Ettore De Angeli, Annalisa Bossoni, Giancarlo Tamanza, Marialuisa Gennari

Identity development and evolutionary trajectories in deaf adolescents

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Keywords: Adolescence, deafness, identity, development, qualitative research.

The theme of adolescence deafness characterizes the development and needs to be integrated to the representation of oneself. The goal of the following research is to explore the evolutionary trajectories of deaf adolescents to understand how deafness affects adolescence evolutionary processes. 10 interviews have been made to explore the main nodes of their story lifes, focusing on some areas such as self-image, future projects, prejudice perception and the narration of their own stories. Results bring out different typological profiles which describe different ways to think themselves, to arrange themselves to the disability prejudice, to tell their own experiences and to build life projects.

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