Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

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Published: 02 March 2020

The Meaning of Friendship in The Process of Self-Identity Development for Indonesian Adolescents

Enung Hasanah, Supardi Supardi

Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (Indonesia), Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

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Pages: 214-221

Keywords: Friendship, Adolescent, Self-Identity


In this research, we aimed to explore adolescents’ experiences concerning the function of friendship in the process of the development of self-identity. We enacted the phenomenological approach as the method in this research. We conducted in-depth individual interviews for the data sampling. The research results show that friendship becomes a prominent point in the process of the development of middle adolescents’ self-identity. It would happen if, in the relationship of a group of adolescents, there are similar values and trust. Therefore, they can influence each other and strengthen the identity of each individual.


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