ERIC Number: EJ816402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Continuity and Change from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood: Adolescence-Limited vs. Life-Course-Persistent Profound Ego Development Arrests
Billings, Rebecca L.; Hauser, Stuart T.; Allen, Joseph P.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v37 n10 p1178-1192 Nov 2008
Participants (n = 36) with consistent Pre-conformist ego development levels during multiple adolescent assessments were studied to determine whether and how their ego levels had changed at age 25. Those (n = 12) whose ego levels remained at the Pre-conformist level were assigned to a "life-course-persistent profound ego development arrest" trajectory group; those (n = 24) whose ego levels reached the Conformist or Post-conformist level at age 25 were assigned to an "adolescence-limited profound ego development arrest" trajectory group. Analysis of predictors and age 25 correlates of group membership revealed that selected age 14 family interaction behaviors differentiated the two groups. At age 25, members of the adolescence-limited group showed superior performance on several measures of interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning.
Descriptors: Group Membership, Self Concept, Adolescents, Developmental Stages, Correlation, Family Relationship, Predictor Variables, Interpersonal Relationship, Measures (Individuals)
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