Emerging Adults and Adulthood


Ashley Demoura (Editor)

BISAC: SOC000000

This book comprises three chapters that each approach the subject of emerging adults from a different perspective. Chapter One examines the impact that parental involvement has on the personal development of emerging adults in China, with a specific focus on mental health, romantic involvement, and peer relationships. Chapter Two discusses the challenges faced by East Asian American girls and emerging adults and the protective factors that help mediate the core challenges this population faces. Lastly, Chapter Three provides a comprehensive literature review from a cross-cultural comparative perspective of the complicated pathways emerging adults face today and identifies key protective buffers and predictors that promote mental health, self-competence and identify achievements that lead to a more successful emergence into early adulthood.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Emerging Adulthood in China: Parental Influence on Mental Health, Romantic Involvement, and Peer Relationships
(Peipei Hong and Ming Cui – Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US)

Chapter 2. Not Your Model Minority: Examining the Unique Challenges and Resilience of East Asian American Girls and Emerging Adults
(Ka-Yan Danise Mok, PhD, Sarah Kohnen, Shao-Jung “Stella” Ko, Zoë Bergman and Lei Wang, PhD – American University Counseling Center, American University, Washington, DC, US, et al.)

Chapter 3. A Review of Emerging Adult Literature: Navigating Challenges and Predicting Successful Aging
(Timothy Phoenix Oblad, and Olivia Walz – Department of Psychology & Sociology, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, et al.)


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