Stages on Life's Way

  title={Stages on Life's Way},
  author={Anita L. Greene and Susan M. Wheatley and John F. Aldava},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={364 - 381}
In this study, 160 high school and college students were asked to describe their beliefs about the life course, in general, and the adulthood transition, inparticular. The majority (93%) described the life course in terms of an age period approach, with infancy, childhood, adulthood, and old age commonly described as stages. Life span status differences emerged in the ages at which adolescents believed adulthood transition events would occur overall and for the average woman versus the average… 

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