The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Grover, V M en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Abramovitz, Arnold en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Short, Ann Margaret en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-25T13:38:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-25T13:38:13Z
dc.date.issued 1972 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Short, A. 1972. The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22306
dc.description.abstract This study was motivated by an interest in young people which stemmed from working with ordinary high school pupils and not from the academic study of adolescent psychology. In order to find a suitable subject for research I turned to those books which were likely to give a cross-section of the literature in the field, for example, the survey provided by Gottlieb & Reeves (1963) and various books of 'readings' (Seidman, 1953; Bier, 1963; Mussen,,Conger & Kagan, 1965; Grinder, 1969; Gold & Douvan, 1969). This created an impression of a large number of narrow, insulated empirical studies pragmatically ordered according to various dominant 'themes' (e.g., physical and cognitive development, family and peer relations, values, problems, interests) and relatively few isolated 'theoretical' articles. Few of the empirical studies were grounded in theory or attempted to relate their findings to any theoretical framework, while most of the theoretical articles seemed, to be speculative. The empirical research concerning the development of a self-concept during adolescence aroused my interest but much of it also lacked a theoretical framework. It was then suggested that Erik Erikson's theory of identity formation in adolescence might provide a more comprehensive and coherent framework for an empirical investigation. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Adolescence en_ZA
dc.title The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Short, A. M. (1972). <i>The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22306 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Short, Ann Margaret. <i>"The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1972. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22306 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Short AM. The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1972 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22306 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Short, Ann Margaret AB - This study was motivated by an interest in young people which stemmed from working with ordinary high school pupils and not from the academic study of adolescent psychology. In order to find a suitable subject for research I turned to those books which were likely to give a cross-section of the literature in the field, for example, the survey provided by Gottlieb & Reeves (1963) and various books of 'readings' (Seidman, 1953; Bier, 1963; Mussen,,Conger & Kagan, 1965; Grinder, 1969; Gold & Douvan, 1969). This created an impression of a large number of narrow, insulated empirical studies pragmatically ordered according to various dominant 'themes' (e.g., physical and cognitive development, family and peer relations, values, problems, interests) and relatively few isolated 'theoretical' articles. Few of the empirical studies were grounded in theory or attempted to relate their findings to any theoretical framework, while most of the theoretical articles seemed, to be speculative. The empirical research concerning the development of a self-concept during adolescence aroused my interest but much of it also lacked a theoretical framework. It was then suggested that Erik Erikson's theory of identity formation in adolescence might provide a more comprehensive and coherent framework for an empirical investigation. DA - 1972 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1972 T1 - The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period TI - The development of a sense of identity during the adolescent period UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22306 ER - en_ZA


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