What Stories Do Young People Tell About Their Past Experience of Social Withdrawal?
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Mccullagh, P. 2020. What Stories Do Young People Tell About Their Past Experience of Social Withdrawal? Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Psychology https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.887w4
|Type||Prof Doc Thesis|
This study took as its subject the stories that young people, aged 16 and over, tell about their experience of social withdrawal. It is argued that social withdrawal highlights some of the tensions between paternalistic and enabling modes of supporting young people, particularly in the ‘intermediate period’ of late adolescence and early adulthood. Social interaction is increasingly seen as a necessary element in the development of a full range of capacities in adulthood. At the same time, a critique of this tendency can be identified which appeals to diversity and autonomy, including in relation to social motivation. A review of the literature revealed a sophisticated model of the development of social withdrawal and its associated difficulties, as well as subtypes with distinctive pathways. However, there was a dearth of qualitative analysis of young people’s subjective experience of social withdrawal.
|Keywords||Social Withdrawal; Narrative|
|Publisher||University of East London|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.887w4|
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|Deposited||25 Sep 2020|
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