Self-construing in former child soldiers

Stephanie Goins, David Winter, Josefin Sundin, Sarah Patient, Esther Aslan

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This article presents a repertory grid study of young people who had experienced civil war in Sierra Leone, some as child soldiers and others as noncombatants. Unexpected findings included that the former combatants viewed themselves more favorably than did noncombatants. The findings are discussed in terms of individual and social construing processes, drawing on narratives and interview and focus group responses obtained from the participants in the larger investigation of which this study was part. Particular consideration is given to the role of forgiveness
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-301
JournalJournal of Constructivist Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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