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ERIC Number: EJ817276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Identity and Intimacy in Religiously Observant and Non-Religiously Observant Adolescents and Young Adults in Israel
Fisherman, Shraga
Religious Education, v103 n5 p523-552 Oct 2008
Ego identity and intimacy are two sequential stages, according to Erikson's theory. The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between ego identity and intimacy, as two continuous multidimensional variables among religious and non-religious individuals. Eight sample groups (age x gender x religious observance) comprising 308 subjects responded to "The Adolescent's Ego Identity Scale (AEIS)" (Tzuriel 1974; 1984; 1992a) and to "The Sharabany Intimacy Scale" (1974). There was a difference in the ego identity variables' predictive profile for the various intimacy dimensions and the general intimacy score among the religious groups and among the non-religious groups, both for the two age groups (adolescents and adults) and for the two genders. A characterization of each group results from understanding these differential relationships. This research was conducted under the auspices of Orot Israel College.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel