My name is Elisabetta Crocetti. I am currently a senior assistant professor at the University of Bologna, Italy. My primary scholarly interest concerns the processes of identity formation in adolescence and emerging adulthood. In particular, I am interested in examining how identity is formed and revised over time and which individual (e.g., personality, social-cognitive strategies, anxiety), relational (e.g., family and peer relationships), social (e.g., civic partecipation), and cultural factors influence this dynamic.
I am also strongly interested in methodological and statistical issues related to social research, such as cross-cultural validation of measurement instruments, structural equation modeling, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. I regularly give courses on meta-analysis, longitudinal data analysis, academic writing and more in general on methodology and statistics for Italian and international scholars.
In 2009 I received the SRIF (Society for Research on Identity Formation) Biennial Best Doctoral Student Research Award and in 2011 I was awarded with a Marie Curie grant.
I am a member of various scientific associations and I am currently particularly involved with the European Association for Research in Adolescence (EARA) in which I am the secretary, and with the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), in which I am a member of the Governing council.