Predicting identity consolidation from self-construction, eudaimonistic self-discovery, and agentic personality

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Abstract

The present study was conducted to ascertain the extent to which three alternative perspectives on identity development (self-construction, eudaimonistic self-discovery, and agentic personality) relate to various indices of identity consolidation drawn from Erikson, identity status, and identity capital. A total of 183 participants (21% males; 78% ethnic minorities) completed measures drawn from Eriksonian, identity status, self-construction, eudaimonistic self-discovery, and identity capital perspectives. Self-construction, eudaimonistic self-discovery, and agentic personality (as operationalized within the identity capital model) each showed differential patterns of relationships to measures of identity consolidation, suggesting that all three strategies can be used to develop a sense of identity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-793
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

Keywords

  • Agentic personality
  • Emerging adult
  • Identity
  • Identity capital
  • Identity consolidation
  • Self-construction
  • Self-discovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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