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ERIC Number: EJ897738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
On the Progression and Stability of Adolescent Identity Formation: A Five-Wave Longitudinal Study in Early-to-Middle and Middle-to-Late Adolescence
Meeus, Wim; Van De Schoot, Rens; Keijsers, Loes; Schwartz, Seth J.; Branje, Susan
Child Development, v81 n5 p1565-1581 Sep-Oct 2010
This study examined identity development in a 5-wave study of 923 early-to-middle and 390 middle-to-late adolescents thereby covering the ages of 12-20. Systematic evidence for identity progression was found: The number of diffusions, moratoriums, and searching moratoriums (a newly obtained status) decreased, whereas the representation of the high-commitment statuses (2 variants of a [fore]closed identity: "early closure" and "closure," and achievement) increased. We also found support for the individual difference perspective: 63% of the adolescents remained in the same identity status across the 5 waves. Identity progression was characterized by 7 transitions: diffusion [right arrow] moratorium, diffusion [right arrow] early closure, moratorium [right arrow] closure, moratorium [right arrow] achievement, searching moratorium [right arrow] closure, searching moratorium [right arrow] achievement, and early closure [right arrow] achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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