Emerging adulthood’s characteristics in Greece in the face of economic adversity



Emerging adulthood is a phenomenon of the economic development of our times. Several studies have tried to explore this aspect-situation, as first captured by scholar J. Arnett. In this study, which is referred to Greece, important aspects of emerging adulthood (as distinctive characteristics-IDEA scale) are examined. To achieve this, a questionnaire was created and addressed to a random sample of people aged 18-29. The main scope of this research is the presentation of the views of emerging adults in Greece, during an economic crisis period, concerning the emerging adulthood characteristics. The sample included 315 individuals, employed and unemployed individuals. The results revealed that the EA is an existing phenomenon in Greece and the most important characteristics of EA are related with gaining independence.


Emerging adulthood, Greece, distinctive characteristics, economic crisis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/une.3113

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