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Identity style, self-reflective cognition, and identity processes: A study of adaptive and maladaptive dimensions of self-analysis

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The role that adaptive and maladaptive self-reflective cognitive processes play in identity formation was investigated. Results indicated that an informational identity style was positively associated with self-reflection and an awareness of internal states. A diffuse-avoidant identity style was linked negatively to internal state awareness, but positively to personal rumination. A normative identity style was positively associated with self-rumination. Self-reflective measures did not account for variation in identity commitment scores beyond that explained by the three identity styles. Self-awareness of internal states, however, uniquely predicted identity achievement after the effects of identity processing style were controlled. The role that self-relevant cognitive processes may play in identity formation is considered.
Tijdschrift: Identity
ISSN: 1528-3488
Issue: 3
Volume: 8
Pagina's: 205 - 219
Jaar van publicatie:2008