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ERIC Number: EJ912403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Emerging Adults in Sweden: Identity Formation in the Light of Love, Work, and Family
Frisen, Ann; Wangqvist, Maria
Journal of Adolescent Research, v26 n2 p200-221 Mar 2011
In this study, the identity formation of emerging adults in Sweden was investigated in order to discover how identity issues concerning love, work and family are handled. The study group comprised 136 24- to 26-year-olds. The results revealed differences between men and women with regard to their position in the identity formation process. While women were more likely to have made identity-defining decisions after a process of active exploration (identity achievement), men were less likely to explore identity issues and lacked identity-defining commitments (identity diffusion). The position in the identity formation process was related to romantic relationships and occupational contexts. The results are discussed in relation to the sociocultural context of emerging adults in Sweden. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden