Predicting intraindividual self-concept trajectories during adolescence

Jami F. Young*, Daniel K. Mroczek

*Corresponding author for this work

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The level and stability of both global and domain-specific self-concepts was examined in a study of 253 adolescents, aged 11-20. Intraindividual self-concept trajectories were calculated through growth curve modeling. Six of the self-concept domains were stable over time. In the remaining three domains, there was a significant increase in perceived competency. Growth curve modeling highlighted individual differences in both level and change in self-concept for each of the domains. These differences were partially accounted for by the adolescents' age and gender, suggesting that these variables are important determinants of adolescent self-concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-600
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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