Adolescents Develop Their Identities Amidst Adversities

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Faizah Idrus
Nik Suryani
Suhailah
Haniza

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Adolescence is a somewhat turbulent phase of life to many. This paper explores the challenges of 6 Malaysian adolescents aged between 13 and 17 from low socioeconomic background in developing their identities. In depth semi-structured interviews were carried out. Family problems, peer pressure, and learning difficulties were among the main issues encountered. This study revealed that although the respondents’ families’ socio-economic status had affected them, it is not the determinant to their success nor failure. This study also suggests that a sound identity development and academic outcome could be achieved with relatively good parental involvement, well perceived expectations, fitting in with group of friends as well as a healthy surrounding

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Idrus, F., Nik Abdul Rahman, N. S., Hussein, S., & Rais, H. (2021). Adolescents Develop Their Identities Amidst Adversities . Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(1), 504-519. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.81.9653
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