STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDENTITY IN THE ADOLESCENCE

Montserrat Tesouro Cid, María Luisa Palomanes Espadalé, Francesca Bonachera Carreras, Laura Martínez Fernández
2015 Tendencias pedagógicas  
The aim of this study was to determine how adolescents construct their own identity during this important stage of their lifecycle. We evaluated the identity of a group of 42 adolescents between 11 and 12 years (early adolescence) and between 14 and 15 years (late adolescence), from EOMEIS-II (Extended Version of the Objective Mesure of Ego Identity Estatus created by Adams, Benion and Huh, 1989) which is part of an Ericksonian conceptualization of identity. In the results obtained we can see
more » ... tained we can see that students have higher scores on a global level, the most active and mature estatus (identity achieved and moratorium) in the passive and immature estatus (identity foreclosed and diffused). The boys have a higher score than girls in stating the identity moratorium on free time and political identity achieved.
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