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Alessandri, G., Filosa, L., Sonnentag, S., Crea, G., Borgogni, L., Avanzi, L., Cinque, L., Crocetti, E. (2021). Determinants of workers’ well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak: An exploratory study. Current Psychology. (IF = 2.387, Q3)*

Bobba***, B., Albarello***, F., Rubini, M. & Crocetti, E. (2022). Addressing ethnic prejudice in youth: Developmental trajectories and associations with educational identity. European Journal of Personality. (IF = 7.000, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Albarello, F., Meeus, W., & Rubini, M. (2022). Identities: A developmental social-psychological perspective. European Review of Social Psychology. (IF = 5.652, Q1)*

Karataş, S., Eckstein, K., Noack, P., Rubini, M., & Crocetti, E. (2022). Meeting in school: Cultural diversity approaches of teachers and intergroup contact among ethnic minority and majority adolescents. Child Development. (IF = 5.661, Q1)*

Landi G., Pakenham K.I., Mattioli E., Crocetti E., Agostini A., Grandi S., & Tossani E., Post-traumatic growth in people experiencing high post-traumatic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic: The protective role of psychological flexibility, Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. (IF = 5.138, Q1)*

Negru-Subtirica, O., Damian, L. E., Pop, E. I., & Crocetti, E. (2022). The complex story of educational identity in adolescence: Longitudinal relations with academic achievement and perfectionism. Journal of Personality. (IF = 5.429, Q1)*

Rokvić, M. N., Karataş, S., & Crocetti, E. (2021). Validation of the Serbian Version of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS) in an Adult Population. Identity. (Q1)**

Schulz, S., Nelemans, S., Hadiwijaya, H., Klimstra, T., Crocetti, E., Branje, S., & Meeus, W. (2022). The future is present in the past: A meta-analysis on the longitudinal associations of parent–adolescent relationships with peer and romantic relationships. Child Development. (IF = 5.661, Q1)*


Bobba, B., & Crocetti, E. (2022). “I feel you!”: The role of empathic competences in reducing ethnic prejudice among adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(10), 1970-1982.  (IF = 5.625, Q1)*

Hatano, K., Hihara, S., Sugimura, K., & Crocetti, E. (2022). Direction of associations between personality traits and educational identity processes: Between- and within-person associations. Journal of Adolescence, 94(5), 763-775. (IF = 3.675, Q2)*

Kaniušonytė, G, Nelson, L. J., & Crocetti, E. (2022). Not letting go: Self-processes as mediators in the association between child dependence on parents and well-being and adult status in emerging adulthood. Family Process, 61, 392-407. (IF = 4.319, Q1)*

Landi, G., Duzen, A., Patterson, P., McDonald, F. E. J., Crocetti, E., Grandi, S., & Tossani, E. (2022). Illness unpredictability and psychosocial adjustment of adolescent and young adults impacted by parental cancer: The mediating role of unmet needs. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30 (1), 145-155. (IF =3.359, Q1)*

Landi, G., Pakenham, K. I., Crocetti, E., Grandi, S., & Tossani, E. (2022). Examination of the tripartite model of youth caregiving in the context of parental illness. Psychology & Health, 37 (3), 397-418. (IF = 3.358, Q2)*

Landi, G., Pakenham, K. I., Crocetti, E., Tossani, E., & Grandi, S. (2022). The trajectories of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic and the protective role of psychological flexibility: A four-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 307, 69-78. (IF = 6.533, Q1)*

Raiziene, S., Erentaite, R., Pakalniskiene, V., Grigutyte, N., & Crocetti, E. (2022). Identity formation patterns and online activities in adolescence. Identity, 22(2), 150-165 (Q1)**


Albarello, F., Crocetti, E., & Rubini, M. (2021). Developing identification with humanity and social well-being through social identification with peer groups in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(6), 1157-1172.  (IF = 5.625, Q1)*

Alessandri, G., De Longis, E., Golfieri, F., & Crocetti, E. (2021). Can self-concept clarity protect against a pandemic? A daily study on self-concept clarity and negative affect during the COVID-19 outbreak. Identity, 21 (1), 6-19. (Q1)**

