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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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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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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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Noble-Carr, Debbie; Woodman, Elise – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Identity and meaning are fundamental to human experience and are particularly pertinent during adolescence and times of adversity. While identity development and meaning making can be different for vulnerable young people, who experience multiple adverse life events, there is currently little evidence of how these young people construct identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept
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Pérez-Torres, Vanesa; Pastor-Ruiz, Yolanda; Ben-Boubaker, Sara Abarrou – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The main objective of this research is to analyze the content of YouTuber's videos that have the greatest impact on adolescents and their relationship with the construction of identity. The YouTube platform is one of the most commonly used by Spanish teenagers and around 70% of young people between 14 and 17 years of age prefer this network.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Adolescents
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Portes, Pedro R.; Nixon, Casey B. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
This study examines relationships between identity status and process measure scores that advance our understanding of methodological characteristics in the context of gender and age. A sample of 391 adolescents and adults (215 males, 176 females) completed the Identity Style Inventory (ISI; Berzonsky, 1992) and Ego Identity Process Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Identification (Psychology), Age Differences
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Sardana, Tanya; Ganesh, Meghna; Sharma, Daisy – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2019
Identity formation has been a keen area of interest for researchers and it involves several physiological, cognitive, biological, emotional and hormonal changes often influenced by the adolescent's social environment. Adler conceptualized the notion that birth order of a person can leave an indelible impression on an individual's style of life.…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Birth Order, Adolescents, Self Concept
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Mkhize, Duduzile Rosemary – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Learners' participation in mathematics decreases during their transition from primary to high school. This is despite adolescents' cognitive growth equipping them with enhanced cognitive ability; to learn mathematics. Hence low participation in mathematics does not result from cognitive deficiency. Rather, lack of motivation to learn mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Adolescents, Mathematics Achievement
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Abedini, Zoleykha; Mirnasab, Mirmahmoud; Fathi Azar, Eskander – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The present study aimed to investigate identity styles, quality of life and behavioral difficulties between adolescents with single and two-parent status. In this causal- comparative study, a total of 214 high school students were selected, then 112 single parent students (59 females and 53 males) were selected by the voluntary response sampling…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Quality of Life, Behavior Problems, One Parent Family
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Visser-Vogel, Elsbeth; Westerink, Janneke; de Kock, Jos; Barnard, Marcel; Bakker, Cok – Religious Education, 2012
The aim of this article is to present a framework for studying the religious identity development of highly religious Christian and Muslim adolescents. Building on existing theories on identity development, the authors define highly religious Christian and Muslim adolescents as "orthoprax" adolescents and explore the consequences of this for…
Descriptors: Muslims, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Guidelines
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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to describe the process of adolescent choral singers' social identity development within three midsized, midwestern high school mixed choirs. Forty-nine interviews were conducted with 36 different participants. Secondary data sources included memoing, observations, and interviews with the choir…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Grounded Theory, Adolescents
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Flum, Hanoch; Buzukashvili, Tamara – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
This paper examines a major aspect of identity development in the context of cultural transition. Following Eriksonian psychosocial and sociocultural perspectives, it investigates self-continuity and identity integration in light of inherent discontinuity among young immigrants. More specifically, this examination draws on three distinct narrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Acculturation
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Jones, Randall M.; Dick, Andrew J.; Coyl-Shepherd, Diana D.; Ogletree, Mark – Youth & Society, 2014
Erikson (1950) contends that the physical changes associated with puberty serve as a catalyst for adolescents to question childhood identifications and to consolidate these with current self-conceptions, personal ideologies, interpersonal values, and future aspirations. Erikson describes the adolescent identity crisis as the developmental period…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Age Differences
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Negru-Subtirica, Oana; Pop, Eleonora Ioana; Luyckx, Koen; Dezutter, Jessie; Steger, Michael F. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Identity formation in adolescence is closely linked to searching for and acquiring meaning in one's life. To date little is known about the manner in which these 2 constructs may be related in this developmental stage. In order to shed more light on their longitudinal links, we conducted a 3-wave longitudinal study, investigating how identity…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Elorriaga, Alfonso – International Journal of Music Education, 2011
Several authors have recently investigated the psychological aspects that play a determinant role in choral singing during adolescence. One of these aspects is vocal identity, which influences the construction of gender identity according to adolescents' needs and societal gender roles. This article focuses on gender aspects of vocal identity…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Singing, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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