Norms in Generation Y

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1) Which prior established norm do you (your group) believe Generation Y has changed?

Generation Y is a generation of choice. Unlike pervious generations, the notion of being a true adolescent, largely a creation of society, has been very strong in the heart of Generation Y. Being a adolescent is characterized by: being very liberalist and aware of our rights, cycling through various personal identities, pursuit higher education and delay entry into the work force. Pervious generations were different largely due to the workforce, Baby boomers and many Generation X babies, were forced into working roles after high school. Therefore they had a more discontinuous transition into adulthood, less time to develop an identity. Also pervious generations have no had the same rights and services this generation has such as, Children’s Aid, where we can be protected from abuse.

2) How did they change this norm?

Pervious generations were different largely due to the workforce, Baby boomers and many Generation X babies, were forced into working roles after high school. Therefore they had a more discontinuous transition into adulthood, less time to develop an identity. Ruck, M et al. refer to adolescents has having more self-determination and feeling a higher sense of responsibility. Generation Y has been given more control over their own future. Rights and choice that Generation Y has been given, differentiates them from all previous generation who many have no been given the same rights and choices Generation Y enjoys.

3) What is the outcome (what is the new norm?)

The outcome is there is a new demographic of development we are just being to see in Generation Y that we have no seen before. It has been labeled “emergent adulthood”. It consists more independence from previous authority-figures and more self-determination than previous generations. However an emergent adult likely has not acquired means to be self-sustaining and may have to relay on parents for...
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