Crocetti, E. (2021) Identity 20-Year Anniversary: Time to celebrate and start a new journey. Identity, 21 (1), 1-5, (Q1)**

Crocetti, E., & Eckstein, K. (2021). The impact of migration on child and adolescent development: Diversity in migration pathways and experiences. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 176, 7-11. (IF = 1.811, Q4)*

Crocetti, E., Albarello, F., Prati, F., & Rubini, M. (2021). Development of prejudice against immigrants and ethnic minorities in adolescence: A systematic review with meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Developmental Review, 60, 100959. (IF = 8.361, Q1; Open access)*

Eckstein, K., & Crocetti, E. (2021). The impact of migration on child and adolescent development: The role of socialization experiences in family and school. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 177, 7-11. (IF = 1.811, Q4)*

Karataş, S., Crocetti, E., Schwartz, S. J., & Rubini, M. (2021). Psychological and social adjustment in refugee adolescents: The role of parents’ and adolescents’ friendships. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 176, 123-139. (IF = 1.811, Q4)*

Landi, G., Pakenham, K. I., Crocetti, E., Grandi, S., & Tossani, E. (2021). The Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory (MPFI): Discriminant validity of psychological flexibility with distress. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 21, 22-29. (IF = 5.138, Q1)*

Meeus, W., Vollebergh, W., Branje, S., Crocetti, E., Ormel, J., van de Schoot, R., Crone, E. A., & Becht, A. (2021). On imbalance of impulse control and sensation seeking and adolescent risk: An intra-individual developmental test of the dual systems and maturational imbalance models. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 827-840. (IF = 5.625, Q1)*

Menegatti, M., Pireddu, S., Crocetti, E., Moscatelli, S., Rubini, M. (2021). The Ginevra de’ Benci effect: Competence, morality, and attractiveness inferred from faces predict hiring decisions for women. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 658424. (IF = 4.232, Q1; Open Access)*


Albarello, F., Crocetti, E., & Rubini, M. (2020). Prejudice and inclusiveness in adolescence: The role of multiple categorization and social dominance orientation. Child Development, 91, 1183-1202. (IF = 5.899, Q1)*

Alessandri, G., Filosa, L., Tisak, M. S., Crocetti, E., Crea, G., & Avanzi, L. (2020). Moral disengagement and generalized social trust as mediators and moderators of rule-respecting behaviors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. https://doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02102 (IF = 2.990, Q2; Open Access)*. This article has been included in the e-book: Sokolowska, J., Ayton, P., Brandstätter, E. (Eds.) (2021). Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Psychological Reactions to the Pandemic. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA.

Barbot, B., Hein, S., Trentacosta, C., Beckmann, J. F., Bick, J., Crocetti, E., Liu, Y., Fernandez Rao, S., Liew, J., Overbeek, G., Ponguta, A., Scheithauer, H., Super, C., Jeffrey, A., Bukowski, W., Cook, T., Côté, J., Eccles, J., Eid, M., Hiraki, K., Johnson, M., Juang, L., Landi, N., Leckman, J., McCardle, P., Mulvey, K. L., Piquero, A., Preiss, D., Siegler, R., Soenens, B., Yousafzai, A., Bornstein, M., Cooper, C., Goossens, L., Harkness, S., van IJzendoorn, M. (2020). Manifesto for new directions in developmental science. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 172, 135-149. (IF = 2.364, Q3)*

Crocetti, E., Benish-Weisman, M., & McDonald, K. L. (2020). Validation of the Arabic and Hebrew versions of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS). Journal of Adolescence, 79, 11-15. (IF = 3.256, Q2)*

Hatano, K., Sugimura, K., Crocetti, E., Meeus, W. (2020). Diverse-and-dynamic pathways in educational and interpersonal identity formation during adolescence: Longitudinal links with psychosocial functioning. Child Development, 91, 1203-1218. (IF = 5.899, Q1)*

Karataş, S., Crocetti, E., Schwartz, S. J., & Rubini, M. (2020). Understanding adolescents’ acculturation processes: New insights from the intergroup perspective. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 172, 53-71. (IF = 2.364, Q3)*

