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Shahram Mansoory


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Works at Department of Child and Youth Studies
Telephone 08-120 762 13
Visiting address Frescati Hagväg 24
Room 403
Postal address Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Doctoral student

Section for Child and Youth Studies



Positive youth development, youth well-being, parenting, fatherhood.

I currently hold a master's degree in psychology. In my master's thesis Exploring global identity in emerging adults I investigated the meaning of global identity from the perspective of young adults. I am also the co-author of the following two journal publications:

  1. Ferrer-Wreder, L., Sundell, K., & Mansoory, S. (2012). Tinkering with perfection: Theory development in the intervention cultural adaptation field. Child and Youth Care Forum, 41(2), 149–171.

  2. Ferrer-Wreder, L., Trost, K., Lorente, C. C., & Mansoory, S. (2012). Personal and ethnic identity in Swedish adolescents and emerging adults. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2012(138), 61–86.

Research and research interests

Positive youth development is a research field that seeks to understand factors that promotes the advancement and well-being of youth. Research indicate amongst other things that the relationship to parents are important for youth. Some studies illustrate for instance that the degree warmth from parents as perceived by youth are important for their wellbeing.

However, positive youth development is predominately theorized by scholars. Few studies have nevertheless explored the perspectives of North American youth and parents, mostly mothers, on the subject. Therefore we know even less about fathers’ perceptions on positive youth development. We also lack knowledge about the relationships between parents perceptions about youth development and how youth perceive parenting characteristics (e.g. in the form of warmth and support) and their own well-being.

My research interest for my dissertation is therefore to study these relationships among youth and parents in Sweden, by combining qualitative and quantitative research methods. My dissertation will be a compilation of at least three studies. The first study will be a thematic analysis of Swedish fathers’ descriptions of positive youth development. My research project Positive youth development is part of the national research project KUPOL.

Doctoral project

Research project: Positive youth development

Research area: Child and Youth Studies

Supervisor: Kari Trost

Co-Supervisor: Ann-Christin Cederborg

Last updated: February 22, 2018

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