Self and identity in early adolescence: Some reflections and an introduction to the special issue

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This article reviews contemporary issues in the study of self and identity and introduces the special issue. Particularly highlighted are the need to integrate the various currents in self and identity, the need to study the role of context in the development of self and identity, research on self and identity in ethnic minority and international populations, and studies of national identity. The article concludes with recommendations for future research on self and identity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Early Adolescence
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008



  • Early adolescence
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Self

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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