Delaying the Crossroads: The Impact of Parental Alcoholism on Self-Authorship

Jillian Lauren Liota


This paper proposes a theory regarding the developmental process of College Student Children of Alcoholics (CSCAs). In understanding the distinctive lens through which CSCAs experience Baxter Magolda’s (2001) journey to self-authorship and applying Brown’s (1988) understanding of identity formation in adolescent children of alcoholics, this paper aims to identify the unique way that CSCAs experience self-authorship.


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