Type of Thesis
Cindy H. White
Karen L. Ashcraft
This paper examines the perspectives of thirteen self-identified “intercultural” young adults’ (ages 19-40) and their views of culture related to their lived experiences. I expand research about intercultural individuals by focusing on intercultural individuals rather than their parents. My study is a qualitative one involving thirteen personally conducted interviews, eleven research articles, and a blog and book by intercultural author(s). I have found that intercultural individuals’ views of culture are influenced by personal Turning Points, out of which identity construction can begin. I came to recognize that identity formation is partly a culmination of both parental influence and outsider interaction(s). Outsider interaction(s) become more important with regard to identity formation after an individual’s formative years.
Chen, Joshua, "Invoking Culture: Intercultural Young Adults’ Views of Culture and Their Resulting Personal Identities" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 725.