Über den Autor
Professor Rachel Seginer's research focuses on the development of adolescents and emerging adults. Although her main interest in recent years has focused on future orientation in ecological perspective, her work also examines sibling relationships and parents' educational involvement and its effect on educational outcomes. Her studies have been published in leading developmental and cross-cultural journals and edited volumes. She serves on the editorial boards of two journals: the Journal of Research on Adolescence and the Journal of Adolescent Research. Professor Seginer received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the former Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel, where she is currently teaching developmental and adolescent development courses.
Future Orientation: A Conceptual Framework.- The Evolution of Future Orientation from Infancy to Early and Middle Childhood.- Future Orientation in Personality Contexts.- How Gender Affects Future Orientation in Different Cultural Contexts.- The Affect of Parenting on Future Orientation.- The Parenting Mediating Model: The Pivotal Role of the Self.- The Affect of Contemporaries: Siblings and Peers.- Future Orientation Outcomes.- Summary, Conclusions, and Future Directions for Research and Youth Programs.- Appendix: The Assessment and Coding of Future Orientation.
Examines future orientation as an aspect of positive psychology, focusing on the stages of preadolescence, adolescence, and emerging adulthood
Highlights the relationship between future orientation and other psychological constructs (e.g., self-esteem, loneliness, identity, and intimacy) particularly relevant to these age periods
Offers an ecological as well as a developmental perspective, examining the relations between family members and peer groups
Provides a cross-cultural perspective, presenting theoretical analysis and empirical study findings that emphasize the commonalities and differences of adolescent future orientation across cultures
Serves as a useful complement to developmental and educational psychology as well as counseling and parental guidance courses