2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

"Qualitative Studies of Adolescent Development: Perspectives from Local Elders"

Danielle M. Levy♦*, Stephanie Hulett♦, Abigail Oster♦, Blaine Ellis, Alex L. Frogge, Elizabeth King♦, and Caitlin Selles
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

In this series of studies, our class engaged in qualitative research designed to study the adolescent experiences and influences of older individuals (age 50 or higher). Each student in the class interviewed a participant from a list generated by an outside party. Participants were chosen based on age, location, and relationship to the party who chose the subjects. Specifically, participants were a) 50 years old or older, b) from Kirksville or the surrounding area, and c) knew the person who asked the participant to participate in the study (e.g. a friend of said person). Participants were interviewed in their homes or in a public place, after which member checks of the interview transcripts were completed to ensure accurate data was gathered. Our three studies focused on an emphasis in development of traits (e.g., self-efficacy) during adolescence and the reflection of the participants upon these traits in their older years.

Keywords: adolescence, retrospection, elderly, traits, development


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 402-4
Location: MG 1090
Time: 3:15

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