The ecology of adolescent activity and experience

  title={The ecology of adolescent activity and experience},
  author={Mih{\'a}ly Cs{\'i}kszentmih{\'a}lyi and Reed W. Larson and Suzanne Prescott},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Twenty-five adolescents reported their daily activities and the quality of their experiences for a total of 753 times during a normal week, in response to random beeps transmitted by an electronic paging device. In this sample adolescents were found to spend most of their time either in conversation with peers or in watching television. Negative affects were prevalent in most activities involving socialization into adult roles. Television viewing appears to be an affectless state associated… 
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