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Amanda

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MUSIC AND DRAMA

STRESS

FRIENDSHIP

GOOD ORGANISER

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THE BASICS

Sex:

FEMALE

Location:

COMMUTER BELT

Interview age:

14 - 19

Class:

MC

Ethnicity:

WHITE

Coming from what she thought was a stable middle class family, Amanda was shocked when her parents split up when she was in her mid-teens. After that she lived with her mother and younger brother, with whom she got on reasonably well but relationships were not close and confiding. Despite the family upset, Amanda did extremely well at GCSE and at A level, and got a place to study media at university. While presenting herself as a bright and bouncy person, she had contradictory qualities, confessing to insecurities and fears while also being very determined, and to being somewhat shy while she could sing solo in theatre productions. Friendships were always important yet sometimes problematic and worrisome, although she retained a small core friendship group from school beyond university. Financially she was a prudent saver and had kept her part time job through 6th form and in student holidays at home. She was also an excellent organiser, demonstrated in her increasing role in student union activities, in which she was hoping to work after finishing her degree.

 

 

Amanda's Data

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

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09/06/99

14

SFS

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11/04/00

15

SFS

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23/11/00

16

SFS

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19/07/02

17

SFS

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06/04/04

19

SFS

OTHER DATA

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