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Relationships in emerging adulthood

Neža Dolžan (2013) Relationships in emerging adulthood. Diploma thesis.

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    The life paths of young people from late teenage years to the late twenties have been subject to great changes in the last decades. These changes are most evident when it comes to events that used to stand for becoming an adult: finishing education, finding work, getting married or starting a serious relationship and becoming a parent. This paper focuses mainly on relationships of young people in emerging adulthood. It stands as a fact that people start perceiving relationships in a different way at this point in their lives. They no longer seek only fun, but rather wish to find a spouse, start a serious relationship and create their own family at about 30 years of age. However the trend shows that before they settle, they will experiment with different love partners in order to find what suits them best, what kind of a partner they want and also to learn about themselves. The empirical part is focused on people in emerging adulthood that have been in a serious relationship for a relatively long period of time. I concluded it is a common opinion that the immediate family of an individual affects the way they form their own relationship. I found contact points between young people and the ways they perceive serious relationships and then presented their plans for the future in terms of marriage and forming a family. I concluded that their plans are not much different to those of other individuals in emerging adulthood as presented by several other researchers.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: emerging adulthood, relationship, nuclear family, experimenting, cohabitation, marriage, implicit theories, successful relationship
    Number of Pages: 97
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Olga Poljšak ŠkrabanMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9804361)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1842
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 12:18
    Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 12:18
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1842

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