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ERIC Number: EJ772578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Implications of Timing of Entering Adulthood for Identity Achievement
Fadjukoff, Paivi; Kokko, Katja; Pulkkinen, Lea
Journal of Adolescent Research, v22 n5 p504-530 2007
Five external markers of adulthood, self-perceived adulthood at age 27, and identity achievement at ages 27, 36, and 42 were explored for 95 women and 94 men in a cohort of Finns born in 1959. Earlier transition to adulthood in family life (moving from the parental home, entering marriage or cohabitation, having a child) anticipated higher identity achievement in adulthood. However, later transition to adulthood in working life, composed of the first certification conferral, and entering a full-time job were associated with higher identity achievement. Both components correlated with the higher level and thus the length of education. Self-perceived adulthood was unrelated to the age of achieving external markers of adulthood but was positively associated with identity achievement in women. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Finland