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Article: Positive identity as a positive youth development construct: a conceptual review

TitlePositive identity as a positive youth development construct: a conceptual review
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Issue Date2012
PublisherThe ScientificWorld Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/
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TheScientificWorldJournal, 2012, v. 2012, article no. 529691 How to Cite?
AbstractIdentity is a core construct in psychology because it refers to how a person addresses issues dealing with who that person is. Important theorists studying the concept of identity, like Erikson, Marcia, and Higgins, assert that identity is organized,is learned, and is dynamic, and a subjective evaluation of an individual's identity has emotional consequences for that individual. Adolescents who can cultivate a clear and positive identity after their developmental struggles during adolescence often advance more smoothly into adulthood. This paper reviews literature on the nature and structure of identity and examines its importance on adolescent developmental outcomes. It traces significant determinants of identity and proposes strategies for cultivation of positive identity. Observations on current research gaps in the study of identity and future research directions will also be discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164602
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.219
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.315
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, SKMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, EKPen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, BCMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:06:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:06:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationTheScientificWorldJournal, 2012, v. 2012, article no. 529691en_US
dc.identifier.issn1537-744X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164602-
dc.description.abstractIdentity is a core construct in psychology because it refers to how a person addresses issues dealing with who that person is. Important theorists studying the concept of identity, like Erikson, Marcia, and Higgins, assert that identity is organized,is learned, and is dynamic, and a subjective evaluation of an individual's identity has emotional consequences for that individual. Adolescents who can cultivate a clear and positive identity after their developmental struggles during adolescence often advance more smoothly into adulthood. This paper reviews literature on the nature and structure of identity and examines its importance on adolescent developmental outcomes. It traces significant determinants of identity and proposes strategies for cultivation of positive identity. Observations on current research gaps in the study of identity and future research directions will also be discussed.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe ScientificWorld Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/-
dc.relation.ispartofTheScientificWorldJournalen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Development-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relations-
dc.subject.meshModels, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshSelf Concept-
dc.titlePositive identity as a positive youth development construct: a conceptual reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailTsang, SKM: hokitman@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHui, EKP: eadaoin@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLaw, BCM: bellal@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1100/2012/529691-
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