Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Journal of Research for Consumers

Volume

19

Pages

1-8

Abstract

Recent statistics indicate that youth continue to engage in a wide variety of risky behaviours in spite of significant investment devoted to improving their well-being. One possible factor is a paternalistic view in understanding risk and promoting well-being. Participants in the Youth and Risk track of the Transformative Consumer Research conference challenge the paternalistic view, arguing in this paper for a more inclusive perspective that requires a reexamination of the nature of risk. The paternalistic view is discussed, and then countered with a more participatory approach that develops a role for youth in research in order to achieve socially desirable outcomes.

Identifier

1444-6359

Comments

Author Posting © Journal of Research for Consumers, 2011. This article is posted here by permission of the American Anthropological Association for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Journal of Research for Consumers, Volume 19, 2011.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Included in

Business Commons

Share

COinS