Journal title RIVISTA DI STUDI FAMILIARI
Author/s Angela Maria Di Vita, Alessandra Salerno, Federica Zanca
Publishing Year 2008 Issue 2008/2 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 32-56 File size 297 KB
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here
Below, you can see the article first page
If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits
FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.
Adolescence, pregnancy and intergenerational dynamics. A pilot re-search on mental representations - The present study focuses on adolescent pregnancy from two different points of view: on the one hand, the phenomenon is analyzed from a psy-chological and psychodynamic perspective; on the other, its social dimen-sion is also focused on. Pregnant adolescents’ mental representations are examined: our subjects are between their sixth and mid-seventh month of pregnancy. Data show that while the adolescent is going through a crisis to achieve her female identity, she also has to undertake new roles and tasks because of the pregnancy, and thus faces losing of control of her life. Our participants have not yet completed the individuation-separation process, neither have they structured their definite identity and consequently they experience the idea of maternity with ambivalence and confusion. Key words: adolescence, pregnancy, mental representations, risk, maternity.
Angela Maria Di Vita, Alessandra Salerno, Federica Zanca, Adolescenza, gravidanza e dinamiche intergenerazionali. Una ricerca pilota sulle rappresentazioni mentali in "RIVISTA DI STUDI FAMILIARI" 2/2008, pp 32-56, DOI: