On the importance of social network sites in the transitions which characterize ‘emerging adulthood’

Journal Title: EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning - Year 2011, Vol 1, Issue 1


Modern-day economic and socio-cultural developments require people to be ever more specialized and mobile in their educational and professional choices. This is particularly relevant for ‘emerging adults’, that is to say, those who find themselves at that stage of life when their scholastic or university education ends, and they begin to make choices regarding their professional working life. Transitions between different activity systems, and changes of residence which they entail, make ‘emerging adulthood’ a particularly unstable period in which young people continually dissolve, create and recreate relationship networks of varying degrees of importance which are able to support them through these changes. Beginning with empirical evidence and theoretical starting points typical of the psychology of education and development, this contribution proposes a theoretical reflection which attempts to analyze the efficacy of Social Network Sites in facilitating and supporting emerging adults during their education and vocational training and the important transitions which they have to face as they develop.

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Gianluca Frozzi, Elvis Mazzoni


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  • EP ID EP45902
  • DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/icst.trans.eeel.2011.e4
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Gianluca Frozzi, Elvis Mazzoni (2011). On the importance of social network sites in the transitions which characterize ‘emerging adulthood’. EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, 1(1), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-45902