|Budget Amount *help
¥2,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
This project aims mainly to investigate how female adults explore and establish their own desired ways of being through multiple phases of their life. In particular, following investigations were done.
1.In order to comprehend the ways of re-establishment of the identity in mid life of life-span development, especially how to be as a "self-in-relation", we examined thethemes of 'care', which E.H.Erikson described as the virtue of adulthood. We conducted the semi-structured interview with career women who have children in their early or middle childhood. Then, we made the trancripts of the interviews, which protocols were divide into main themes of care by picking up relevant parts. Functions of care, and the care as the expression of views about human relationships and the world, were suggested. The care is not only the act to care for others, but also a concept of various possibilites reflecting multiplicity of relationships among persons. We proposed the trial interview guide by revising those semi-structured interview to extract the 'care'.
2.From the point view of life-span development, the search process of meanings of child-rearing and the placement of child-rearing period was examined in the interview and questomaire study on female adults with no full-time josbs woh had young children as first-borns. Here, we analyzed how those were related with a life satge they assume to be, evaluations about child-rearing, and the placement of present-time of chlid-rearing and attitdes on time-scale of life.
From now on, we further investigate female adult development with exploring and sophisticating methodologies and paradigme of the analyzes in narratives.