Iic Sammy Case

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According to the Sammy’s case, I find several problems that Sammy has, and the main factor that affect her intrapersonal and interpersonal competence. In this assignment, I will point out those problems in details and I will suggest some possible solutions to solve it. Poor family relationship Sammy’s parents had high expectations on her academic performance and wanted her further her study. We can see that they are authoritarian (Baumrind, 1991). Authoritarian parents are adult-centered, demanding and rejecting child’s needs based on authority and power. This is the reason why Sammy has a low learning ability, the motivation, beliefs and attitude towards learning. Sammy claimed that she did not remember when they talk peacefully, this is not only because the parental control over her was high, but also her parents spent litter time to talk with her as they were busy to work. There are the main reasons leads to poor family relationship. Also, Sammy’s parents keep nagged and complained but did not concern about why she had unsatisfactory results on academic aspect. Sammy becomes rebellious because the criticism of the parents, that had produced lots of conflicts in the family relationship. Therefore, there was a conversation problem between them, which make they not understand each other. Lack of self-understanding Sammy did not know her personal identity and what she likes. These were the symptoms that appeared in Erikson’s (1963) eight psychosocial stages, which describes the impact of social experience across the whole lifespan. Sammy is at the fidelity stage of Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. According to Erikson (1963), when Sammy transit from childhood to adulthood, she may begin to feel confused about herself. One of the main elements of Erikson's psychosocial stage theory is the development of ego identity, if the stage is managed
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