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That's how people grow up: Identity formation in emerging adulthood

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Title: That's how people grow up: Identity formation in emerging adulthood
Authors: Wängqvist, Maria
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: Frisén, A., & Wängqvist, M. (2011). Emerging adults in Sweden: Identity formation in the light of love, work and family. Journal of Adolescent Research, 26, 200–221.

Wängqvist, M., & Frisén, A. (2011). Identity and psychological distress in emerging adulthood in Sweden: Is it always distressing not to know who to be and what to do? Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 11, 93–113.

Wängqvist, M., & Frisén, A. (in press). Swedish 18-year-olds’ identity formation: Associations with feelings about appearance and internalization of body ideals.

Date of Defence: 2013-04-26
Disputation: Fredagen den 26 april, 2013, kl 10.00, sal F1, Psykologiska Institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Identity formation
Romantic relationships
Psychological distress
Body image
Gender issues
Emerging adulthood
Abstract: The overall aim of this thesis was to study emerging adults’ identity formation and its relationship to other aspects of their psychosocial development and living situations. The three studies of this thesis examined how young people dealt with identity issues and how this was related to other aspects of their development, living situation, and larger socio-cultural context. The focus of study I was on how identity issues concerning love, work, and family were handled, and how identity formation... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8666-0
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Psykologiska institutionen



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