Personality, Adjustment, and Identity Style Influences on Stability in Identity and Self-Concept During the Transition to University

  title={Personality, Adjustment, and Identity Style Influences on Stability in Identity and Self-Concept During the Transition to University},
  author={Edward A Johnson and Kimberly J. Nozick},
  pages={25 - 46}
Drawing on E. H. Erikson's psychosocial development theory, we hypothesized that stability within the self-concept and identity are similar and are regulated by a common set of influences. The participants in this study were 154 first-year undergraduates aged 20 years or younger. They completed surveys at two points 3 months apart. The findings demonstrated a moderate association between identity commitment and self-concept clarity, the two indices of stability in this study. For both measures… Expand
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