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Izotova E.I. Features of self-representation in teenagers with different levels of identity development

Full text in Russian: Изотова Е.И. Особенности самопредъявления подростков с разной степенью сформированности идентичности
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Еducation, Moscow, Russia

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The results of the study of conscious choice of dominant forms and ways of self-presentation in teenagers with distinct differences in self-categorization (N = 66, average age = 15,8) are presented. Features of personal and social identity presentation in teenagers, factors and conditions that determine fining preferences of real or virtual self-presentation are identified. It is shown that the form and ways of self-presentation in teenagers depend on the domination of personal or social components of identity along with a teenager’s attitude to his/her own appearance and reflection of actual social competence.

Keywords: personal identity, social identity, teenager, real identity, claimed identity, self-categorization, self-presentation


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 10-06-00262-a.


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Received 22 June 2012. Date of publication: 30 December 2012.

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Izotova Elena I. Ph.D., Leading Research Associate, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Izotova E.I. Features of self-representation in teenagers with different levels of identity development. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 26, p. 9. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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