Adolescent egocentrism and cognitive functioning during late adolescence.

@article{Rycek1998AdolescentEA,
  title={Adolescent egocentrism and cognitive functioning during late adolescence.},
  author={R F Rycek and S L Stuhr and Jeanne McDermott and J Benker and Michael D Swartz},
  journal={Adolescence},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 132},
  pages={745-9}
}
The relationship between adolescent egocentrism and post-formal thinking was examined in 163 college undergraduates. Participants were administered the Imaginary Audience Scale and the Social Paradigm Belief Inventory. Results showed that females had higher levels of adolescent egocentrism than did males. A weak negative correlation between egocentrism and cognitive reasoning was found for females during late adolescence. The findings are consistent with Peterson and Roscoe's (1991) study of… CONTINUE READING
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