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Reply: Reply to 2 other classmates by offering 1 new piece of information to add to their discussion of the different theories. Each reply must be minimum 250-word APA format cited referenced biblical worldview

Reference:”Liberty University Custom: Wong, D., Hall, K. R., Justice, C. A., and Hernandez, L. W. (2015). Human growth and development (Custom Package). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication. ISBN: 9781506355153. *Custom bundle contains Wong et al. (2015), Counseling individuals through the lifespan, ISBN: 9781452217949 and supplemental journal articles.

Anna Post-Although delaying leaving home may be considered a failure, it does not necessarily mean that one is not an adult. A study done by Evie Kins and colleagues at Ghent College found that the motivation behind the living situations is s better indicator of having made the transition into adulthood or not (Kin’s et. Al, 2009). If the parent and the child have reached an arrangement about the living situation, the child could still exhibit complete freedom while still residing in their house and receiving the parents emotional support (Holdsworth, 2006). It is also important to note that living at home does not necessarily result in negative consequences or delayed maturity. In some cases, the young adult is more emotionally stable. The main marker for adulthood and living on one’s own is financial stability.
Being financially stable as a young adult can be challenging. As Clark-Cobb and Gorges note, living at home after college can provide financial stability as well as the opportunity for one to find a good on and save up (Clark-Cobb & Gorgens, 2012). This is a clear benefit of staying at home and not branching out on one’s own. In fact there is s high correlation between parental support seeking employment and education (Clark-Cobb & Gorgens, 2012). In this way, living at home a few years while establishing one’s autonomy may be beneficial.
During this stage of life, the person is in the stage battling isolation versus intimacy. Emotional stability during this stage depends on various things such as living situation, friend group, and financial situation. If one does not have a strong support group, living at home with one’s parents could present a stable environment for the individual to grow into s fully fledged adult role. This is also the stage where one truly defines their personal identity (Wong et. Al., 2015). In a study done by Neyer and Asendorpf, it was found that young adults who live within a partnership tend to emotionally mature faster than those who are single (2001). Being within a partnership provides emotional support and in some cases financial stability. Because establishing a parent-child relationship that is more of a peer relationship is a mark of emotional maturity as well as a transition into adulthood, living with one’s parents can provide a healthy transition for that role. In a study done by Kira Birditt and her colleagues about family maturity and adulthood, it was determined that final family maturity involves a strong personal identity as well as distancing one’s self from the family unit (2008).
In my research I found very little reporting delayed adult maturity based on the living situation. I found many studies that showed positive outcomes of one living at home longer. However, none of these studies involved focuses on possibly abusive parents or living situations. In all these studies, both the parent and the child had the goal of living independently. Financial stability and emotional support are two reasons a young adult would stay with their parents rather than independent living.

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