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OR28-11-4

A cross-sectional study on identity development from late childhood to middle adolescence

[Speaker] Nakama, Reiko:1
[Co-author] Mizokami, Shinichi:2, Sugimura, Kazumi:3, Hatano, Kai:4, Tsuzuki, Manabu:5
1:Hyogo University of Teacher Education (Japan), 2:Kyoto University (Japan), 3:Hiroshima University (Japan), 4:Osaka Prefecture University (Japan), 5:Chuo University (Japan)

This cross-sectional study focused on the changes of identity development scores with DIDS from late childhood to middle adolescence. A questionnaire survey was carried out with 2,658 students from at the sixth grade to the twelfth grade and investigated differences of scores of DIDS by grade. In order to consider their psychological status in each grade, condition of daily concerns and psychological well-being were also examined.
Result showed that scores of identity development drastically dropped after entering junior high school and their scores of DIDS gradually increased grade. After that, two turning points on identity development were found. The first turning point was at the third grade in junior high school when they became an earnest explorer and the second turning point was at the third grade in senior high school when their identity status became better.
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