Orientations to the future: A comparison of adolescents in Australia and Singapore

  title={Orientations to the future: A comparison of adolescents in Australia and Singapore},
  author={Millicent E. Poole and Georgie Cooney},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  • M. Poole, G. Cooney
  • Published 1 April 1987
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Using an event-listing approach, this study examined the personal and societal future orientations of 15-year-old males and females in Singapore and Sydney. Three aspects were examined: content, affect, and time span. Overall, the study found that adolescents perceived their personal and societal features in separate noninterlocking planes, seeing more pleasant, proximal, personal futures, and more unpleasant, distal, societal futures, especially in relation to nuclear war and political… 

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