Ego Development and Self-image Complexity in Early Adolescence: Longitudinal Studies of Psychiatric and Diabetic PatientsArchives of General Psychiatry (1983)
AbstractEgo development and multiple self-images were studied in nonpsychotic psychiatric patients, diabetic patients, and healthy high school students. The results reported are drawn from the first year of a four-year longitudinal project investigating the psychosocial development and family interactions of impaired and at-risk adolescents. Both groups of patients, especially the psychiatric group, were significantly lower in their ego development and showed less self-image complexity than the high school students. These findings are discussed both in terms of understanding developmental deviation in these two chronically ill groups, and as a strategy for investigating formulations being proposed in the new selfpsychology framework.
Citation InformationStuart T. Hauser, Alan M. Jacobson, Gil Noam and Sally I. Powers. "Ego Development and Self-image Complexity in Early Adolescence: Longitudinal Studies of Psychiatric and Diabetic Patients" Archives of General Psychiatry Vol. 40 (1983)
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