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Sandy

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RECONSTITUTED FAMILY

SEXUALITY

RELATIONSHIP

ASSERTIVENESS

AMBITION

 

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THE BASICS

Sex:

FEMALE

Location:

COMMUTER BELT

Interview age:

16 - 20

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

WHITE

Sandy was a feisty young woman who came from a reconstituted working class family. Her mother died when she was nine and her father had married again and she had young half siblings of whom she was very fond. Family life was important and although she got on well with her stepmother, the loss of her mother was always key and emotionally under the surface especially in the early interviews. An attractive young woman, her strong sense of sociality made it easy to find boyfriends and sexuality formed a central theme in her teenage life. She originally studied and had plans to get work in the leisure industries, but changed her mind and ended up increasing her part time retail work instead.  However, with her own working ambitions and not content to stay in a mundane job, she took a management course through her employers and hoped to achieve a managerial position in the company. Despite her concern with fun and sex, and a stormy relationship with her possessive long-term boyfriend/fiance with whom she later split, she is someone who would really like to settle down. Although she loved her family, she had never felt this was totally her home since her mum died, and was looking forward to leaving and setting up home with a partner.

 

Sandy's Data

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

14/05/98

15

SFS

2.

25/05/99

16

SFS

3.

09/03/00

17

SFS

4.

29/11/00

18

SFS

5.

14/11/02

20

SFS

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