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dc.contributor.advisorGlendon, Aleck
dc.contributor.advisorPoropat, Arthur
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Allan Jamesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:28:41Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:28:41Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366339
dc.description.abstractEmerging adulthood is defined largely by two factors: its changeability and the focus on identity construction. The current trend towards increasing frequency of post-secondary education means that a major event in which these factors manifest with regard to is attending university. University is a time of increasing personal independence and identity development. Despite its contribution to individuation, university has come to be seen by many as the default, with alternative choices often being viewed in contrast with this default option—“if not university, then what?” At the same time, the negotiation of university has implications for future earning potential. Stories provide a unique and useful perspective for understanding the role of university studies in adult development. Stories are inherently about transition, as well as simultaneously being a thing-in-themselves and a metaphor. As a result, the study of the fluid, contradictory, metaphorical yet real, transitional yet discrete, stage of life development associated with commencing university studies is particularly well-suited to being studied through the stories individuals and groups tell about themselves and their experiences.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsPyschology studentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUniversity studentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEmerging adulthooden_US
dc.titleAn Examination of the Narrative Development of First-Year Psychology Studentsen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
dc.contributor.otheradvisorWesterveld, Marleen
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1495766081831en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (Masters)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Applied Psychologyen_US


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