“I can’t Take Hold of Some Kind of a Life”: The Role of Social Connectedness and Confidence in Engaging “Lost” Adolescents with Their Lives

@article{Ja2017ICT,
  title={“I can’t Take Hold of Some Kind of a Life”: The Role of Social Connectedness and Confidence in Engaging “Lost” Adolescents with Their Lives},
  author={Nicole M Ja and Paul E. Jose},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2017},
  volume={46},
  pages={2028-2046}
}
Erik Erikson’s theoretical writings on identity have provided a rich foundation upon which decades of research on identity development have been built. However, literature is lacking regarding adolescents who are aware that they lack knowledge about the self (i.e., values, likes, and dislikes) to the extent that they are stuck and directionless, and therefore unable to engage in the process of identity formation, what we refer to as a state of “lostness.” Furthermore, while it has been… CONTINUE READING

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