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Ethnic identity in everyday life: the influence of identity development status.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child Development
1467-8624
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
85
Issue
1
Pages
205–219
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12107
PMID: 23581701
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The current study explores the intersection of ethnic identity development and significance in a sample of 354 diverse adolescents (mean age 14). Adolescents completed surveys five times a day for 1 week. Cluster analyses revealed four identity clusters: diffused, foreclosed, moratorium, and achieved. Achieved adolescents reported the highest levels of identity salience across situations, followed by moratorium adolescents. Achieved and moratorium adolescents also reported a positive association between identity salience and private regard. For foreclosed and achieved adolescents reporting low levels of centrality, identity salience was associated with lower private regard. For foreclosed and achieved adolescents reporting high levels of centrality, identity salience was associated with higher private regard.

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