1st Edition

Identity and Poverty Defining a Sense of Self among Urban Adolescents

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book, first published in 1996, examines an important developmental transition: the formation of identity, as well as the influence that having a well-developed identity may have, on a sample of adolescents living in urban Chicago. This study proposes that identity commitment, exploration, and continuity will be associated with positive psychological and behavioural outcomes for adolescents. This title will be of interest to students of sociology, psychology and urban studies.

    Preface;  1. Identity and Poverty  2. Context of Urban Poverty  3. Identity Development  4. Outcomes for Adolescents in Urban Poverty  5. Method of Study  6. Results of Study  7. Discussion;  Appendices;  References;  Index

    Biography

    Laura DeHaan, Shelley MacDermid