An exploration into identity formation in young people living with a chronic illness
Wicks, S. 2011. An exploration into identity formation in young people living with a chronic illness. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A critically reviews relevant theoretical literature and empirical studies exploring the particular impact of chronic illness on identity formation in adolescents. Theoretical conceptualisations of the adolescent period and of the process of identity formation are explored. Following this, empirical literature regarding the impact of chronic illness on the developmental tasks of adolescence and in particular identify formation will be critically examined. A number of clinical implications are discussed to enable clinicians to effectively support young people and future research directions are outlined.
|Keywords||Chronic illness; Identity formation; Adolescence; Narrative analysis|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||01 Dec 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|