Negru-Subtirica, O., Pop, E. I., Crocetti, E., & Meeus, W. (2020). Social comparison at school: Can GPA and personality mutually influence each other across time? Journal of Personality, 88, 555–567. (IF = 5.117, Q1)*

Vosylis, R., Žukauskienė, R., & Crocetti, E. (2020). Linking identity processes to spending self-control capacities in emerging adulthood: The mediating role of self-regulatory identity functions. Emerging Adulthood, 8 (5), 404-411. (IF = 1.560, Q3)*

Žukauskienė, R., Kaniušonytė, G, Nelson, L. J., Crocetti, E., Malinauskienė, O., Hihara, S., Sugimura, K. (2020). Objective and subjective aspects of transition to adulthood in emerging adults: Their mediating role in the explaining the link between parental trust and satisfaction with life. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37, 3006-3027. (IF = 3.039, Q2)*


Boele, S., Van der Graaff, J., de Wied, M., Van der Valk, I. E., Crocetti, E., & Branje, S. (2019). Linking parent–child and peer relationship quality to empathy in adolescence: A multilevel meta-analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(6), 1033-1055. (IF = 3.121, Q1)*

Borschel, E., Zimmermann, J., Crocetti, E., Noack, P., Meeus, W., Neyer, F. J. (2019). Me and you in a mobile world: The development of regional identity and personal relationships in young adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 55(5), pp. 1072-1087. (IF = 3.063, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Moscatelli, S., Kaniušonytė, G., Meeus, W., Žukauskienė, R., & Rubini, M. (2019). Developing morality, competence, and sociability in adolescence: A longitudinal study of gender differences. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(5), 1009-1021. (IF = 3.121, Q1)*

Erentaitė, R., Vosylis, R., Crocetti, E. (2019). Longitudinal associations of identity processing styles with pro-diversity and pro-equality values in adolescence. Child Development, 90, 1490-1502. (IF = 4.891, Q1)*

Kaniušonytė, G., Truskauskaitė-Kunevičienė, I., Žukauskienė, R., & Crocetti, E. (2019). Knowing who you are for not feeling lonely? A longitudinal study on identity and loneliness. Child Development, 90, 1579–1588. (IF = 4.891, Q1)*

Prati, F., Menegatti, M., Moscatelli, S., Kana Kenfack, C.S., Pireddu, S., Crocetti, E., Mariani, M.G., & Rubini, M. (2019). Are mixed gender committees less biased towards female and male candidates? An investigation of competence-, morality- and sociability-related terms in performance appraisal. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 38(5-6), 586-605. (IF = 1.162, Q2)*

Sugimura, K., Matsushima, K., Hihara, S., Takahashi, M., & Crocetti, E. (2019). A culturally sensitive approach to the relationships between identity formation and religious beliefs in youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(4), 668-679. (IF = 3.121, Q1)*

Tomba, E., Tecuta, L., Crocetti, E., Squarcio, F., Tomei, G. (2019). Residual eating disorder symptoms and clinical features in remitted and recovered eating disorder patients: A systematic review with meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52, 759-776. (IF = 3.688, Q1)*


Albarello***, F., Crocetti***., E., & Rubini, M. (2018). I and us: A longitudinal study on the interplay of personal and social identity in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 689-702. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0791-4 (IF = 3.259, Q1)*

Crocetti, E. (2018). Identity dynamics in adolescence: Processes, antecedents, and consequences. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(1), 11-23. doi:10.1080/17405629.2017.1405578 (IF = 1.667, Q3)*

Crocetti, E., Moscatelli, S., Kaniušonytė, G., Branje, S., Žukauskienė, R., & Rubini, M. (2018). Adolescents’ self-perception of morality, competence, and sociability and their interplay with quality of family, friend, and school relationships: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 1743–1754. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0864-z (IF = 3.259, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Prati, F., & Rubini, M. (2018). The interplay of personal and social identity. European Psychologist, 23 (4), 300–310. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000336 (IF = 2.167, Q2)*

Crocetti, E., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2018). The multifaceted nature of identity: Toward integrative perspectives on processes, pathways, and contexts. European Psychologist, 23 (4), 273–277. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000340 (IF = 2.167, Q2)*

