Puberty has subjected to many theories and approaches; the reasons of changes and developments in this period and how they have occured have also been tried to explain by many studies. ‘’The concerns occupying mind in puberty’’are defined as time-comsuming and impressive and important matters in youths’ life in the period that they have thoughts arousing anxiety (Şahin and Şahin, 1995). In this study ,which compare Şahin and Şahin’s study (1995) with Başbuş's research results (2013), it is investigated that what kinds of differences are seen after 18 years later when there are too much matters occupying mind in puberty. To investigate how often 40 items, which was determined the validity and reliability of it and was formed its scale by Şahin and Şahin in 1995, occupy adolescents’ minds in 2013, average values and standard deviation of items have been analyzed and put emphasized on emerging similarities and differences.
Keywords: Youth, puberty issues, concerns occupying mind.