Analysis of ego identity process of adolescents in terms of attachment styles and gender

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether ego identity process of adolescents significantly vary according to attachment styles and gender. The independent variables of this study are gender and attachment styles. The population of the study consisted of 1525 (848 female and 677 male) adolescents. In the study, commitment and exploration mean scores of the adolescents varied significantly according to attachment styles. When the commitment scores were considered in terms of attachment styles; it was found out that there is a significant difference according to gender and that the girls have higher commitment scores compared to the boys. The exploration mean scores were not found to vary significantly.

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Arslan, E., & Ari, R. (2010). Analysis of ego identity process of adolescents in terms of attachment styles and gender. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 2, pp. 744–750). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.095

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