ERIC Number: EJ779431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Revisiting Feminist Identity Development Theory, Research, and Practice
Moradi, Bonnie; Subich, Linda Mezydlo; Phillips, Julia C.
Counseling Psychologist, v30 n1 p6-43 2002
The model of feminist identity development proposed by Downing and Roush in 1985 is revisited as a potentially useful framework in counseling psychology theory, research, and practice. An examination of the historical context from which the model arose illustrates how it advanced theory in the psychology of women. A critical review of the extant empirical literature is generally supportive of the model's original tenets and is indicative of its promise for application to practice. However; measurement and methodological concerns point to the need for more research, especially on the model's relevance to more diverse populations. Recent social and scientific advances inform future directions for theory, research, and practice.
Descriptors: Feminism, Self Concept, Counseling Psychology, Models, Cultural Differences, History, Females, Personality Theories, Psychological Studies, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Methodology
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