Abstract

This scoping review examined research on transitions among emerging adults, 18- to 30-year-olds, to identify designs, populations, frameworks, transition types, and transition outcomes. A librarian conducted the search, yielding 2067 articles. Using predefined criteria, teams screened abstracts and reviewed articles, with 82% to 100% interrater agreement. Data from the final 160 articles were placed in evidence tables and summarized. Most frequently, the studies had exploratory-descriptive designs (69%), nondiagnosed samples (58%), no theoretical frameworks (58%), developmental transitions (34%), and health-related behavior outcomes (34%). This transition research is in an early stage of knowledge development and would benefit from further theory development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-215
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018

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Keywords

  • adaptation
  • emerging adults
  • scoping review
  • stress
  • transitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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