Which came first, personality traits or identity processes during early and middle adolescence?

Kai Hatano*, Kazumi Sugimura, T.A. Klimstra

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Abstract

No previous studies examined longitudinal associations between personality facets and identity dimensions in early and middle adolescence. To uncover these relationships; we test the direction of effects of domain-and facet-level personality traits with identity dimensions in early and middle adolescence: For this purpose, we used two annual waves of longitudinal data on 1233 Japanese early and middle adolescents. Cross-lagged models provided evidence for bidirectionality between personality and identity in early and middle adolescence. Moreover, our results highlighted that the relationships between the facets-level personality and identity dimensions were more complex than the associations between the domain-level of personality and identity dimensions. Our study facilitates a better understanding of the personality-identity. interplay. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-131
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Personality traits
  • Personality facets
  • Identity formation
  • Adolescence
  • Big Five
  • ITEM-CLUSTER SUBCOMPONENTS
  • YOUNG ADULTHOOD
  • MODEL
  • VALIDATION
  • INVENTORY
  • STABILITY
  • FACETS
  • SCALES
  • BIG-5
  • CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

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