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Purpose in life : a critical component of optimal youth development

Author: Kendall Cotton Bronk
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, [2014] ©2014
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This volume integrates and makes sense of the growing body of theoretical and empirical research conducted on purpose across the lifespan. It opens with a comprehensive yet detailed discussion of the definitions of purpose most commonly used in studies on the topic. In addition to defining the construct, the author also discusses its philosophical roots and distinguishes it from related concepts, including meaning,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bronk, Kendall Cotton.
Purpose in Life : A Critical Component of Optimal Youth Development.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kendall Cotton Bronk
ISBN: 9789400774919 9400774915
OCLC Number: 858400440
Description: 1 online resource (x, 175 pages) : illustration
Contents: Foreword; William Damon --
Chapter 1. Introduction and Definition --
Chapter 2. Measuring Purpose --
Chapter 3. The Role of Purpose in Optimal Human Functioning --
Chapter 4. Purpose across the Lifespan --
Chapter 5. Origins and Supports for Purpose --
Chapter 6. Inspiring Types of Purposes in Life --
Chapter 7. The Experience of Purpose among Diverse Groups of Individuals --
Chapter 8. Youth Purpose Exemplars --
Chapter 9. Future Directions for Purpose Research.
Responsibility: Kendall Cotton Bronk.

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This book offers a state of the science on young people's sense of life purpose. It synthesizes the rapidly growing body of research on the topic in a comprehensive yet easily accessible manner and  Read more...

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