SAGE Journal Articles

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LO 12.2. Outline the process of identity development during adolescence, including influences and outcomes associated with identity status.

Jones, R. M., Dick, A. J., Coyl-Shepherd, D. D., & Ogletree, M. (2014). Antecedents of the male adolescent identity crisis: Age, grade, and physical development. Youth and Society, 46(4), 443-459.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study examined factors related to the male adolescent identity crisis and discussed the connection to Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development and Marcia’s identity statuses.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What does Erikson believe is the psychosocial task of adolescence? How do Marcia’s identity statuses factor into the search for identity?
  2. How does puberty influence an adolescent’s identity formation?
  3. Specifically, how does advanced physical maturation influence adolescent identity formation?

LO 12.3. Explore changes in adolescents’ relationships with parents and the contribution of parenting style and monitoring to adolescent adjustment.

Schroeder, R. D. & Mowen, T. J. (2014). Parenting style transitions and delinquency. Youth and Society, 46(2), 228-254.

Summary/abstract excerpt: The study examined parenting style shifts, specifically shifts with a decrease in responsiveness or an increase or decrease in demandingness, and juvenile delinquency. Maternal attachment is also discussed as a mediating factor.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What type of parenting style is most likely associated with adolescent juvenile delinquency?
  2. How does maternal attachment mediate the effects of parenting style and delinquent behavior?
  3. Why do you think parenting styles may shift once a child becomes an adolescent?