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The Trouble with "Troubled Girls"
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Nasjonal Kunnskapssenter om Vold og Traumatisk Stress, Oslo, Norway.
2012 (English)In: Girls at Risk: Swedish Longitudional Research on Adjustment / [ed] Anna-Karin Andershed, New York, NY: Springer, 2012, 167-183 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Until recently, boys and men provided the template by which problem behaviors in girls and women were measured. With the shift to studying female development and adjustment through female perspectives comes a need for knowledge of trajectories of at-risk girls’ behavior as they mature. Girls at Risk: Swedish Longitudinal Research on Adjustment fills this gap accessibly and compassionately. Its lifespan approach relates the pathologies of adolescence to later outcomes as girls grow up to have relationships, raise families, and take on adult roles in society.

Coverage is balanced between internalizing behaviors, traditionally considered to be more common among females, and externalizing ones, more common among males. The book's detailed review of findings includes several major longitudinal studies of normative and clinical populations, and the possibility of early maturation as a risk factor for pathology is discussed in depth. Contributors not only emphasize "what works" in intervention and prevention but also identify emerging issues in assessment and treatment. An especially powerful concluding chapter raises serious questions about how individuals in the healing professions perceive their mission, and their clients. Although the studies are from one country—Sweden—the situations, and their potential for successful intervention, transcend national boundaries, including:

• Adolescent and adult implications of pubertal timing. • Eating disorders and self-esteem. • Prevention of depressive symptoms. • Understanding violence in girls with substance problems. • Lifespan continuity in female aggression and violence. • A life-course perspective in girls' criminality.

With insights beyond the beaten path, Girls at Risk provides a wealth of information for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology; psychiatry; education; social work; psychotherapy and counseling; and public health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY: Springer, 2012. 167-183 p.
, Advancing responsible adolescent development
Keyword [en]
Girls-Psychology, Adolescent psychology, Adolescent psychopathology, Problem youth, Adolescent Behavior, Social Behavior Disorders, Adolescent, Women, Research
Keyword [sv]
Psykopatologi, Ungdomspsykologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81206DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4130-4_9ISBN: 9781-4614-4129-8ISBN: 1-4614-4129-3OAI: diva2:550986
Available from: 2012-09-09 Created: 2012-09-09 Last updated: 2014-11-26Bibliographically approved

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