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Values, religion, and culture in adolescent development

Author: Gisela Trommsdorff; Xinyin Chen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012.
Series: Jacobs Foundation series on adolescence.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Cultural values and religious beliefs play a substantial role in adolescent development. Developmental scientists have shown increasing interest in how culture and religion are involved in the processes through which adolescents adapt to environments. This volume constitutes a timely and unique addition to the literature on human development from a cultural-contextual perspective. Editors Gisela Trommsdorff and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Values, religion, and culture in adolescent development.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gisela Trommsdorff; Xinyin Chen
ISBN: 9781139549493 1139549499 9781139013659 1139013653
OCLC Number: 808501889
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; VALUES, RELIGION, AND CULTURE IN ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT; THE JACOBS FOUNDATION SERIES ON ADOLESCENCE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON VALUES, RELIGION, AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT IN CULTURAL CONTEXT; 1 Cultural Perspectives on Values and Religionin Adolescent Development; Values and Youth from a Culture-Informed Perspective; Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Values; Sociological Approaches.; Psychological Approaches.; Development of Adolescents' Value Orientations. Religion and Youth from a Culture-Informed PerspectiveTheoretical and Empirical Approaches to Religion and Culture; Sociological Studies.; Psychological Studies.; Religiosity in Adolescence.; Developmental Conditions for Religiosity.; Socialization Conditions.; Religiosity and Developmental Outcomes.; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; 2 Psychological Functions of Religion in Youth --
A Historical and Cultural Perspective; Role of Religious Belief in Ancient, Medieval, and Traditional Societies; Historical View on the Development of Religion.; Religion in Ancient Elaborated Cultures. Religion and Shamanism in Traditional Cultures. Religion and Adolescent Development in Traditional Societies.; Psychological Aspects of Religious Belief.; Psychological Functions of Religion for Adolescents' Development in Modern Societies; Religion in Modern Societies; Religion and Adolescent Development; Sects and Adolescent Development; Muslim Youth in Germany; Islam in German Youth; Fundamentalistic Faith in Muslim Arab Youth; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; 3 Cultural Differences in Self-Awareness in Adolescence Pathways to Spiritual Awareness; Experimental Studies of Self-Awareness. Development of Self-AwarenessCulture and Self-Awareness; Culture and the Elements of Self-Awareness; Culture and Effects of Self-Awareness; From Self-Awareness to Spiritual Worldviews: The Role of Mortality Salience; Culture and Spiritual Worldviews; European-American and East Asian Spiritual Worldviews; From Spiritual Worldviews to Spiritual Awareness; Spiritual Awareness and Self-Awareness in Different Cultures; On the Relationship between Self-Awareness and Spiritual Awareness; Summary; Part Two: UNIVERSAL AND CULTURE-SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF ADOLESCENT VALUES AND RELIGION. 4 Values and Religion in Adolescent DevelopmentThe Nature of Basic Values and their Structure; Data and Measurement; The Motivational Structure of Values among Adolescents; Development and Change in Value Priorities; Value Priorities and Religiosity; Influences of Adolescents' Values and Religiosity on Significant Attitudes; Centrality of the Family in Adolescents' Lives.; Centrality of the Family in Adolescents' Lives.; Citizenship: Supporting Those Who Are Worse Off.; Citizenship: Supporting Those Who Are Worse Off.; Citizenship: Always Obeying Laws and Regulations.
Series Title: Jacobs Foundation series on adolescence.
Responsibility: [edited by] Gisela Trommsdorff, Xinyin Chen.


This volume presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the role of cultural values and religious beliefs in adolescent development.  Read more...
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