About me

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.


Paper on self-concept clarity and prosociality

Recently we published in European Journal of Personality a paper examining (i) patterns of change and stability in self-concept clarity and prosociality; and (ii) over time associations between these constructs in the transition from late adolescence to emerging adulthood. In […]

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Child Development paper on identity and family relationships

New publication published in Child Development on Adolescent identity and family relationships. In this longitudinal study we found that adolescents’ increasing certainty about their identity improves quality of relationships with mothers, fathers, and siblings over time.
Crocetti, E., Branje, S., Rubini, […]

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