Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 259–270 | Cite as

Youth and the transition to adult status: Uganda

  • Sheldon G. Weeks


This paper examines the transition to adult status in four ethnic groups in Uganda, including one with circumcision and one with age-sets. The formal status hierarchies and the recognized points of transition are described. Then the variations from these norms are examined to show that when one functionally becomes an adult may differ from the stated points of transition.


Ethnic Group Health Psychology School Psychology Formal Status Adult Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheldon G. Weeks
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  1. 1.Sociology DepartmentUniversity of Dar es SalaamTanzania

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