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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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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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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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Jones, Lisa – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
This paper draws on a longitudinal qualitative study exploring the influence of the social class identities of novice teachers on their emerging teacher identities. The paper focuses on the ways in which, even at an implicit level, many novice teachers appear to recognise that their own (or perceptions of their own) class identity and the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Social Class, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Capital
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Johnson, Ane Turner – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
African higher education has been the site of repeated contestations over identity. Higher education institutions, as spaces made up of individuals claiming a diversity of identities, are susceptible to conflict when identities are influenced by politicians and paramilitary groups seeking to advance their political agendas on campus through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Unions, Violence
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Flowers, Alonzo M., III; Banda, Rosa M. – Gifted Child Today, 2019
Given the need to increase Black males' participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this study employed a multiple case studies approach to investigate the perceptions of identity to STEM possibilities of Black males who participated in advanced placement and math and science courses. A conceptual framework of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, STEM Education, Advanced Placement
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Robbins, Claire Kathleen; Johnson, Nicole J.; Pete, Kendall; Porcaro, Gabby; Accapadi, Mamta Motwani; Kniess, Dena – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
By integrating their own narratives with theory and research, the authors share practical implications of the complex relationship between professional role transitions and multiple social identities.
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Role, Career Change, Identification (Psychology)
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Hegna, Kristinn – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe changing learner identities and trajectories of identification that take place among vocational education and training (VET) apprentices in Norway. This paper describes 23 young, male VET students' learner identities in compulsory school (age 7-15) in comparison to their learner identities in VET…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Males
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Kaplan, Avi; Garner, Joanna K. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Current prominent models of identity face challenges in bridging across divergent perspectives and apparent dichotomies such as personal or social-collective, conscious or unconscious, and epigenetic or discursive-relational, and affording pursuit of research questions that allows integrative answers. This article presents a coherent theoretical…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Identification (Psychology), Role, Individual Development
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Collins, Kristina Henry – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2018
What is Black student's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) identity? The author addresses this question through a synthesis of the literature that includes studies that explore Black student identity. Background information regarding STEM achievement and persistence followed by empirical studies that explore STEM attitudes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Talent Development, Identification (Psychology), African American Students
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Sanchez, Delida – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2013
This study explored the relationships between racial identity attitudes and ego identity statuses among 255 Black Caribbean college students in the Northeast United States. Findings indicated that racial identity attitudes were predictive of ego identity statuses. Specifically, preencounter racial identity attitudes were predictive of lower scores…
Descriptors: Blacks, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Identification (Psychology)
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McInroy, Lauren B.; Craig, Shelley L. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Mixed methods analyses of an online survey sample (n = 4942) of sexual and/or gender minority youth (SGMY) (age 14-29) explore the relationship between participation in online fandom communities and (1) socially-mediated identity milestones and (2) self-identification, comparing fandom participating SGMY versus non-fandom participating SGMY.…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Adolescents
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Bond, Bee – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the multiple, intersecting identities expressed by international taught-post graduate students who are studying in a culture and language that is not their own. The study presented includes the collection of data around and beyond a planned pedagogical intervention on a pre-sessional EAP programme. The data were thematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, English for Academic Purposes
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Caraballo, Limarys – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Discourses of achievement often overlook the interdependence of classroom contexts, students' identities, and academic performance. This narrative analysis explores how high-achieving students of color construct identities-in-practice in a diverse urban middle school. By documenting explicit moments in which students construct…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, High Achievement
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