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Identity Formation in Adolescence

by Dena Phillips Swanson, Margaret Beale Spencer & Anne C. Petersen 1998

The purpose of this chapter is twofold: (1) to present an overview of the complex experiences of adolescents that impact the achievement of developmental tasks; (2) to examine their impact on the processes of identity formation in adolescence.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 97, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 99 Number 5, 1998, p. 18-41
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18715, Date Accessed: 7/23/2018 2:14:10 AM

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  • Dena Swanson
    University of Pennsylvania
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    DENA PHILLIPS SWANSON is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Margaret Spencer
    University of Pennsylvania
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    MARGARET BEALE SPENCER is the Board of Overseers Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also is Director of the Center for Health, Achievement, Neighborhood, Growth, and Ethnic Studies.
  • Anne Petersen
    W. K. Kellogg Foundation
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    ANNE C. PETERSEN is senior vice president for programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan.
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