Giovani-adulti, famiglia e volontariato. Itinerari di costruzione dell'identità personale e sociale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Young adults, family and volunteering. Itineraries for the construction of personal and social identity

Lucia Boccacin (Editor), Elena Marta (Editor)

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The volume focuses on personal and social transitions to adulthood acted by young adult volunteers and, within them, identifies the dimensions that support the solidarity choice over time through motivation and identity / self constructs . This is a decidedly stimulating theme for reflection, given that the growth of new generations and their existential, value, and behavioral choices profoundly question society as a whole. Young people, sometimes completing that difficult passage that leads them to become adults, pose crucial questions about the meaning of personal life and the organization of society, of the values that underlie them, of time individual and social, of friendship and social relations, of the perspectives that what characterizes the present will have in the future in terms of realization. From a methodological point of view, the quantitative survey involved a sample made up of 461 young adults, aged between 24 and 31, living in Lombardy and in Emilia Romagna and engaged in voluntary organizations working with children, adolescents and young people up to the age of 18 for a minimum of three hours a week or twenty days a year. These are, therefore, subjects who experience the transition to adulthood, accompanying it with a solidarity choice, carried out within voluntary organizations that operate in favor of minors. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary method adopted, which allows the combination of the sociological analysis perspective and the psycho-social one, obtains an articulated and in-depth cognitive and interpretative level. focus of attention, young volunteer-adults are placed at the same time as their primary, informal and associative networks: the latter are not an optional corollary but, on the contrary, are considered strategic factors of understanding personal biographies and completed actions, as they allow us to "see" both the web of relationships experienced by the subjects observed and the exchanges that take place between generations.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Young adults, family and volunteering. Itineraries for the construction of personal and social identity
Original languageItalian
PublisherUNICOPLI
Number of pages297
ISBN (Print)88-400-0888-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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NameSocialMente

Keywords

  • giovani
  • identità adultà
  • reciprocità
  • solidarietà
  • volontariato

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