Identity styles, positive youth development, and civic engagement in adolescence.

@article{Crocetti2014IdentitySP,
  title={Identity styles, positive youth development, and civic engagement in adolescence.},
  author={Elisabetta Crocetti and Rasa Erentaitė and Rita Žukauskienė},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={
          1818-28
        }
}
Identity formation is a core developmental task of adolescence. Adolescents can rely on different social-cognitive styles to seek, process, and encode self-relevant information: information-oriented, normative, and diffuse-avoidant identity styles. The reliance on different styles might impact adolescents' adjustment and their active involvement in the society. The purpose of this study was to examine whether adolescents with different identity styles report differences in positive youth… CONTINUE READING
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