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Lammers, Jayne C.; Marsh, Valerie L. – Written Communication, 2018
This article reconsiders theoretical claims of identity fluidity, stability, and agency through a longitudinal case study investigating one adolescent's writing over time and across spaces. Qualitative data spanning her four years of high school were collected and analyzed using a grounded theory approach with literacy-and-identity theory…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Adolescents, Writing (Composition)
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Becht, Andrik I.; Nelemans, Stefanie A.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; Koot, Hans M.; Meeus, Wim H. J. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
A central assumption of identity theory is that adolescents reconsider current identity commitments and explore identity alternatives before they make new commitments in various identity domains (Erikson, 1968; Marcia, 1966). Yet, little empirical evidence is available on how commitment and exploration dynamics of identity formation affect each…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Diaries, Longitudinal Studies
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Galliher, Renee V.; McLean, Kate C.; Syed, Moin – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Historically, identity researchers have placed greater emphasis on processes of identity development ("how" people develop their identities) and less on the content of identity ("what" the identity is). The relative neglect of identity content may reflect the lack of a comprehensive framework to guide research. In this article,…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Individual Development, Models, Psychological Studies
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Friedensen, Rachel; Marron, Tara; Bartlett, Morgan – Journal of College and Character, 2019
This phenomenological research study explored how Latina college students in STEM made meaning of and developed their STEM identities, particularly focusing on the role that religious beliefs played in shaping STEM identity. Findings reveal that Latina students believed that their STEM identities and religious beliefs reinforced each other. STEM…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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Hima, Lina Rihatul; Nusantara, Toto; Hidayanto, Erry; Rahardjo, Swasono – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the mathematical identity of elementary school students during studying mathematics. When studying mathematics, the students often face difficulties in understanding the concepts which results the decrease in their learning motivation. It will lead to the lack of development of their mathematical identity. The…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Williams, Brittany; Reynolds Young, Carley – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores social class as an important aspect of identity among college students. An emphasis is placed on how social class and social class identity are included and excluded from the literature, discourse, and practice in student affairs.
Descriptors: Social Class, Identification (Psychology), College Students, Student Personnel Services
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Schmitz, Rachel M.; Tyler, Kimberly A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people's identity management impacts their well-being, yet little is known about how distinctive social environments shape their identity management strategies. We qualitatively examined how 46 LGBTQ young adults ages 19-26, who are either homeless or attending college, manage their…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Well Being
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Gee, James Paul – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
This paper develops a thesis about identity and diversity. I first look at activity-based identities, identities like being a gardener, birder, citizen scientist or fan-fiction writer. These are freely chosen identities and they are proliferating at a great rate today thanks to participatory culture, the Maker Movement and digital and social…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Ethnicity, Labeling (of Persons), Classification
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Robbins, Claire K.; McGowan, Brian L. – New Directions for Student Services, 2016
The authors analyze intersectional perspectives on gender and gender identity development among college students.
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Becht, Andrik I.; Nelemans, Stefanie A.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Vollebergh, Wilma A. M.; Koot, Hans M.; Denissen, Jaap J. A.; Meeus, Wim H. J. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Identity formation is one of the key developmental tasks in adolescence. According to Erikson (1968) experiencing identity uncertainty is normative in adolescence. However, empirical studies investigating identity uncertainty on a daily basis are lacking. Hence, studying individual differences in daily certainty (i.e., identity commitment levels)…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Psychological Patterns
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Sanchez, Delida – Journal of College Student Development, 2013
This study explored the relation between racial identity attitudes and ego identity statuses in 94 Dominican and Puerto Rican Latino college students in an urban public college setting. Simultaneous regression analyses were conducted to test the relation between racial identity attitudes and ego identity statuses, and findings indicated that…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Urban Schools
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Evans, Samantha; Drott, Andrea – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Many college students today are no longer using the terms straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender to self-identify their sexual orientation or gender identity. This commentary explores research related to fluidity of sexual identities, emerging sexual identities used by college students, and how these identities interact with the health…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, College Students
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Papoi, Kristin; Venegas, Patricia; Hamman, Laura; Schwabenbauer, Briana – Journal of Literacy Research, 2017
We cast our lens on intersectional networks of identity negotiated by young children in immigrant families. Although some scholars discuss identity construction, we reference identity negotiation to capture the active, strategic, and agential work that we witnessed in our study. We begin by synthesizing relevant research on children's identity…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Young Children, Identification (Psychology), Case Studies
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Martin-Hansen, Lisa – International Journal of STEM Education, 2018
A strong, positive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity is a predictor of future career choice in a STEM field. In this commentary, major concepts are explored within and among four different research studies with implications regarding STEM or science identity. This commentary describes ways in which one can view STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Choice, Identification (Psychology), Influences
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Clapp-Smith, Rachel; Hammond, Michelle M.; Lester, Gretchen Vogelgesang; Palanski, Michael – Journal of Management Education, 2019
Empirical research suggests that focusing on one's identity as a leader may enhance ongoing leadership development. As a complement to traditional theory- and skills-based approaches to leader development, we offer an identity-based, multidomain approach to leadership development through a series of integrated in-class exercises. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Identification (Psychology), Class Activities, Business Administration Education
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