Forming and Transforming Identity

  • Sharron KingEmail author
  • Ben McCann
  • Ann Luzeckyj
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


FiF students are diverse not only in terms of age and previous life experiences but also in terms of how these factors shape their personal expectations and belief in their ability to achieve at university. This chapter explores the ways in which FiF students’ self-image or identity is transformed as a result of their attendance at university and how the multidimensional and interconnected nature of such an experience shapes the students’ self-perceptions and their day-to-day lives as well as their relationships with significant others.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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