Processes Of Self-Concept Development Among Children and Adolescents

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Interviews and observations from a longitudinal study (from 1998 - 2009) has been analyzed to approach a contextual understanding of children's identity and self-concept development (Spaten 2007). Bronfenbrenner assumed (2005) that scientific limitations in widespread approaches to research on childrens's development may be conquered by broader perspectives in theory and, methodology. He proposed a scientific perspective as the ecology of human development and, the Person-Process-Context-Time model (ibid). Our results includes that childrens's and adolescent's active internalization (Valsiner & Van der Veer, 1988). amd dialogical, cultural self-autorship are important themes for an understanding of processes of self-concept development among Danish children and adolescents from diverse cultual backgrounds. Limitations for this research as well as further directions for new studies will be pinpointed in the end.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventEuropean Congress of Psychology - Istanbul
Duration: 4 Jul 20118 Jul 2011
Conference number: 12


ConferenceEuropean Congress of Psychology

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