The path from identity commitments to adjustment: Motivational underpinnings and mediating mechanisms

Koen Luyckx, Seth J Schwartz, Bart Soenens, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Luc Goossens

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Abstract

The present study focused on motivational underpinnings of identity commitments and mediating mechanisms underlying their effects on well-being and distress in a sample of college freshmen (N = 399). Using a path model in a structural equation modeling approach, the authors found that causality orientations appeared to serve as motivational antecedents of identity commitments. Identity integration mediated the pathway from identity commitments to adjustment (i.e., well-being and absence of distress). Suggestions for future research and implications for counseling are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume88
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 30 2010

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Social Adjustment
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The path from identity commitments to adjustment : Motivational underpinnings and mediating mechanisms. / Luyckx, Koen; Schwartz, Seth J; Soenens, Bart; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Goossens, Luc.

In: Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 88, No. 1, 30.04.2010, p. 52-60.

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Luyckx, Koen ; Schwartz, Seth J ; Soenens, Bart ; Vansteenkiste, Maarten ; Goossens, Luc. / The path from identity commitments to adjustment : Motivational underpinnings and mediating mechanisms. In: Journal of Counseling and Development. 2010 ; Vol. 88, No. 1. pp. 52-60.
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