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Self-care and religiousness in the formation of identity and life satisfaction in adolescents and young people

Jadranka Garmaz orcid id ; Catholic faculty of Theology, University of Split, Split, Croatia
Mihael Prović ; Catholic faculty of Theology, University of Split, Split, Croatia

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The time of adolescence and youth is a special period of life in which each individual passes from the phase of childhood to a new period of self-care in which identity formation occurs. During this period, because of new experiences, each person re-forms the personal scale of values, which includes the area of religiosity with its own values and norms of behavior. In the first part of the paper, the authors describe several aspects of self-care and the religious life of adolescents and young people. The second part of the paper is dedicated to the formation of (religious) identity under genetic-biological and socio-cultural conditions. The third part of the paper talks about the life satisfaction of adolescents and young people according to the research of Heiner Keupp and Viera Pirker. It is concluded that adolescents and young people through different dimensions of religiosity achieve a sense of community and belonging, and that connecting their own life experience with the contents of faith brings them life satisfaction.


adolescents and young people, self-care, identity formation, religiosity, life satisfaction

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