Original Articles

Dating and Identity Development Among IsiXhosa Speaking Adolescents

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 23, issue 3, 2013 , pages: 507–509
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2013.10820659
Author(s): Andile MdikanaUniversity of South Africa,, Nareadi PhashaUniversity of South Africa,, Sibusiso NtshangaseUniversity of South Africa,, Msongelwa GumedeUniversity of South Africa,


This study explored dating and identity development among IsiXhosa speaking adolescents in South Africa. The participants were 40 Grade 12 learners (females = 50%) aged between 17 and 24 years. Data were collected using identity status interviews and analyzed descriptively. Females were best represented in the identity diffusion status while males inclined towards the moratorium identity.

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