ERIC Number: EJ423911
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Possible Selves in Balance: Implications for Delinquency.
Oyserman, Daphna; Markus, Hazel
Journal of Social Issues, v46 n2 p141-57 Sum 1990
Outlines an approach to the initiation, maintenance, and cessation of delinquency rooted in adolescents'"possible selves." Withdrawal from delinquent behavior depends upon balancing expected possible selves and feared possible selves. Describes the interaction between the social environment, personal expectations, and delinquency involvement. (DM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue with the title "Expectancies and Social Issues."