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ERIC Number: EJ630640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
Identity Processing Styles and the Need for Self-Esteem in Middle-Aged and Older Adults.
Sneed, Joel R.; Whitbourne, Susan Krauss
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v52 n4 p311-21 2001
Surveys older adults (N=242) to determine the relationship between self esteem and identity processing styles of identity assimilation, accommodation, and a balance between consistency seeking and identity change. Identity assimilation and balance predicted increases in self esteem; identity accommodation predicted decreases. No interaction effects were observed. Results suggest identity assimilation effect may be specific to physical and cognitive functioning. (JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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