Psichologiniai tapsmo suaugusiuoju aspektai skirtinga socialinės brandos eiga pasižyminčių jaunuolių grupėse
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This study addresses several complementary problematic questions, related to the process of becoming an adult among Lithuanian youth : a) contemporary transitions to adulthood (pathways to adult social roles) and diversity of these transitions in Lithuanian context; b) psychological aspects of becoming an adult outlined in the theory of emerging adulthood, and groups of young people that differ in terms of these aspects; c) links between social pathways to adulthood and psychological aspects of becoming an adult. The results of the study contribute to the field of research of the process of becoming an adult in several ways. First, results indicate that transitions to adult roles among Lithuanian youth are diversified, t.y. characterized by a great variety to transitional social pathways. Second, results indicate that transitions to adult roles in residential, partner-family and education-work domains are interrelated. Therefore transitions to adult roles happen by moving from one role configuration to another. Third, the process of becoming an adult, in terms tasks and features of emerging adulthood is also varying. Finally, a clear parallels exist between changes of and transitions adult social status and tasks and features of emerging adulthood. This indicates that delay in transitions to adult roles is related to delay of overcoming with other tasks, such as identity formation, separation-individuation or learning to act responsibly.