Setting out for Ithaca: Young women's journeys into self and identity through personal journal writing

Nectaria Karagiozis
This research investigates the role personal expressive writing plays in aiding young women with their identity search. The focus is on the expressive and interpretive processes of refiguring identity as it occurs in the perceptions of self, mediated by the cultural milieu and shaped in journal entries. The purpose is to explore: (a) young women's construction of meaning from the context of writing experiences; (b) the effects of journaling as a model that allows the...
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