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Project Emerging Adulthood

The aim of this project is to examine the social, emotional, physical and behavioral development of emerging adults emerging adults (ages 18 to 25) in different sociocultural contexts. The role of individual characteristics (e.g., identity development, autonomy and relatedness, self-regulation, gender), relationship quality with parents and others, parenting practices (e.g., psychologically controlling practices, promotion of independence and volitional functioning), and cultural factors (e.g., filial piety values, cultural competence, ethnic identity, ethnic group membership) are examined.

Cultural similarities and differences in these processes are examined among emerging adults across different ethnic groups in the U.S., as well as among emerging adults from Malaysia and Italy.

 


Collaborators

Alida Lo Coco, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Sonia Ingoglia, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Cristiano Inguglia, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Maria Grazia Lo Cricchio, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Francesca Liga, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Tan Jo Pei, D.Phil
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK