status and identity processing orientation: the moderating role of commitment.
Specifically, we explored the connections among ego identity
, attachment relationships, and religious orientation, believing that emerging adults with more mature meaning-making faith narratives would also have a more mature identity and more secure parental attachments.
For an adolescent, it is mirrored unconsciously by elders and peers--most importantly by peers--to establish ego identity
is a key concept of Erikson's (1964, 1968, 1980) theory, and refers to a psychological construct composed of components or dimensions that are dynamically integrated and gradually change with age and experience.
Erikson's (1968) theory of ego identity
development, especially the notion of identity achievement vs.
TABLE 1 Male Reference Group Identity Dependence Statuses, Their Characteristics, and Some Modal Statements No Reference Group Lack of psychological relatedness to males No male reference group Undifferentiated or unintegrated ego identity
Gender role self-concept undefined, fragmented Confusion, alienation, insecurity, anxiety related to gender roles Sample items from RGIDS: "I have little in common with most other men" and "I find it difficult to describe who I am as a man.
The particular stage relevant to ego identity
formation takes place during adolescence.
In the current research, identity index consists of the score obtained by Extended Objective measure of Ego Identity
Status II (EOM-EIS2) test .
Related to this development, Marcia (1966) describes four ego identity
As this study demonstrates, comprehending religious doubt through the lens of Marcia's ego identity
statuses offers a more nuanced understanding of the cognitive phenomenon.
Every ego identity
begins as a brilliantly creative means of tolerating and surviving threat, utilizing inner strengths to do so, but unfortunately sacrificing other inner resources as a trade-off.
the ego values accrued in childhood culminate in what I have called a sense of ego identity
Based on Marcia [7,8] practically expanded Ego Identity
idea by extensive interviewing with people and relating them to one of the four identity styles based on their commitment degree and their exploration in job, religion and politics.
From Erikson's ideas and research on ego identity
, Marcia (1966) developed 4 empirically measurable identity statuses.
Self control and ego identity
development as predictors of unprotected sex in late adolescent males.