Mother-Daughter Relationships in Young Adult Literature: A Content Analysis of Adolescent Individuation.
Based on the findings, novels in young adult literature do not present the process of individuation for adolescent daughters; rather, characters are either fully individuated at the start of the narrative or they struggle to begin their self-actualization throughout the novel. While daughters begin their individuation, their emotional evolutions are marked by strained relationships with their mothers.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:content analysis young adult literature identity psychology in adolescence literature—evaluation psychological aspects
Date of Publication:04/07/2008