A phenomenological exploration of the constructs of ‘home’ in Jewish emerging adults in gap-year pro
This phenomenological, qualitative study examines the construct of ‘home’ for Jewish emerging adults participating in a Jewish gap-year programme in Israel. Shared dimensions of home constructs included home in relation to a concrete place or places, and home in relation to significant others. Participants’ emotional experience was predominantly referred to, including feelings such as acceptance, choice, comfort, stability and safety (regarding space), and love, acceptance, and commitment (regarding significant others). Findings support a dynamic perception of the concept of home and reflect the reality of ever- changing accommodation with a frequent turnover of significant others in gap-year programmes.
Romanelli, A. (2012). A phenomenological exploration of the constructs of 'home' in Jewish emerging adults in gap-year programmes in Israel. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 2012, 1-11, iFirst article.