Life Markers in Biographical Narratives of People from Three Cohorts: A Life Span Perspective in Its Historical Context

Title

Life Markers in Biographical Narratives of People from Three Cohorts: A Life Span Perspective in Its Historical Context

Creator

Grob A; Krings F; Bangerter A

Publisher

Human Development

Date

2001

Subject

Adolescent Transitions

Description

Human development is often understood as an interplay between biological, sociohistorical, and social factors, as well as individual developmental actions. However, historical influences on development have rarely been investigated. The present study discusses societal change in the course of this century and investigates its impact on the life course by analyzing biographical narratives. This impact is illustrated by results from a study where participants from three birth cohorts (1920–25; 1945–50; 1970–75) were interviewed about important markers in their experienced and expected biographies. Although distribution of life markers over the life span was analogous across cohorts, participants from the younger cohorts perceived themselves as having more control on setting important life markers across their biographies. Their narratives referred more often to personal and less often to contextual and sociohistorical themes.
2001

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

171-190

Issue

4

Volume

44

Citation

Grob A; Krings F; Bangerter A, “Life Markers in Biographical Narratives of People from Three Cohorts: A Life Span Perspective in Its Historical Context,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11679.

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