throughout life --
Who is thriving and who is not yet on course? --
Profiles in purpose --
Beyond a culture of short horizons --
Parenting for purpose --
A culture of purpose for all young people --
Appendix: Questionnaire from the Youth Purpose Study.
Responsibility: William Damon.
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Drawing on a major groundbreaking study, one of the world's leading specialists on adolescence reveals that more young adults than ever are at risk of failing to launch successfully into adulthood.  Read more...

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