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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Disaffected Young People
Disaffected young people

‘We learnt that it was all right to do the bare minimum, to keep the teachers off your back. But any more made you toadying, self-important and boring. Praise stopped being something to be proud of and started being embarrassing’ (David). (Times Educational Supplement, 4 December 2001).

What Behaviours Are We Talking about?

Part of growing up is about learning to think for oneself, to decide what beliefs and attitudes of the adult world will be internalized. Therefore, from the adult perspective, young people frequently challenge, provoke and dispute ideas for their present time management. Are they disaffected? Where does this term start and end? Disaffected is a social term suggesting someone who is rebellious, disgruntled, dissatisfied, mutinous or antagonistic. It contains ...

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