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ERIC Number: ED174906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Erikson Stage Resolution: The Relationship Between Identity and Intimacy.
Kacerguis, Mary Ann; Adams, Gerald R.
The relationship between ego and intimacy statuses was identified for 88 college students, 44 men and 44 women, and subsequently related to each other and to measures of intimacy, loving and liking. Results indicated that: (1) more advanced stages of identity development were associated with higher levels of intimacy formation; and (2) for both males and females, occupational identity development was the primary predictive factor in the identity/intimacy stage resolution relationship. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Developmental Stages, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Psychological Characteristics, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Student Development
Utah State University, Department of Family and Human Development, Logan, UT 84322
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October, 19-22, 1978); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility