Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fear of loss (if I don’t watch out, I am going to lose…), Developmental stake (if the young reject my values, my life has come to nothing). 

Bengtson, V. L., & Kuypers, J. A. (1971). Generational difference and the developmental stake. Aging and Human Development, 2(4), 249-260. doi: 10.2190/AG.2.4.b

In line with the implications from Bengtson and Kuypers’ (1971) concept of “developmental stake,” the younger Jesus People may have a greater investment in the creation of viable religious values and strategies, while the older generation fundamentalists have a greater investment in validating religious values and strategies

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