Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia
versão ISSN 1808-4281
CARLUCCI, Ana Paula; BARBATO, Silviane Bonaccorsi e CARVALHO, Olgamir Francisco de. Professional identity construction in emerging adulthood: an young woman 's narratives about being a student and worker. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.2, pp. 566-589. ISSN 1808-4281.
Young people in industrialized countries take part in sociocultural contexts facing constant transformation and uncertainty that require the construction of new actions and meanings composing I-positions. In order to understand transformation in emerging adulthood, we analyzed a case study which is part of a main research aimed at studying the construction of positions about being a young student and worker in the Brazilian capital geopolitical area. A young woman took part in five interview sessions - a) a semi-structured interview; b) an episodic interview followed by another mediated by objects; c) an interview mediated by a writing activity of completing phrases; d) a fourth session mediated by the construction of lines of time; and e) a last session mediated by images. A thematic dialogical analyzes was applied. Results indicated that her professional identity was built in the tension between different positions and meanings in the relation between school and work in which time markers related to an event of impact present in the narratives directed her development vector towards new ways of thinking, feeling and acting characteristic of adulthood.
Palavras-chave : Emerging adulthood; Professional identity; Meanings; I-positions.