Erikson stage resolution: The relationship between identity and intimacy

@article{Kacerguis1980EriksonSR,
  title={Erikson stage resolution: The relationship between identity and intimacy},
  author={Mary Ann Kacerguis and Gerald R. Adams},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={1980},
  volume={9},
  pages={117-126}
}
Ego identity and intimacy statuses were determined for 88 college students, 44 men and 44 women, and related to each other and to measures of intimacy, loving, and liking. As hypothesized, more advanced stages of identity development were associated with higher levels of intimacy formation. Further, for both males and females, occupational identity development was the primary predictive factor in the identity/intimacy stage resolution relationship. 
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