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Timothy J. Owens

Timothy J. Owens

Professor
Kent State University
USA

Biography

Timothy J. Owens is Professor of Sociology at Kent State University in Ohio, USA. Taking a life course perspective, his research focuses on how identity/self-concept influence the mental, emotional, and social well-being of adolescents and young adults. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Forces, and Social Psychology Quarterly, to name a few. He has also authored the monograph From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Vietnam Era (Springer, 2005) and co-edited three books on self, self-concept, identity, and mental health: Extending Self-Esteem Theory and Research: Sociological and Psychological Currents (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Self, Identity, and Social Movements (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and Advances in Identity Theory and Research (Plenum, 2003). He also founded and then edited Advances in Life Course Research and edited from 1999-2008. The father of three young adults, he resides in Kent, Ohio with his wife of 37 years.

Research Interest

How identity/self-concept influence the mental, emotional, and social well-being of adolescents and young adults