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Ego-Social Identity Profiles during Emerging Adulthood


Abstract Identity theorists have emphasized the importance of integration across identity domains for psychosocial well-being. There remains little research, however, on associations across identity domains, group differences across identity profiles, and the joint association of multiple identity domains with academic outcomes. This dissertation includes two studies that address these limitations in the identity literature. Study 1, examined the ego-social identity profiles that emerged from ethnic identity exploration and commitment, American identity exploration and commitment, and ego identity integration and confusion among an ethnically diverse sample of emerging adults using latent profile analysis (N = 8,717). Results suggested that an eight... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A. (Author) / Dumka, Larry (Advisor) / Millsap, Roger (Committee member) / Roosa, Mark (Committee member) / Yoo, Hyung Chol (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / American identity / Biethnic / Ego identity / Ethnic identity / Identity formation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Family Resources and Human Development 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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