Searching for the Self: An Identity Control Theory Approach to Triggers of Occupational Exploration

  title={Searching for the Self: An Identity Control Theory Approach to Triggers of Occupational Exploration},
  author={K. Anderson and N. Mounts},
  journal={The Journal of Genetic Psychology},
  pages={111 - 90}
ABSTRACT Identity control theory researchers have found evidence for two processes of identity development (identity defense and identity change) and have theorized a third process (identity exploration). College students (N = 123) self-rated as high or low in occupational identity certainty and importance received self-discrepant feedback to induce identity disturbance, and dependent measures of identity defense, identity change, and identity exploration were obtained. As predicted, high… Expand
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