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Lorna

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INDEPENDENCE

FINANCIAL COMPETENCE

ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

SOCIAL LIFE

WORK

FAMILY RESOURCES

FRIENDSHIPS

FUTURE PLANNING

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THE BASICS

Sex:

Female

Location:

Commuter Belt

Interview age:

16-23

Class:

MC

Ethnicity:

White Caucasian

Lorna is a strong and assertive young woman, who grew up in a well off family, her father's wealth being self-made rather than through an educational background. Although one of the 'popular' group at school, after an incident she decided to leave school and pursue her education at college. Although happy to go to college, she never thought to pursue a university based career. Initially moving towards work in the travel industry, this did not eventually transpire and she went through relatively uninteresting office jobs before ending up in a sphere that is much closer to her personal interests. Family support has always been there in the background, but she has always ensured that she is financially independent. She professed an early belief in fatalism but is also a planner for the future, a contradiction that did not seem to affect her progress in life. Her sociability with all kinds of people has helped both in her work, and in forming friendships and relationships, which have always been extremely important. She enjoyed long term relationships with several boyfriends through the course of the project, each of which she thought to be serious. She has a strong work ethic, and is ambitious in some ways, but her eventual goal is to be settled with a partner and become a mother.

 

Lorna's Data

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INTERVIEWS

(transcript, audio tape, mp3 file)

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

11.05.98

16

SFS

2.

20.05.99

17

SFS

3.

21.03.00

18

SFS

4.

13.12.00

19

SFS

5.

10.04.03

21

SFS

6.

03.11.04

23

SFS

OTHER DATA

Focus Group 21/11/97

Questionnaire 1

Questionnaire 2

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