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Processes of personal identity formation and evaluation

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In the present chapter, we propose a process-oriented model suited to map personal identity development across different phases of the lifespan and in different domains of identity. Primarily inspired by Marcia's (1966) identity status paradigm, this model unpacks the dimensions of exploration and commitment into five distinctive but interrelated identity dimensions: three forms of exploration (ruminative, in-breadth, and in-depth) and two forms of commitment (commitment making and identification). In doing so, the model focuses on both the development and the evaluation of ones personal identity and enables researchers to distinguish between more and less adaptive identity strategies. Special attention is paid to developmental issues, antecedents, and concomitants of this identity model and to how the different dimensions of the model and the statuses derived based on this model are related to psychosocial (self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and anxiety) and health (illness adaptation, coping) outcomes in non-clinical and clinical populations. Suggestions for individually and contextually based intervention strategies are provided.
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emerging adulthood, adolescence, identity development

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Luyckx, Koen et al. “Processes of Personal Identity Formation and Evaluation.” Handbook of Identity Theory and Research : Structures and Processes. Ed. Seth J Schwartz, Koen Luyckx, & Viv Vignoles. Vol. 1. New York, NY, USA: Springer, 2011. 77–98. Print.
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Luyckx, Koen, Schwartz, S. J., Goossens, L., Beyers, W., & Missotten, L. (2011). Processes of personal identity formation and evaluation. In S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research : structures and processes (Vol. 1, pp. 77–98). New York, NY, USA: Springer.
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Luyckx, Koen, Seth J Schwartz, Luc Goossens, Wim Beyers, and Lies Missotten. 2011. “Processes of Personal Identity Formation and Evaluation.” In Handbook of Identity Theory and Research : Structures and Processes, ed. Seth J Schwartz, Koen Luyckx, and Viv Vignoles, 1:77–98. New York, NY, USA: Springer.
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Luyckx, Koen, Seth J Schwartz, Luc Goossens, Wim Beyers, and Lies Missotten. 2011. “Processes of Personal Identity Formation and Evaluation.” In Handbook of Identity Theory and Research : Structures and Processes, ed. Seth J Schwartz, Koen Luyckx, and Viv Vignoles, 1:77–98. New York, NY, USA: Springer.
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Luyckx K, Schwartz SJ, Goossens L, Beyers W, Missotten L. Processes of personal identity formation and evaluation. In: Schwartz SJ, Luyckx K, Vignoles V, editors. Handbook of identity theory and research : structures and processes. New York, NY, USA: Springer; 2011. p. 77–98.
IEEE
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K. Luyckx, S. J. Schwartz, L. Goossens, W. Beyers, and L. Missotten, “Processes of personal identity formation and evaluation,” in Handbook of identity theory and research : structures and processes, vol. 1, S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, and V. Vignoles, Eds. New York, NY, USA: Springer, 2011, pp. 77–98.
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  abstract     = {{In the present chapter, we propose a process-oriented model suited to map personal identity development across different phases of the lifespan and in different domains of identity. Primarily inspired by Marcia's (1966) identity status paradigm, this model unpacks the dimensions of exploration and commitment into five distinctive but interrelated identity dimensions: three forms of exploration (ruminative, in-breadth, and in-depth) and two forms of commitment (commitment making and identification). In doing so, the model focuses on both the development and the evaluation of ones personal identity and enables researchers to distinguish between more and less adaptive identity strategies. Special attention is paid to developmental issues, antecedents, and concomitants of this identity model and to how the different dimensions of the model and the statuses derived based on this model are related to psychosocial (self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and anxiety) and health (illness adaptation, coping) outcomes in non-clinical and clinical populations. Suggestions for individually and contextually based intervention strategies are provided.}},
  author       = {{Luyckx, Koen and Schwartz, Seth J and Goossens, Luc and Beyers, Wim and Missotten, Lies}},
  booktitle    = {{Handbook of identity theory and research : structures and processes}},
  editor       = {{Schwartz, Seth J and Luyckx, Koen and Vignoles, Viv}},
  isbn         = {{9781441979872}},
  keywords     = {{emerging adulthood,adolescence,identity development}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{77--98}},
  publisher    = {{Springer}},
  title        = {{Processes of personal identity formation and evaluation}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7988-9}},
  volume       = {{1}},
  year         = {{2011}},
}

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