LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS 7 them feel During this study I realized that

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LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS 7 them feel. During this study, I realized that these inventories biased towards events experienced by a specific group of individuals. Turning Points A turning point is a stage at which your life takes a long-lasting shift in the life trajectory. These are the events that ensure that an individual’s life shifts towards a particular direction. Like in this specific study, Mark explains that settling down and starting a family was the most prominent turning point in his life. At this exact moment, he started feeling a sense of responsibility and the need to be the provider and the protector of his family. Turning points are significant to an individual’s life, and as time passes, they become more clear and distinct. Life trajectories are not always smooth. There are always twists and bends, and these are the things we might refer to as turning points. We will always expect someone to keep engaging in a particular practice unless something happens and that will be the turning point. Taking the example of an alcoholic, many people would expect such an individual to keep using that substance unless an event happens and that becomes his turning point towards recovery. There are three types of life events that can act as turning points in life. They include events that either created or shut the door to an opportunity, an event that caused a longstanding change in the environment of a person and finally events that lead to change in the expectations of an individual or their beliefs (Hutchison, 2010). Mark getting married led to a change in environment, and of course, his aspirations in life also changed. It should also be noted that an event that you might consider as a turning point may not be a turning point for another person because people have different goals and ambitions.
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LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS 8 A transition could also be classified as a turning point under the following five conditions (Hutchison, 2010). Firstly, the transition can be classified as a turning point if it involves remarkable social adjustments. Secondly, if the transition is proceeded by unanticipated adverse impacts, then it can serve as a turning point. Additionally, a transition that occurs at the same time as a crisis also qualifies. Furthermore, a transition that does not necessarily happen at a typical a stage in life may act as a turning point. Finally, if the transition involves conflicts within members of the family, then, in that case, it also qualifies as a turning point.
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LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS 9 References Hirvensalo, M., & Lintunen, T. (2011). Life-course perspective for physical activity and sports participation. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 8(1), 13. Hutchison, E. D. (2010). A life course perspective. Dimensions of human behavior: The changing life course, 4, 1-38. Umberson, D., Pudrovska, T., & Reczek, C. (2010). Parenthood, childlessness, and well‐being: A life course perspective. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72(3), 612-629.
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