Diverse theories suggest that people are motivated to maintain or enhance feelings of self-esteem, continuity, distinctiveness, belonging, efficacy, and meaning in their identities. Four studies tested the influence of these motives on identity construction, by using a multilevel regression design. Participants perceived as more central those identity elements that provided a greater sense of self-esteem, continuity, distinctiveness, and meaning; this was found for individual, relational, and group levels of identity, among various populations, and by using a prospective design. Motives for belonging and efficacy influenced identity definition indirectly through their direct influences on identity enactment and through their contributions to self-esteem. Participants were happiest about those identity elements that best satisfied motives for self-esteem and efficacy. These findings point to the need for an integrated theory of identity motivation.

Vignoles, V. L., Regalia, C., Manzi, C., Golledge, J., Scabini, E., Beyond Self-Esteem: Influence of Multiple Motives on Identity Construction, <<JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2006; 90 (2): 308-333. [doi:10.1037/0022-3514.90.2.308] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/20617]

Beyond Self-Esteem: Influence of Multiple Motives on Identity Construction

Vignoles, Vivian Laurence;Regalia, Camillo;Manzi, Claudia;Scabini, Eugenia
2006

Abstract

Diverse theories suggest that people are motivated to maintain or enhance feelings of self-esteem, continuity, distinctiveness, belonging, efficacy, and meaning in their identities. Four studies tested the influence of these motives on identity construction, by using a multilevel regression design. Participants perceived as more central those identity elements that provided a greater sense of self-esteem, continuity, distinctiveness, and meaning; this was found for individual, relational, and group levels of identity, among various populations, and by using a prospective design. Motives for belonging and efficacy influenced identity definition indirectly through their direct influences on identity enactment and through their contributions to self-esteem. Participants were happiest about those identity elements that best satisfied motives for self-esteem and efficacy. These findings point to the need for an integrated theory of identity motivation.
2006
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Vignoles, V. L., Regalia, C., Manzi, C., Golledge, J., Scabini, E., Beyond Self-Esteem: Influence of Multiple Motives on Identity Construction, <<JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY>>, 2006; 90 (2): 308-333. [doi:10.1037/0022-3514.90.2.308] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/20617]
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