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Becoming Adult

How Teenagers Prepare For The World Of Work

By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, By Barbara Schneider

About the Book

How do young people envision their occupational futures? What do teenagers feel about their schooling and after-school work, and how do these experiences affect their passage to adult work? These are the questions that psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and sociologist Barbara Schneider posed in their five-year study of adolescents. The results provide an unprecedented window on society's future through which we can glimpse how today's youth are preparing themselves for the lives they will lead in the decades to come.

About the Author

Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi is professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent.

Reed Larson is assistant professor of human development and family ecology at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign and director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adolescence at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.