The functions of identity scale: Validation in Italian late adolescents and emerging adults

Elisabetta Crocetti, Luigia Simona Sica, Seth Joseph Schwartz, Toni Serafini, Wim Meeus

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the factor structure and convergent validity of an Italian translation of the Functions of Identity Scale (FIS). Participants were 1,201 Italian late adolescents and emerging adults. Confirmatory factor analyses provided support for a five-factor solution, which was found to be consistent across gender and age groups (late adolescents and emerging adults). Convergent validity was demonstrated through theoretically consistent associations between the FIS dimensions and measures of identity commitment and sense of coherence. Overall, findings suggest that the Italian version of the FIS is a promising tool for assessing identity functions, although a revised version with three additional items could be useful to improve scale reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-71
Number of pages17
JournalTPM - Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Identity commitment
  • Identity functions
  • Italian validation
  • Sense of coherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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