Radosveta Dimitrova

Docent of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Stockholm University

Emerging Adulthood Study

This is a large cross-national study on emerging adults living mostly in countries of the former communist bloc in Europe. The project addresses emerging adulthood which has increasingly attracted much attention as separate period of the life course in industrialized societies, lasting about as long as adolescence. The former Iron Curtain or post-communist countries provide a fascinating context in which to study emerging adulthood processes and young people in these under researched context and cultures.


2000 emerging adults (ages 19 to 29) in Bulgaria, Albania, Romania and Turkey

Topics of study

Multiple identities, emerging adulthood experiences, well-being, aspirations.


Oriola Hamzallari (Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania)

Venzislav Jordanov (University of World and National Economy, Bulgaria)

Arzu Aydinli-Karakulak (Bahçeşehir University, Turkey)

Carmen Buzea (Transilvania Univeristy of Brasov, Romania)