ERIC Number: ED034275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Relationship Between Ego Identity Status and Satisfaction with College.
Waterman, Alan S.; Waterman, Caroline K.
Two studies were conducted to investigate the relationship between Erikson's concept of ego identity and student's attitudes toward college. The results of Study 1 indicated that students who were in the process of going through an identity crisis over occupational choice had the least favorable evaluations of their education, while students who had never experienced a crisis but were, nevertheless, committed to a vocational goal, held the most favorable attitudes. Study 2 demonstrated that students who when through crisis over choice of major field while in college, showed more negative attitudes than did students not experiencing a crisis during their college years. These findings suggest that the association of crisis with college is an important factor in student dissatisfaction. (Author)
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Sponsor: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.