Advisor

Hess, Robyn S.

Committee Member

Athanasiou, Michelle C.

Committee Member

Clemens, Elysia V.

Department

School Psychology

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-1-2015

Genre

Thesis

Extent

221 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the perspectives of formerly incarcerated emerging adults in an effort to learn more about their socio-ecological resilience, negotiating identity in emerging adulthood, and aspects of coping. In this study, six emerging adults who had been incarcerated for at least 6 months during adolescence, living in the community for at least 6 months since being released, and not on probation or parole were interviewed using a narrative inquiry approach. Their stories were analyzed using a staged-process, and themes emerged across the domains of recapturing identity, outlining character, and internalized coping. These findings clarify some of the hidden resilience processes that exist for incarcerated youth and formerly incarcerated emerging adults in an effort to inform prevention, intervention, and transition practices.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Buser_unco_0161D_10418

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by author.

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