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Rodzina jako element definiowania siebie
Family as a Component of Identity

Author(s): Maria Świątkiewicz-Mośny
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: family; identity; construction of self; social representation theory

Summary/Abstract: Family and identity are notions which often appear together. Talking about identity, we underline the role of previous socialisation in the family for the sake of constructing the picture of oneself. In turn, talking about family, we do not forget the roles which are bases to autodescriptions. The presented text relates to the understanding of identity by secondary school youth and is based on the results of TST and the association test (of the notion identity). Two models of defining oneself have been distinguished. The former is related to family bonds, whereas the latter – with personality traits. Women defined themselves in the context of family bonds and roles more often than men.

  • Issue Year: 41/2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 9-26
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish