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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (12) : 1769-1776     DOI:
研究前沿 |
Emerging Adulthood’s Ego Identity: Developmental Characteristic and Influencing Factors
GONG Si-Yuan;XU Xing-Chun
(1 Faculty of Education, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
(2 Faculty of Education, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract  In Erikson’s view, ego identity was life-long development process and the 18 to 25 years as a critical period of development. According to the reality of the postmodern society, Arnett renamed this period “emerging adulthood”. In one’s emerging adulthood, identity focuses on the field of love, work and world value. It stays in a senior identity state, but regression still exists in the process of development. The attribute of postmodern society was basic factor in emerging adulthood’s ego identity development; original family continuing impact of the ego identity development in emerging adulthood; while schools and work-units that constitute the proximal environment of social institutions, directly act on the emerging adulthood’s ego identity development. Autonomy at the emerging adulthood plays a key regulatory role in his interaction between family and social institution.
Keywords emerging adulthood      ego identity      identity status      personal agency     
Corresponding Authors: XU Xing-Chun   
Issue Date: 15 December 2011
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GONG Si-Yuan,XU Xing-Chun. Emerging Adulthood’s Ego Identity: Developmental Characteristic and Influencing Factors[J]. , 2011, 19(12): 1769-1776.
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