self-identity


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self-identity

n.
1. The oneness of a thing with itself.
2. An awareness of and identification with oneself as a separate individual.
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People who are visually impaired continually "map" or compare their current self-identity and perceived "normality" and how they can reconstruct them to bring the two closer together.
One new aspect of this Western view on consumption is the manifestation of self-identity through the purchasing of imported products in contemporary China (Wang, 2008).
These results suggest that motivations and factors such as self-identity and involvement with a vegetarian or vegan group can make it more likely that people will stay vegetarian or vegan.
Michaelidou and Hassan (2008) have merged self-identity and perceived ethical obligation into a single construct addressing people's inclination to perceive themselves as "ethical consumers," termed ethical self-identity.
The researchers explained that young people who are in the early stages of forming their self-identity might feel the need to show off their car and driving skills more than others.
Among cultural values (materialism and post-materialism), individual factors (emotional benefits, universal benefits, and self-identity), and attention to media content variables (both news and entertainment), post-materialism, self-identity, and attention to news media content were found to be significant predictors of motivation for ethical consumerism.
Forth, where trans-race placement occurs, special care must be taken to keep the child in touch with their ethnicity and culture so they grow up with a clear self-identity.
While it may seem logical that a child born of one ethnic heritage and raised within a family of a different ethnic background will develop an ethnic self-identity that incorporates both cultures, very little research has sought to explicitly determine if children involved in intercountry adoption can, should or will develop bicultural ethnic identities.
Virtual nature of the information and the new media culture has a significant influence on self-identity and manifestation of new cultural images.
Drawing on the theory of psychological ownership in organizations that was proposed by Pierce and his colleagues (2001, 2003), the organization becomes the object toward which the individual perceives psychological ownership when it satisfies three motives of the employee: (1) when it provides opportunities to feel efficacious and in control; (2) when it becomes part of the self-identity where employees perceive ownership for the purpose of defining themselves; and (3) when it fulfills the desire to have a place that one calls one's own, analogous to the strong desire shared by most people to have a home.
Psychology of Executive Retirement" describes that often self-identity is sacrificed during an executive's career due to demands for professional and corporate group-think conformity and meeting collective criteria.
This paper seeks to explore how self-identity is (re)constructed through the narrative act of autobiography in Doris Lessing's Under My Skin, Volume 1, 1919-1949 (1995).