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Between distress and agency: The difficult path of identity consolidation in narratives of young adults unemployed or precarious
Journal Title: PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE 
Author/s: Simona Luigia Sica, Sestito Laura Aleni 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 Pg. 111-131 FullText PDF:  131 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PDS2016-001010
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The European financial crisis and the changes in the work market have produced effects on the ability to plan for the future and the definition of a coherent and stable self, especially for young people. The study relates to the effects that these difficulties linked to entering the world of work could have on the process of consolidation of personal and professional Italian young adults identity. We used a narrative approach, through which we explored the experiences account of looking for a work of 80 emerging adults, precarious or unemployed. The lexical analysis of texts identified five classes of meaning regarding identity consolidation and personal strategies used to coping with labour market difficulties. Implications of moratorium / achievement of identity are also discussed in terms of agency and identity distress.
Keywords: Youth precariousness and unemployment, identity, agency, distress, lexical analysis

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Simona Luigia Sica, Sestito Laura Aleni, Between distress and agency: The difficult path of identity consolidation in narratives of young adults unemployed or precarious in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 1/2016, pp. 111-131, DOI:10.3280/PDS2016-001010

   

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