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ERIC Number: ED510222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 153
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-3-6315-8330-2
Imaginary Audience and Voice in Emerging Adulthood: The Undergraduate Student Experience. Volume 756
Kreyszig, Sheila
Peter Lang Frankfurt
The author explores the experiences and beliefs of emerging adult students, concerning their sense of voice and use of imaginary audience. Quantitative analyses revealed differences in voice and academic standing, and women reported higher feminine gender orientation than did men. Through qualitative analyses, participants stressed a need for connection and familiarity, comfort, and sense of ease which were associated with higher levels of voice. Participants using imaginary audience described engaging in it as a method of preparation, a coping mechanism to deal with discomfort, or, for some, as a form of fantasy. Some of the participants made connections between imaginary audience and level of voice, suggesting that lower levels of voice may be associated with greater use of imaginary audience. These findings provide valuable information for those who serve emerging adults in academic environments. Contents include: (1) Emerging adulthood; (2) Voice; (3) Imaginary audience; (4) Undergraduate Students; and (5) Qualitative and quantitative methods.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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