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Personality, Identity Styles, and Fundamentalism during Emerging Adulthood
Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research (2016)
  • Karin Bartoszuk, East Tennessee State University
  • James E. Deal, North Dakota State University--Fargo
This study examined the associations among personality, identity style, and fundamentalism. The initial sample included 808 students from 2 state universities (in the upper Midwest and Southeast United States). Of those students, 440 students self-identified as Protestant and were included. Testing mediation effects of identity styles on the relationship between personality and fundamentalism revealed only moderate direct effects between personality and fundamentalism, but 4 distinct patterns of indirect effects supporting the process-oriented model proposed by Duriez and colleagues. Results are discussed in terms of similarities and differences with other studies, with implications for future research outlined
  • fundamentalism,
  • identity styles,
  • mediation,
  • personality,
  • emerging adulthood,
  • counseling,
  • development
Publication Date
July 19, 2016
Citation Information
Bartoszuk, K., & Deal, J. E. (2016). Personality, Identity Styles, and Fundamentalism During Emerging Adulthood. Identity:An International Journal of Theory and Research, 16(3), 142–153.