book - Organized Activities as Contexts of Development - component 3
This publication provides handbook-like coverage of research in this new emerging field. It considers a broad developmental timespan from middle childhood through early adulthood, providing information on how motivation, participation and developmental experiences change as youth get older. The contents cover one of the most salient topics in child and adolescent research, education, and social policy, placing consistent emphasis on developmental aspects and implications of organized activity participation for young persons. Representing contributors from several fields of study — psychology, criminal justice, leisure science, sociology, human development, education, prevention and public policy — the book is designed to appeal to students and scholars in all these areas. Additionally, the volume is written to be of interest to professionals who administer programs and develop policy on youth.