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Ego Identity Status: A Step in the Differentiation Process
Journal of Counseling and Development (2003)
  • Patrick Johnson, Portland State University
  • Walter C. Buboltz Jr., Louisiana Tech University
  • Eric Seemann, Louisiana Tech University
This study examined the relationship between identity development and differentiation levels in young adults. A total of 259 participants completed the Extended Version of the Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status (H. D. Grotevant & G. R. Adams, 1984), the Differentiation of Self Inventory (E. A. Skowron & M. L. Friedlander, 1998), and demographic questions. Results showed that each identity status had a unique effect on the various components of differentiation. Implications of the results for counselors and for future researchers are provided.
  • Counseling --,
  • Ego (Psychology)
Publication Date
Spring 2003
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2003) Wiley
Citation Information
Patrick Johnson, Walter C. Buboltz Jr. and Eric Seemann. "Ego Identity Status: A Step in the Differentiation Process" Journal of Counseling and Development Vol. 81 Iss. 2 (2003) p. 191 - 195
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