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ERIC Number: ED015489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 8
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THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE STUDENT--A STUDY IN IDENTITY CRISIS.
ANDREWS, ERNEST E.
THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE STUDENT RE-EXPERIENCES THE TYPICAL ADOLESCENCE IDENTITY CRISIS RELATED TO AND REINFORCED BY AMBIVALENCE, DISTORTED EXPECTATIONS, AND THE LACK OF EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. THE CAUSAL FACTORS, INHERENT IN THE NATURE OF THE RESIDENTIAL UNIVERSITY, ARE--(1) DETACHMENT FROM DIRECT PARENTAL SUPPORT, (2) THE STRUGGLE TO BREAK FROM PARENTAL CONTROL AND CHOICE, AND (3) THE NEED FOR NEW ADJUSTMENTS CAUSED BY UNRESOLVED CONFLICTS IN THE FAMILY LIVING SITUATION. IF THESE PROBLEMS ARE UNRESOLVED, DIFFICULTIES CAN ARISE IN ACADEMIC FUNCTIONING AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT. THE STUDENT PROJECTS HIS IDENTITY STRUGGLE ONTO THE UNIVERSITY SETTING. THOSE WHO SEEK HELP USUALLY RECEIVE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING OR THERAPY. IT IS FELT, HOWEVER, THAT IN VIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL AND PATHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE PROBLEM, GROUP OR FAMILY APPROACHES IN TREATMENT MAY BE MORE BENEFICIAL. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN ORTHOPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (44TH), WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 1967. (SK)
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