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ERIC Number: ED439328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 10
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Separation-Individuation Process of Taiwan High School Students and Its Implications in Counseling.
Shiah, Yung-Jong; Tam, Wai-Cheong Carl; Chiang, Shih-Kuang
The separation-individuation process is an important developmental process of the individual self, and disturbances in this process may lead to the manifestation of borderline personality symptoms. Previous studies have shown that the psychological developmental stages of the Chinese children and adolescents in Taiwan occur at an older age compared to those in American society. This paper describes a study that investigated the separation-individuation process of 522 high school students in Taiwan using the Separation-Individuation Process Inventory (S-IPI). Results indicate that there is a significant correlation between the scores on the S-IPI and the borderline personality symptoms self report. There was no significant difference on the S-IPI score between the male and female students. The cultural differences in the separation-individuation process between the Chinese and American populations, as well as the validity of the S-IPI for the Chinese population, are discussed. The implications of the issue on separation-individuation in counseling are presented. (Contains four tables and 20 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan