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ERIC Number: EJ873571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
Constructing the Self in Early, Middle, and Late Adolescent Boys: Narrative Identity, Individuation, and Well-Being
McLean, Kate C.; Breen, Andrea V.; Fournier, Marc A.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v20 n1 p166-187 Mar 2010
The present study examined aspects of identity development in a sample of adolescent boys from two approaches: individuation and narrative. To extend the more recent research on narrative identity development, we also examined relations between narrative identity, well-being, and age. Narrative meaning making was predicted by themes of individuation in the narratives, specifically the interaction of autonomy and connectedness. Well-being was predicted by different aspects of meaning depending on the kind of meaning and the stage of adolescence. Finally, results showed an age-related increase in meaning-making processes, particularly meaning related to perceiving the self as changing. Results are discussed in terms of the processes of narrative identity development for adolescent boys. (Contains 3 footnotes, 2 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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