The current study aims to observe and analyze youth transition processes,
youth identity, and youth behavior patterns in 2013; determining the changes of transition,
identity, and behavioral patterns over time; contextualizing Slovenian youth among national
youth groups in other European countries, when preexisting data allow for such analyses. This
study is the result of a survey investigation which data was collected in June and July of 2013, a
period associated with tremendous economic crisis in Slovenia. Since the beginning of 2008,
Slovenia's gross domestic product has fallen by approximately 8.5 percent. It is generally
understood that this is the most important basic social fact currently impacting youth in Slovenia.