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Generation Z
A Century in the Making

ISBN 9781138337312
Published November 5, 2018 by Routledge
322 Pages

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Book Description

No other generation in history has received as much coverage as the Millennial generation. Books, Google searches, blogs, and news articles are everywhere about them. Yet, Generation Z is comprised of our youth and young adults today and has received very little attention comparatively. Those in Generation Z are among our youngest consumers, students, colleagues, constituents, voters, and neighbors. Being able to better understand who they are and how they see the world can be helpful in effectively working with, teaching, supervising, and leading them.

Generation Z: A Century in the Making offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z, including a focus on their career aspirations, religious beliefs and practices, entertainment and hobbies, social concerns, relationships with friends and family, health and wellness, money management, civic engagement, communication styles, political ideologies, technology use, and educational preferences.

Drawing from an unprecedented number of studies with higher education research institutions, market research firms such as Pew and Census, other generational researchers and industry leaders, this is the authoritative defining work on Generation Z that market researchers, consumer behaviour specialists, and employers sorely need – and it is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the sociology of generations.

Table of Contents


Understanding generations

1. Who Came Before Z

2. Reflection on a Century

3. Who is Generation Z?

Navigating the Digital and Physical World

4. Technology

5. Communication

6. Entertainment

7. Money


8. Family

9. Friends and Peers

10. Romance

Mind, Body, and Spirit

11. Physical Well-being

12. Mental Health

13. Risky Behaviors

14. Religion and Spirituality

Life and Career Preparation

15. Education

16. Learning

17. Career Aspirations

18. In the Workplace

Making a Difference

Societal Concerns

20. Politics

21. Civic Engagement and Social Change

22. The Future and Legacy of Generation Z

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Corey Seemiller is a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook in 2013, Generation Z Goes to College in 2016, and Generation Z Leads in 2017.

Meghan Grace is a researcher, consultant, and speaker. She is the co-author of Generation Z Goes to College and Generation Z Leads.

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