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ERIC Number: EJ912844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Finding the Authentic Self in a Communal Culture: Developmental Goals in Emerging Adulthood
Scharf, Miri; Mayseless, Ofra
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n130 p83-95 Win 2010
Finding and cultivating a sense of authentic self is an important life goal for emerging adults. In collectivist cultures, youngsters might need to distance themselves to find and discover their authentic selves separate of the expectations of society and significant others. Creating an autonomous time bubble that focuses on the present allows youngsters to forge a sense of personal meaning and authenticity that subsequently paves the way to reintegration into long-term life goals. The results focusing on Israeli emerging adults demonstrate that a sense of authentic self plays a central role in their well-being and socioemotional functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel