INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY OF ADOLESCENTS: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS
To explore the components and factors influencing institutional identity in Pakistani adolescents, a thematic analysis approach was used to analyze the data, collected from 9 boys and 9 girls in their adolescent age that ranged between 15-17 years. These adolescents were students of grade 9-10, and were sampled from different cities of Pakistan. Thematic analysis revealed that institutional identity comprised of belongingness, personal evaluation and reputation. Analysis also revealed that peer, parents, teachers, infrastructure, curriculum, rules & regulations and extracurricular activities influence various components of institutional identity. This paper provides theoretical and practical implications for the institutional identity development of adolescents in Pakistan.