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Identity development in the late twenties - a longitudinal study

Conference contribution
Authors Johanna Carlsson
Maria Wängqvist
Ann Frisén
Published in Paper presented at the 20th annual conference for Society for research on identity formation. May 16-19, 2013, Saint Paul, MN, USA.
Publication year 2013
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Subject categories Psychology


Identity status interviews were performed with 124 Swedish young adults (63 women) at age 25 and 29. About half of the participants (n=63) were assigned to the same identity status at both interview occasions. Special focus was how the identity of the 55 participants assigned to the same status at both times, with established identity commitments (achieved-achieved or foreclosure-foreclosure), evolved over time. Thematic analysis on summaries of differences and similarities between these participant’s interviews indicated that the identity continues to evolve over time and that inability to evolve result in dissonance between the identity narrative and the actual life situation.

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