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The self and the other: attributed meanings to individualization by university students who live alone

Grant number: 14/10669-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Principal researcher:José Sterza Justo
Grantee:Laura Meira Bonfim Mantellatto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


This study aims to delineate the attributed meanings to the contemporary phenomenon of individualization based on the experience of university students who choose to live alone. These experiences are going to be confronted with the scientific output that signals as characteristic of the contemporary period the distancing of the Other. Interviews semidirecteds with students who live alone for at least 01(one) year will conduct this research. With the collected data, an interpretative and content analysis will be made in order to compare the data with the indicated academic outputs, inducing a discussion of proximity or distance between these discourses.