Identity in Youth: Conceptual and Methodological Underpinnings



Youth is one of the most interesting and keenly observed phenomena the world over. Many sociologists (Keniston 1971; Doughlas 1970; Moller 1968) have noted that prolongation of education due to the requirements of economic life in modern age has opened up opportunities for an extension of psychological development, which in turn is creating a new stage of life called youth. This is not to suggest that youth is in an absolute sense a new developmental stage and unique to the modern era. But what is ‘new’ is that this extended stage of life is being entered not by tiny minorities of young men and women but by large number of people.


Young Person Identity Formation Life Story Identity Confusion Urban Middle Classis 
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  1. 1.PsychologyLady Shri Ram College for WomenNew DelhiIndia

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