ERIC Number: EJ697245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Adolescent Identity Formation: A Swedish Study of Identity Status Using the EOM-EIS-IIi
Bergh, Susanne; Erling, Ann
Adolescence San Diego, v40 n158 p377 Sum 2005
The aim of this study was to examine ego identity status among Swedish adolescents using the EOM-EIS-II. Identity status scores and distributions were examined for 222 (108 female, 114 male) Swedish high school students. Identity status differences were found between genders. There was a greater likelihood of female adolescents being categorized as moratoriums than were males, and there was a greater likelihood of males being categorized as diffusions than were females. Statistically significant differences were found between genders on the following subscales: moratorium, foreclosure, and diffusion. No statistically significant differences were found between females and males on the identity achievement subscale. To achieve a preliminary construct validation of the results from the EOM-EIS-II, four of the 222 participants were also assessed using Marcia's identity status interview. A fairly good accordance between the interview assessment of identity status and the EOM-EIS-II assessment were found. Interview results showed differences between the interviewers on each subscale (IA, M, F, and D). The same differences were detected on three of four subscales when assessing these individuals' identity statuses using the EOM-EIS-II.
Descriptors: Self Concept, High School Students, Gender Differences, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Test Validity
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden