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Adolescents develop their identities amidst adversities

Idrus, Faizah and Nik Abdul Rahman, Nik Suryani and Hussein, Suhailah and Rais, Haniza (2021) Adolescents develop their identities amidst adversities. Advances in Social Science Research Journal, 8 (1). pp. 504-519. ISSN 2055-0286

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Adolescence is a somewhat turbulent phase of life to many. This paper explores the challenges of 6 Malaysian adolescents aged between 13 and 17 from low socioeconomic background in developing their identities. In depth semi-structured interviews were carried out. Family problems, peer pressure, and learning difficulties were among the main issues encountered. This study revealed that although the respondents’ families’ socio-economic status had affected them, it is not the determinant to their success nor failure. This study also suggests that a sound identity development and academic outcome could be achieved with relatively good parental involvement, well perceived expectations, fitting in with group of friends as well as a healthy surrounding.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3048/88220
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescents; Youth; Self-Identity; Group-Identity; Home-identity; Vignettes; Socio-economic Status (SES)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Assoc. Pro Faizah Idrus
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 08:47
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 08:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/88220

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