Negotiating one’s 20s has been described as one of the most complex and challenging developmental life stages (Tanner and Yabiku, 1999). Familiar structures such as school and home are removed, replaced by the unknown and unfamiliar, resulting in what frequently feels like an overwhelming present and uncertain future. Depending on the culture, the developmental period of emerging adulthood may vary in length, and it is no longer clear that “the transition to adulthood ... become[s] consolidated” by the late 20s (Arnett, 1998, p. 313).


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