Development and validation of a Q-sort measure of identity processing style: the identity processing style Q-sort.

@article{Pittman2009DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a Q-sort measure of identity processing style: the identity processing style Q-sort.},
  author={Joe F. Pittman and Jennifer L. Kerpelman and Leanne K Lamke and Donna L Sollie},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={1239-65}
}
Identity styles represent strategies individuals use to explore identity-related issues. Berzonsky (Berzonsky, M. D. (1992). Identity style and coping strategies. Journal of Personality, 60, 771-788) identified three styles: informational, normative, and diffuse. In three studies, this paper presents (a) the identity processing style Q-sort (IPSQ), a new measurement technique for assessing identity styles, along with the reliability and validity of three criterion sorts that represent "ideal… CONTINUE READING

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