Title The Influence of Family Context on Identity Processing
Authors IBAÑEZ ALFONSO, JOAQUÍN ALEJANDRO, Sun, Rong Wei , van Schalkwyk, Gertina J.
External publication No
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 3
JCR Impact 0.909
SJR Impact 0.347
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84945291818&doi=10.1017%2fprp.2015.6&partnerID=40&md5=0b2bdbf94d34d634508ba66c554fa84b
Publication date 01/01/2016
ISI 000376976700003
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84945291818
DOI 10.1017/prp.2015.6
Abstract The purpose of this project was to investigate the role of perceived parenting styles in the choice of identity processing and commitment among a group of Chinese youth. Examining the identity processing styles of 209 young people using the ISI-4 (Smits et al., 2008) and Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ; Buri, 1991), we hypothesised that parental styles and family socio-economic status would differentially impact the identity commitment of youth in Macao. The findings corroborated Berzonsky\'s (2004) model, with minor differences, showing a positive relation between authoritative parenting and informational processing and identity commitment. However, a negative relation between a normative processing style and identity commitment was found in the Chinese sample. Testing for the moderating effect of socioeconomic status showed that authoritative parenting combined with high SES levels lead to the informational processing style.
Keywords diffuse-avoidant processing; identity styles; informational processing; normative processing; parenting; socio-economic status
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