London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Forming a teenager's personal identity: a necessary condition for further developing a tolerant civil society in Latvia

Author(s) Masrchenoka, M. & Tatarinceva, A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This research examines discrepant tendencies in the development of modern society in the complicated social situation in Latvia. The crisis of personality is against a background of social and economical crisis. Teenagers are being forced to reappraise their values and beliefs, which are in collision with the crisis of identity. The aim of the research is to analyse teenager’s personal identity in Latvia. Data obtained, and the theoretical analysis of the scientific psychological and sociological literature on the problem, with the principles of development, allow us to determine major ways of optimising the process of teenage adaptation to the community.

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