Factors associated with positive young development in school students: A scoping review

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Wanich Suksatan, Bovornpot Choompunuch, Vachira Phosai, Jatuporn Ounprasertsuk


Introduction: Positive young developments are the fundamental benefits that affect physical, psychological, social, and intellectual developments which impact thinking and decision-making process and expression in different kinds of behavior.

Objectives: This review aims to determine the factors associated with positive young development in school students.

Materials and Methods: It is a scoping review, employing the PRISMA guidelines and including primary studies published between 2001 and 2019 that were sourced from CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Scopus, PsycINFO, and PubMed databases.

Results: The current review conducted 11 articles ranging from 352 to 95,395 school students. The majority of primary studies reported that the important factors, which associated with positive young development consisted of (1) physical aspects; 2) psychological aspects; and 3) societal aspects. These positive young developments will improve based on the environmental, societal, and natural care that parents or families provide. For those benefiting and helping from this type of care, a sympathetic development to positive young development is very strong.

Conclusion: Our results had significant implications for encouraging activities and improving student lifestyles in their families, communities., and societies Therefore, multidisciplinary teams, parents, and teachers should promote students’ internal and external developmental assets in regard to positive young development.

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