ego identity

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ego i·den·ti·ty

the ego's sense of its own identity.

ego identity

Psychology The sense of connection or belonging between a person and a particular social–religious, or political group, the values of which a person shares; an EI is formed by early adulthood and is rooted in early developmental experiences; sexual orientation is a facet of EI. See Cult, Gang.

e·go i·den·ti·ty

(ē'gō ī-den'ti-tē)
The ego's sense of self.

ego identity

The sense of self that provides a unity of personality.
See also: identity
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Both raters were blind to measures of the participants' parental attachment, religiosity, and ego identity status.
For adults, mirroring is provided unconsciously by authorities, celebrities, mentors, spiritual leaders, neighbors, relatives--but most importantly those who trigger one's archetypal complexes--to establish ego identity.
In her research program on ethnic identity development among ethnic minority adolescents, Jean Phinney (1989) developed a model that is "consonant with Marcia's (1980) ego identity statuses, that reflects the stages and issues described in the ethnic identity literature, and that can be applied across several ethnic groups" (p.
Addressing the importance of occupational identity in identity formation, Melgosa (1987) developed the Occupational Identity Scales (OIS) from Marcia's (1966) definition of ego identity status: Diffusion, Foreclosure, Moratorium, and Achievement.
Religious ego identity and its relationship to faith maturity.
First, there is sparse information about the relationship between doubt and Marcia's ego identity statuses.
It did serve, certainly, as a potent reminder of the tenuousness, and the necessity, of some aspects of ego identity.
In his study of students from the Bible Belt region, Tobacyk did not evaluate the paranormal beliefs of upper-division college students who may have had a more developed ego identity than the introductory subjects.
For assessing participant's identity style, we used extended objective measure of ego identity status [24].