Master of Science (MS)
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William M. Kurtines
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This study evaluated the Changing Lives Program intervention in promoting emotion-focused identity exploration (i.e. feelings of personal expressiveness; PE), cognitively-focused identity exploration (i.e. informational identity processing style; INFO), and identity resolution (IDR). Using structural equation modeling techniques, this study found that participation in the CLP was associated with statistically significant positive change in PE (path = .482, p < .043), marginally significant change in INFO (path = .132, p < .083), and significantly moderated change in IDR (IDR X ETHNICITY path = .344, p < .053). Increase in PE scores were also found to be significantly associated with increases in INFO scores (path =.748, p < .001) and marginally significantly associated with increases in IDR scores (path = .379, p < .068). Findings suggest that the CLP intervention may promote increases in cognitively-focused identity exploration and protect against declines in emotion-focused identity exploration.
Eichas, Kyle R., "Promoting self-construction and self-discovery processes : a multi-stage longitudinal comparative design stage II evaluation of the changing lives program" (2008). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3121.
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