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Exploring adolescent identity formation in a school context

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dc.contributor.advisor Nieuwoudt, Johannes Marthinus en Stoop, Therese Jeanette en 2009-08-25T10:54:45Z 2009-08-25T10:54:45Z 2009-08-25T10:54:45Z 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Stoop, Therese Jeanette (2009) Exploring adolescent identity formation in a school context, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The comprehensive evidence presented by a number of researchers established that the nature of the classroom environment has a potent influence on students' academic, social and psychological development. This thesis set out to advance the idea that taxonomy of relevant optimum conditions for identity development can serve to illuminate thinking and research on the impact of the classroom environment on identity development in adolescence. A systems approach was used. The subjects were Grade 11 pupils of a high school in Gauteng. They completed questionnaires in paragraph format, and case studies were conducted with five students. Questions relating to their classroom environments were asked. The unit of study was primarily the classroom, but since the classroom is part of the larger school system, aspects of the school environment were explored as well. Positive and negative elements in the classroom environment, that enhance or hamper identity development, were identified. Recommendations were made to improve the classroom environment in order to create an environment that is conducive to identity development, and ultimately, academic achievement. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 204 leaves.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject School system en
dc.subject Classroom environment en
dc.subject School environment en
dc.subject School context en
dc.subject Identity development en
dc.subject School en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Adolescence en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Identity formation en
dc.subject.ddc 155.2
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) in adolescence
dc.subject.lcsh Developmental psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) in youth
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychology
dc.subject.lcsh High school environment
dc.subject.lcsh Classroom environment -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement
dc.subject.lcsh Social skills
dc.subject.lcsh Personality and social intelligence
dc.title Exploring adolescent identity formation in a school context en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Psychology en D.Litt et Phil (Psychology) en

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