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Borschel, Elisabeth; Zimmermann, Julia; Crocetti, Elisabetta; Meeus, Wim; Noack, Peter; Neyer, Franz J. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Residential mobility--the change of residence within a country--is a pervasive phenomenon in 21st century societies, with the peak clearly being in young adulthood. Placing the self in geographical space has now become a major challenge for young adults, making region a key identity domain. Little is known, however, about the correlates of…
Descriptors: Mobility, Place of Residence, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Rabaglietti, Emanuela; Sica, Luigia Simona – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2012
This chapter discusses specifics of identity formation in Italian adolescents and emerging adults. We review consistent evidence illustrating that, in Italy, a progressive deferral of transition to adulthood strongly impacts youth identity development by stimulating identity exploration and postponement of identity commitments. We also consider…
Descriptors: Evidence, Adolescents, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Garckija, Renata; Gabrialaviciute, Ingrida; Vosylis, Rimantas; Zukauskiene, Rita – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2014
The purpose of this two-wave longitudinal study was to analyze reciprocal associations between identity styles (i.e., socio-cognitive strategies that individuals adopt in processing, structuring, utilizing, and revising self-relevant information) and civic engagement in adolescence. Participants were 1,308 high school students (9-11 grades; 52.9%…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Social Cognition
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Scrignaro, Marta; Sica, Luigia Simona; Magrin, Maria Elena – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012
Adolescence and emerging adulthood are two core developmental periods in which individuals can develop a meaningful identity across domains. However, there is a lack of studies exploring correlates of different identity configurations. The purpose of this article was to fill this gap in examining correlates of configurations characterized by…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Age, Adolescents, Correlation
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Zimmermann, Gregoire; Mahaim, Elodie Biermann; Mantzouranis, Gregory; Genoud, Philippe A.; Crocetti, Elisabetta – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factor structure and the reliability of the French versions of the Identity Style Inventory (ISI-3) and the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS) in a sample of college students (N = 457, 18-25 years old). Confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the hypothesized three-factor solution…
Descriptors: Validity, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), French
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Fermani, Alessandra; Pojaghi, Barbara; Meeus, Wim – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare identity formation in adolescents from Italian (n = 261), mixed (n = 100), and migrant families (n =148). Participants completed the Italian version of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale that assesses identity processes in educational and relational domains. Within a variable-centered…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Self Concept, Comparative Analysis
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Rubini, Monica; Luyckx, Koen; Meeus, Wim – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
We used three identity processes (i.e., commitment, in-depth exploration, and reconsideration of commitment) from a recently developed model of identity formation to derive empirically identity statuses in a sample of 1952 early and middle adolescents. By means of cluster analysis, we identified five statuses: achievement, foreclosure, moratorium,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Early Adolescents, Self Concept
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Jahromi, Parissa; Meeus, Wim – Journal of Adolescence, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the links between identity (statuses and processes) and adolescent civic engagement (volunteer and political participation). Participants were 392 Italian high school students (42% males) aged 14-20 years (M[subscript age] = 16.23 years; SD[subscript age] = 1.53) who completed a self-report questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Adolescents, Social Responsibility, Volunteers
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Crocetti, Elisabetta; Rubini, Monica; Meeus, Wim – Journal of Adolescence, 2008
The aim of this study was to develop a model of identity formation comprising three structural dimensions: commitment, in-depth exploration and reconsideration of commitment. A new tool, the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale, was designed to assess these processes. Early and middle adolescents (N = 1952) participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Adolescents, Ethnicity, Measures (Individuals)