International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 189

Full Length Research Paper

Understanding the psychology of youths: Generation gap

Suad M. A. S. Al-Lawati
  • Suad M. A. S. Al-Lawati
  • Department of Psychology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 30, P.C 123 Al Khoud, Muscat Sultanate of Oman.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 19 June 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2019


Anshari M, Alas Y, Hardaker G, Jaidin JH, Smith M, Ahad AD (2016). Smartphones habit and behaviour in Brunei: Personalization, gender, and generation gap. Computers in Human Behaviours 64:719-727.


Arar K (2014). Gender Discourse in an Arab-Muslim High school in Israel: Ethnographic Case Study. Journal of Educational Needs 15(3):281-301.


Bahadur RN, Thosar N, Vaghan J (2016). Knowledge and attitude of health profession students about interrelationship of communication gap with generation gap. International Journal of Educational Psychological Researches 1(3):175-179.


Baker WM, Lusk E J, Neuhauser KL (2012). On the Use of Cell Phones and Other electronic Devices in the Classroom: evidence from a Survey of Faculty and Students. Journal of Educational for Business 87(5):275-289.


Beinhoff L (2011). The millennials: A survey of the most cited literature. Choice; Middletown 48(12):2225-2231.


Bozavli E (2016). Understanding foreign language learning of generation Y. Journal of Education and Practice 7(26):69-76.


Christopher SA (2016). Generation Y: educational considerations. Austrian Journal of Advanced Nursing 33(2):35-44.


Choi Y, He M, Harachi TW (2008). Intergenerational cultural dissonance, parent-child conflict and bonding, and youth problem behaviors among Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrant families. Journal pf youth and adolescence 37(1):85-96.


D'Allegro ML, Kerns S (2010). Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to education? Re-examining first generation student success. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice 12(3):293-317.


Dias D, Sa MJ, de Lourdes MTM (2013). The Faculty Conjugated Feminine: A Portrait of Portuguese. Journal of Further and Higher Education 37(1):21-37.


Dockery DJ, McKelvey S (2013). Underrepresented College Students' experiences with school Counselors. Journal of School Counseling 11(3):30.


Ewert S (2012). Fewer diplomas for men: The influence of college experiences on the gender gap in college graduation. The Journal of Higher Education 83(6):824-850.


Grotophorst J (2011). Yours, Mine, Theirs: Multiple Generations in Today's Workplace. School Business Affairs 77(6):22-24.


Harper CE, Sax LJ, Wolf DS S (2012). The Role of Parents in College Students' Sociopolitical Awareness, Academic, and Social Development. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice 49(2):137-156.


Hirschman C (2016). From High School to College: Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicity, Russell sage Foundation, Eric No: ED585265. pp.360.


Hui MM (2017). Factors Contributing to the Success of First-Generation College students at a research University. ProQuest LLC. Ed. D. Dissertation, university of Arkansas.


Kwok-Wing L, Kian-Sam H (2015). Technology use and learning characteristics of students in higher education: Do generational differences exist? British Journal of Education Technology 46(4):725-738.


Ilomäki L (2011). Does Gender Have a Role in ICT among Finnish Teachers and Students? Scandinavian Journal of educational Research 55(3):325-340.


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Myers KK, Sadaghiani K (2010). Millennials in the workplace: A communication perspective on Millennials' Organizational relationships and performance. Journal of Business and Psychology 52(2):225-238.


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Pricer WF (2008). At Issue: Helicopter Parents and Millennial Students, an Annotated Bibliography. Community College Enterprise 14(2):93-108.


Roehling PV, Kooi TL V, Dykema S, Quisenberry B, Vandlen C (2010). Engaging the millennial generation in class discussions. College Teaching 59(1):1-6.


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Summerville BM (2009). The Relationship between First-Generation Students' Educational Background and Selected Academic and Non-Academic Variables. ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway. PO Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.


Swanson NM, Vaughan AL, Wilkinson BD (2017). First- Year Seminars: Supporting Male College Students' Long-Term academic Success. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice 18(4):386-400.


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Wang-Yeung, LW (2016). Examining Factors Influencing Asian American and Latino American Students' College Choice. ProQuest LLC, Unpublished Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo.


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