Perché alcuni aspetti della definizione del sé sono più importanti di altri? Uno studio sulle motivazioni che sottendono i processi di formazione dell?identità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Why are some aspects of self-definition more important than others? A study on the reasons behind identity formation processes

Claudia Manzi, Camillo Regalia, Vivian Laurence Vignoles

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Abstract

We present a new model which details six motivations underlying processes of identity formation, based on an expansion of Identity Process Theory (Breakwell, 1986, 1988). The model includes motives to maintain and enhance self-esteem, efficacy, continuity, distinctiveness, belonging and meaning. Using a new measurement technique (Vignoles, 2003), we examined the incidence of these six motivations on the construction of the actual self, providing empirical evidence which validates the model. Secondly, the new six-motive model was applied to the study of desired and feared possible selves (Markus & Nurius, 1986).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Why are some aspects of self-definition more important than others? A study on the reasons behind identity formation processes
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)119-143
Number of pages25
JournalGiornale Italiano di Psicologia
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • identità
  • motivazioni

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