This study seeks to understand how upper-secondary school students understand and comprehend the requirements that individualisation presents. This focus has been chosen due to its contemporary nature, and because this tendency often is considered problematic for youths and their possibilities to develop an identity. To conduct this study, we arranged two focus groups that constitute the empirical basis for further analysis and discussion. The theoretical foundation of the study is found in the positioning theory by Luk Van Langenhove & David Harré as well as Erik H. Erikson’s developmental psychology and Arne Poulsen's further development and critique of it. The conclusion has two major foci. The study shows that youths today are under a significant amount of pressure to archive a successful realisation of identity. It is further concluded that this pressure for realisation of the identity is problematic for the youths ability to develop a desirable identity. It is shown that the defining difference in the theories are their understanding of the nature of human existence and the development of identity.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 maj 2017|