International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part D (2015)
Facilitating adolescent ego identity in the context of family environment
Identity formation is a dynamic process which is characterized by continuous developmental shift, especially during the period of adolescence. The fundamental developmental hypothesis of the identity status model is that as adolescents become older, they undergo progressive developmental shifts in identity status: from diffusion to foreclosure or moratorium, from foreclosure to moratorium, and from moratorium to identity achievement. Research has shown that a stable and strong sense of identity is associated with better mental health of adolescents and the role of the family is very significant in providing structure for understanding who one is and also providing direction through commitments, values and goals. However, there is a dearth of research in the given area. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyse links between adolescent identity development and perceived family environment and a sample of 500 adolescents was taken from Punjab, India for the same.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Inderpreet Sandhu. Facilitating adolescent ego identity in the context of family environment. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(10):275-283.