Search Results

1 - 4 of 4 items :

  • "critical life events" x
Clear All


The article contains deliberations on the subject of adult learning as a result of breaking points in people’s lives. It is based on Fritz Schütze and Gerhard Riemann’s concept of the trajectory, trying to show the educational potential of critical life events. The paper constitutes an illustration about learning and biography. The analysis concerns an individual who experienced domestic violence, was separated from her family of origin by being placed in a care and educational institution, whose life was additionally complicated by teenage pregnancy and motherhood. The analysis of the narrative makes it possible to see two dimensions of the relationship between learning and biography – learning from the experiences we face during life and biographical learning (or learning from a biography).


In this study we explored the development of somatic complaints among adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 30 years in Switzerland. Using data from the Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) study, we applied a hidden Markovian model with covariates to cluster trajectories representing the sum of eight somatic complaints. The resulting groups differed mainly in terms of gender, reading literacy, and substance use. The trajectories of somatic complaints were also related to the number of critical events experienced by the respondents.

stress. Psychooncology. 2014;23(1):114-20. 45. Filipp H. [A general model for the analysis of critical life events]. In Filipp SH, editor. Critical Life Events. Munich: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1981. German. 46. Pinquart M, Fröhlich C. Psychosocial resources and subjective well-being of cancer patients. Psychol Health. 2009;24(4):407-21. 47. Olsson M, Nilsson M, Fugl-Meyer K, Petersson LM, Wennman-Larsen A, Kjeldagard L, et al. Life satisfaction of women of working age shortly after breast cancer surgery. Qual Life Res. 2017;26(3):673-84. 48. Bazaliński D, Sałacińska I

:// Accessed 27 October, 2017 Das, V. 1995, Critical events. An anthropological perspective on contemporary India , Oxford University Press, Delhi. Diermeier, D & Stevenson, RT 2000, ‘Cabinet terminations and critical events’, American Political Science Review , vol. 94, pp. 627-640. Espeland, CE & Rogstad, J 2013, ‘Antiracism and social movements in Norway: the importance of critical events’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies , vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 125-142, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2013.723251. Filipp, SH 2001, ‘Adulthood: developmental tasks and critical life events