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Exploring global identity in emerging adults
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Recent literature has suggested that global identity and world citizenship are relevant capacities in an increasingly globalizing world. However, these concepts remain understudied. The current study aimed to explore qualities of these concepts with emerging adults and to examine their views of humanity and how these influence their decision-making. Interviews with 20 participants between the ages of 19-25 and a thematic analysis resulted in the identification of a number of themes. Global identity and citizenship, universally intrinsic, implicate global belongingness and stand as opposites to adversarial constructs. Humans, linked as one species sharing common skills, were recognized as essentially interdependent. Participants also depicted a sense of global responsibility and role unawareness in relation to humanity. The findings may serve as a springboard for a future scale development to measure these concepts.

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2012. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
global identity, world citizenship, emerging adulthood
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79551OAI: diva2:549930
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-11 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2012-09-11Bibliographically approved

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