ERIC Number: EJ724510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Brief Report: The Ego Identity Process Questionnaire--Factor Structure, Reliability, and Convergent Validity in Dutch-Speaking Late Adolescents
Luyckx, Koen; Goossens, Luc; Beyers, Wim; Soenens, Bart
Journal of Adolescence, v29 n1 p153-159 Feb 2006
The reliability and validity of a Dutch version of the Ego Identity Process Questionnaire (EIPQ) were evaluated. In Study 1, the instrument was found to exhibit a clear factor structure and acceptable reliability. Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis, both a model with two process factors (Commitment, Exploration) and a model with four content factors (Ideological Commitment, Ideological Exploration, Interpersonal Commitment, Interpersonal Exploration) evidenced a good fit once direction of wording was taken into account. In Study 2, moderate convergence was observed between Commitment and Exploration, and continuous measures of identity statuses and identity styles. The results of both studies combined indicated that the Dutch version of the EIPQ may be recommended as a research tool with college students.
Descriptors: Self Concept, Questionnaires, Psychological Evaluation, Reliability, Validity, Foreign Countries, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, College Students, Indo European Languages
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands