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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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Meeus, Wim – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011
Longitudinal research into personal and ethnic identity has expanded considerably in the first decade of the present century. The longitudinal studies have shown that personal identity develops progressively during adolescence, but also that many individuals do not change identity, especially ethnic identity. Researchers have found rank-order…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnicity, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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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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Berzonsky, Michael D.; Branje, Susan J. T.; Meeus, Wim – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
This study aimed to generalize and extend research on identity styles among early adolescents in the Netherlands. The study investigated associations between perceived parent-adolescent relations and identity-processing styles among 13-year-old adolescents and the role identity styles played in mediating relationships between parent-adolescent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship
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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)
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Meeus, Wim; Iedema, Jurjen; Maassen, Gerard; Engels, Rutger – Journal of Adolescence, 2005
The objective of this study was to test our alternative interpretation of the separation-individuation hypothesis. This interpretation states that separation from the parents is not a precondition for individuation, but rather separation and individuation are two parallel processes of development during adolescence. We investigated our…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Self Concept, Emotional Adjustment
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Meeus, Wim; Dekovic, Maja; Iedema, Jurjen – Career Development Quarterly, 1997
Examines the effect on adolescents of being unable to find a job. Focuses on unemployment's consequences for development of identity during late adolescence. Also investigates unemployment's effects on adolescents' psychological well-being and psychosocial development and the relationship between identity and psychological well-being in employed…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Employment, Employment Problems, Secondary Education