An insight into adolescent transition from rural to urban centres

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Patrick, Jeff, Bramston, Paul and Wakefield, Amanda. 2004. "An insight into adolescent transition from rural to urban centres." Katsikitis, Mary (ed.) 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004. Sydney, Australia 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2004 Melbourne, Australia.
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An insight into adolescent transition from rural to urban centres

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsPatrick, Jeff (Author), Bramston, Paul (Author) and Wakefield, Amanda (Author)
EditorsKatsikitis, Mary
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference: Psychological Science in Action
Number of Pages5
Year2004
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN0909881251
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.psychology.org.au/SiteMap.aspx?ID=1304
Conference/Event39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004
Event Details
39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004
Event Date
29 Sep 2004 to end of 03 Oct 2004
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: A cooperative research project between the Health Promotion Unit of the Health Department and the university is tracking the adjustment of adolescents leaving country towns to seek educational or employment opportunities in urban centres. Over 400 Queensland families willingly participated in the project, their enthusiasm reflecting the widespread concern in Australian country towns about the out-migration of their youth, their apparent failure to return and a sense of hopelessness about how to stem the flow. The project collects data on three occasions over a twelve month period during which time a proportion of the adolescents move to the city. Additional data are contributed by the family or caregiver and the school teacher. Only Time 1 data are available for this study which investigates how parent and child expectations and preferences are implicated in one of the key adolescent transitions, that of leaving a rural home and school to enrol in an urban boarding school. Data show some unexpected discrepancies and the discussion reviews some key features that could be important components for future health promotion intervention programs designed to prepare and support adolescents in transition.

Keywordsadolescent, transition, rural, urban
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
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