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The Role of Social Support in Identity Formation: A Literature Review

  title={The Role of Social Support in Identity Formation: A Literature Review},
  author={Elizabeth A. Para},
Social support influences the major developmental task of adolescents, the formation of a personal identity. This literature review examines the role of familial and peer support on the process of identity development. Families often lay the groundwork for identity by helping children successfully negotiate earlier developmental stages and acting as models for the individual. Peers offer a variety of opportunities and may influence attitudes related to the identity process. Although the… Expand
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