Social Work and Human Services
Read the case scenario below and answer the questions that follow. Your entry will be evaluated for clarity, integration of information from the text and scholarly literature, and for evidence of
proofreading. Answer ALL questions.
Rolando is the first born and only son of Luis and Maria and the hope of their family name. Luis has plans for Rolando to go into this new family business and looks forward to the many
grandchildren that Rolando will give to the family. Rolando has great respect for his parents, family and tradition and always wants to please everyone. Rolando wants to attend college and is
struggling with his identity.
A. What areas of concern do YOU see for Rolando and his parents? ? After you state your concerns, back them up by giving examples from the case study that explains why you are concerned. Connect
the dots for me!(2 points)
B. What would Erikson perspective be regarding this whole situation? State supporting evidence from the case study. You must address the following and talk your way through how Erikson’s theory
would or would not apply. Address each of the four in this scenario.(Page 500)
Intimacy vs Isolation (2 points)
Generativity vs Stagnation (2 points)
C. What would Marcia’s perspective be? State supporting evidence from the case study. (Page 339) You must address each perspective in Marcia’s categories of Identity.
1. Identity Achievement – 1 point
2. Foreclosure – 1 point
3. Identity Diffusion – 1 point
4. Moratorium – 1 point
You are to explain how Marcia and Erikson’s theories apply to Rolando.