Question/Prompt: Identity formation is one of the most important tasks of adolescence. For your thread:
1. Choose one of the four arenas of identity formation (faith, vocation, politics or gender role).
Development of distinct personality is very important especially among adolescents who always wish to be identified by a certain gender yet they associate with the opposite one. One of the most critical arena of identity formation is gender role.
2. Within the arena you have chosen, describe some circumstances from your adolescence that impacted your journey to identity achievement.
In my adolescence, gender role had a great role to play in my xxx towards identity achievement. First and foremost, my mother always involved my xxx in activities that were quite different from what she xxx I do. In most of the time, she asked by father to xxx me in most of the activities as she took care of xxx being undertaken by my sister. I also found myself imitating my father more than I xxx my mother. At the end of the day, I only found how much I was like my dad and not my mother. While playing, the gender roles were clear cut as I always played the xxx of a father while my female cousins and my sister would play the role of a mother…
3. Consider James Marcia’s four specific coping strategies discussed in the text (role confusion, foreclosure, moratorium or achievement) and describe how they were or were not evident in your experience.
According to James Marcia’s coping strategies, it is role confusion that played a great role in my journey to identity achievement. From time to time, I thought of playing with my cousins all of who were girls (Virginia, 2016). Whenever they were given tasks to undertake, I accompanied them for all the activities. However, my mother denied me a chance to undertake some of the activities. The most…
4. Tell whether your faith hindered or helped your journey to identity achievement.
Lifespan 360: Christian Perspectives on Human Development
By Virginia Cashion ( Chapter 6)