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Coping and Self-Concept in Adolescence

  • Harke A. Bosma
  • A. E. Sandy Jackson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Sandy Jackson, Harke Bosma
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jacobus van der Werff
    Pages 13-33
  4. Erhard Olbrich
    Pages 35-47
  5. Rainer Silbereisen, Peter Noack
    Pages 111-127
  6. James Youniss, Jacqueline Smollar
    Pages 129-148
  7. Hector Rodriguez-Tomé, Françoise Bariaud
    Pages 167-186
  8. Sandy Jackson, Harke Bosma
    Pages 203-221
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 223-270

About these proceedings


Self-concept and coping behaviour are important aspects of development in adolescence. Despite their developmental significance, however, the two areas have rarely been considered in relation to each other. This book is the first in which the two areas are brought together; it suggests that this interaction can open the way to new possibilities for further research and to new implications for applied work with adolescents. Two separate chapters review research carried out in each of the areas. These are followed by a series of more empirically focussed chapters in which issues such as changes in relationship patterns, difficult school situations, leaving school, use of leisure, anxiety and suicidal behaviour are examined in the context of self-concept and coping. The final chapter seeks to identify some of the central themes emerging from this work and discusses possible research and applied implications.


Entwicklungspsychologie Jugend Partner anxiety behavior crisis development developmental psychology identity psychology stability stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Harke A. Bosma
    • 1
  • A. E. Sandy Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState UniversityGroningenThe Netherlands

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