Change in ego development, coping, and symptomatology from adolescence to emerging adulthood

Moin Syed, Inge Seiffge-Krenke

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In a 10-year longitudinal study, the developmental course of internalizing and externalizing symptoms was investigated in a group of 98 individuals who exhibited different ego development trajectories from adolescence into emerging adulthood. This study explored whether an increase or a decrease in psychopathological symptomatology was associated with different ego development progressions in conjunction with the use of certain coping behaviors. In general, the study revealed that increases in ego development and the use of adaptive coping behavior were associated with a decrease in symptomatology over time. Ego developmental trajectories with a very steep progression were linked with maladaptive coping and resulted in more internalizing and externalizing symptoms and less marked decrease in externalizing symptoms over time. Consequently, approaches to understanding and explaining psychopathology in the transition period should focus on individuals' self-perceived developmental speeds in psychosocial maturity in order to explain different outcomes in psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-119
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Volume41
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Fingerprint

Ego
Psychological Adaptation
Psychopathology
Longitudinal Studies

Keywords

  • Coping behavior
  • Ego development
  • Externalizing
  • Internalizing

Cite this

Change in ego development, coping, and symptomatology from adolescence to emerging adulthood. / Syed, Moin; Seiffge-Krenke, Inge.

In: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Vol. 41, 01.01.2015, p. 110-119.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{b5dc130c257944d3901361d6364ae731,
title = "Change in ego development, coping, and symptomatology from adolescence to emerging adulthood",
abstract = "In a 10-year longitudinal study, the developmental course of internalizing and externalizing symptoms was investigated in a group of 98 individuals who exhibited different ego development trajectories from adolescence into emerging adulthood. This study explored whether an increase or a decrease in psychopathological symptomatology was associated with different ego development progressions in conjunction with the use of certain coping behaviors. In general, the study revealed that increases in ego development and the use of adaptive coping behavior were associated with a decrease in symptomatology over time. Ego developmental trajectories with a very steep progression were linked with maladaptive coping and resulted in more internalizing and externalizing symptoms and less marked decrease in externalizing symptoms over time. Consequently, approaches to understanding and explaining psychopathology in the transition period should focus on individuals' self-perceived developmental speeds in psychosocial maturity in order to explain different outcomes in psychopathology.",
keywords = "Coping behavior, Ego development, Externalizing, Internalizing",
author = "Moin Syed and Inge Seiffge-Krenke",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.appdev.2015.09.003",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "41",
pages = "110--119",
journal = "Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology",
issn = "0193-3973",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Change in ego development, coping, and symptomatology from adolescence to emerging adulthood

AU - Syed, Moin

AU - Seiffge-Krenke, Inge

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - In a 10-year longitudinal study, the developmental course of internalizing and externalizing symptoms was investigated in a group of 98 individuals who exhibited different ego development trajectories from adolescence into emerging adulthood. This study explored whether an increase or a decrease in psychopathological symptomatology was associated with different ego development progressions in conjunction with the use of certain coping behaviors. In general, the study revealed that increases in ego development and the use of adaptive coping behavior were associated with a decrease in symptomatology over time. Ego developmental trajectories with a very steep progression were linked with maladaptive coping and resulted in more internalizing and externalizing symptoms and less marked decrease in externalizing symptoms over time. Consequently, approaches to understanding and explaining psychopathology in the transition period should focus on individuals' self-perceived developmental speeds in psychosocial maturity in order to explain different outcomes in psychopathology.

AB - In a 10-year longitudinal study, the developmental course of internalizing and externalizing symptoms was investigated in a group of 98 individuals who exhibited different ego development trajectories from adolescence into emerging adulthood. This study explored whether an increase or a decrease in psychopathological symptomatology was associated with different ego development progressions in conjunction with the use of certain coping behaviors. In general, the study revealed that increases in ego development and the use of adaptive coping behavior were associated with a decrease in symptomatology over time. Ego developmental trajectories with a very steep progression were linked with maladaptive coping and resulted in more internalizing and externalizing symptoms and less marked decrease in externalizing symptoms over time. Consequently, approaches to understanding and explaining psychopathology in the transition period should focus on individuals' self-perceived developmental speeds in psychosocial maturity in order to explain different outcomes in psychopathology.

KW - Coping behavior

KW - Ego development

KW - Externalizing

KW - Internalizing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84947441023&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84947441023&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.appdev.2015.09.003

DO - 10.1016/j.appdev.2015.09.003

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84947441023

VL - 41

SP - 110

EP - 119

JO - Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

JF - Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

SN - 0193-3973

ER -