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Self‐Regulation Across Adolescence: Exploring the Structure of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation

Geldhof, G. John ; Bowers, Edmond P. ; Gestsdóttir, Steinunn ; Napolitano, Christopher M. ; Lerner, Richard M.

Journal of Research on Adolescence, June 2015, Vol.25(2), pp.214-228 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Self‐Regulation Across Adolescence: Exploring the Structure of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation
  • Author/Creator: Geldhof, G. John ; Bowers, Edmond P. ; Gestsdóttir, Steinunn ; Napolitano, Christopher M. ; Lerner, Richard M.
  • Subjects: Self Control ; Youth ; Adolescents ; Adolescent Development ; the Family and Socialization; Adolescence & Youth ; Article
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Research on Adolescence, June 2015, Vol.25(2), pp.214-228
  • Description: Intentional self‐regulation () is thought to undergo significant development during the second decade of life, but our understanding of 's development during this period remains incomplete. We discuss the development of as operationalized by Freund & Baltes's (2002) measure of election, ptimization, and ompensation (). We use data from 5,471 youth that had participated in the 4‐tudy of ositive outh evelopment in Grades 5 through 12. Using exploratory factor analyses, our findings suggest that the questionnaire adheres to a stable three‐factor structure across adolescence, with factors representing election, ntentional elf‐egulation, and a everse‐oded ethod actor. We discuss the implications of our findings for future research.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1050-8392 ; E-ISSN: 1532-7795 ; DOI: 10.1111/jora.12131