The Link between Identity and Role Performance

  title={The Link between Identity and Role Performance},
  author={P. Burke and Donald C. Reitzes},
  journal={Social Psychology Quarterly},
Despite interest in the influence of self-concept on behavior, research has been limited by (I) the need to better understand the mechanism by which self influences role behaviors, (2) a reliance on self-esteem as the only measure of self-concept, and (3) the absence of quantitative measures of self-concept. The research reported here is designed to test one formulation ofthe link between identity and behavior. It is based on recent theoretical conceptions of identity, advances in its… 

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