Youth purpose and positive youth development.

  title={Youth purpose and positive youth development.},
  author={Jenni Menon Mariano and Julie Going},
  journal={Advances in child development and behavior},
This chapter reviews research and findings on youth purpose as it relates to positive youth development (PYD) and thriving. The authors note that purpose is defined in multiple ways in the youth development literature, including one-dimensional and multi-dimensional definitions, and those that combine purpose with other constructs, like meaning. Although research on youth purpose and thriving is in its early stages, however, multiple other purpose-like constructs appear in the positive youth… CONTINUE READING

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