A review on longitudinal research design in adolescent developmental research

Daniel T. L. SHEK, Sau Man Catalina NG

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Abstract

In adolescent developmental research, cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs are commonly used. In this chapter, examples of adolescent developmental research utilizing cross-sectional designs are presented and the basic attributes, strengths and weaknesses of cross-sectional designs are outlined. Besides, examples of longitudinal adolescent developmental research as well as its characteristics, advantages and pitfalls are examined. Based on the review, it is argued that longitudinal research design plays an important role in adolescent developmental research. Implications of the present review on the design of longitudinal adolescent research studies in the Chinese context are discussed. Copyright © 2017 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese program
EditorsDaniel T. L. SHEK, Cecilia M. S. MA, Janet T. Y. LEUNG, Joav MERRICK
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages11-28
ISBN (Electronic)9781536125405
ISBN (Print)9781536125399
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., & Ng, C. S. M. (2017). A review on longitudinal research design in adolescent developmental research. In D. T. L. Shek, C. M. S. Ma, J. T. Y. Leung, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Positive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese program (pp. 11-28). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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