Successful transition into adulthood concerns development on both physical and psychological aspects involving mental health and emotional intelligence. Unfortunately, there are some evidences presenting an enlarged psycho pathological problem among youths particularly school-age children at early adolescence. Many studies repeat the significance of parents and family, as well as social environments concerning peer and school factors. Understanding how they coordinate with individual youth still needs to investigate. This study is a case study to examine the causal mechanism among those determinants and psychological well-being. Samples for study include the young people at early adolescent age who studying in Mattayom 1 – 3 (grade 7 – 9) from four secondary schools in a common district in Central Thailand. The initial results show that youth’s psychological development needs parental attachment either at childhood age or at present time. Boys are more likely to involve in externalizing problems. However, if boys could develop peer attachment in the same as girls, gender would not be significant. The powerful attachment including parent, peer, and school could be the cumulative factors to prevent internalizing problems among early adolescents.
Key words: psychological well-being, attachment, early adolescent
Moderator: Supond Jaratsit
April 1, 2015 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs. Room 109 (Srabua)