Values and identity process theory: theoretical integration and empirical interactions

Bardi, A., Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, Polek, E. and Schwartz, S.H., 2014. Values and identity process theory: theoretical integration and empirical interactions. In: R. Jaspal ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519 and G.M. Breakwell, eds., Identity process theory: identity, social action and social change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 175-200. ISBN 9781139136983

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Identity and values are important driving forces in human lives. Identity Process Theory (IPT; Breakwell, 1986, 2001b) and the Schwartz Value Theory (Schwartz, 1992) focus on distinct but related aspects of the self and have some overlapping propositions particularly with regards to human motivation. Hence, it is surprising that there has been no attempt so far to integrate them theoretically or empirically. This chapter provides the first attempt to address this gap in the literature. After presenting key elements of both theories, the chapter provides a theoretical integration that addresses the links between identity motives and outcomes and provides an empirical examination of the role of personal values as moderators of such links. Finally, we address identity and value change.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Bardi, A., Jaspal, R., Polek, E. and Schwartz, S.H.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781139136983
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 15 Apr 2020 10:34
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2020 10:34

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