A Review of Measures of Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development: Evidence for a General Factor

  title={A Review of Measures of Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development: Evidence for a General Factor},
  author={Curtis S. Dunkel and Colin R. Harbke},
  journal={Journal of Adult Development},
Abstract Recent research suggests that values on Erikson’s psychosocial stages covary to form a general factor of psychosocial development (GFPD). The purpose of the current investigation was to further test this possibility by conducting a meta-analysis on the association among the psychosocial stages. Sixty-two correlation matrices from 50 different samples (N = 20,326) were analyzed. Factor analyses supported the existence of a GFPD. Future research should explore the nature of the GFPD. 

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  • Psychology
    International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
  • 2019
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