Dimitrova, R., Buzea, C., Taušová, J., Uka, F., Zakaj, S., & Crocetti, E. (2018). Relationships between identity domains and life satisfaction in minority and majority youth in Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Kosovo, and Romania. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(1), 61-82. doi:10.1080/17405629.2017.1336997 (IF = 1.667, Q3)*

Mercer, N., Crocetti, E., Meeus, W., & Branje, S. (2018). An experimental investigation of the influence of deviant peers on own deviancy: A replication study. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 14, 429-438. doi:10.1007/s11292-017-9305-3 (IF = 2.818, Q1)*

Negru-Subtirica, O., Pop, E. I., & Crocetti, E. (2018). Good omens? The intricate relations between educational and vocational identity in adolescence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(1), 83-98. doi:10.1080/17405629.2017.1313160 (IF = 1.667, Q3)*

Sugimura, K., Crocetti, E., Hatano, K., Kaniušonytė, G., Hihara, S., & Žukauskienė, R. (2018). A cross-cultural perspective on the relationships between emotional separation, parental trust, and identity in adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 749-759. doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0819-4 (IF = 3.259, Q1)*

Van der Graaff, J., Carlo, G., Crocetti, E., Koot, H. M., Branje, S. (2018). Prosocial behavior in adolescence: Gender differences in development and links with empathy. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 1086–1099. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0786-1 (IF = 3.259, Q1)*

Vosylis, R., Erentaitė, R., & Crocetti, E. (2018). Global versus domain-specific identity processes: Which domains are more relevant for emerging adults? Emerging Adulthood, 6(1), 32-41. doi:10.1177/2167696817694698 (Q1)**

Žukauskienė, R., Truskauskaitė-Kunevičienė, I., Kaniušonytė, G., & Crocetti, E. (2018). How do Lithuanian adolescents address identity questions? A four-wave longitudinal study on change and stability in identity styles. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(1), 41-60. doi:10.1080/17405629.2017.1285762 (IF = 1.667, Q3)*

***Shared first authorship


Crocetti, E. (2017). Identity formation in adolescence: The dynamic of forming and consolidating identity commitments. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 145-150. doi:10.1111/cdep.12226 (IF = 3.207, Q1)*

Crocetti, E. (2017). Self and identity formation as embedded in the social context. Japanese Journal of Adolescent Psychology, 29, 1-16.

Crocetti, E., Branje, S., Rubini, M., Koot, H., & Meeus, W. (2017). Identity processes and parent-child and sibling relationships in adolescence: A five-wave multi-informant longitudinal study. Child Development, 88, 210–228. doi:10.1111/cdev.12547 (IF = 3.779, Q1)*

Menegatti, M., Crocetti, E., & Rubini, M. (2017). Do gender and ethnicity make the difference? Linguistic evaluation bias in primary school. Journal of Language & Social Psychology, 36, 415 – 437. doi:10.1177/0261927X17694980 (IF = 1.233, Q2)*

Mercer, N., Crocetti, E., Branje, S., & Meeus, W. (2017). Examining the relation between adolescent social anxiety, adolescent delinquency, and emerging adulthood relationship quality. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 30, 428-440. doi:10.1037/dev0000351 (IF = 2.064, Q2)*

Mercer, N., Crocetti, E., Branje, S., van Lier, P., & Meeus, W. (2017). Linking delinquency and personal identity formation across adolescence: Examining between- and within-person associations. Developmental Psychology, 53, 2182-2194. doi:10.1080/10615806.2016.1271875 (IF = 2.934, Q1)*

Negru-Subtirica, O., Pop. E. I., & Crocetti, E. (2017). A longitudinal integration of identity styles and educational identity processes in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 53, 2127-2138. doi:10.1037/dev0000325 (IF = 2.934, Q1)*


Crocetti, E. (2016). Systematic reviews with meta-analysis: Why, when, and how? Emerging Adulthood, 4 (1), 3-18. doi:10.1177/2167696815617076 (Q1)**

Crocetti, E., Beyers, W., & Çok, F. (2016). Shedding light on the dark side of identity: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 104-108. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.01.002 (IF = 1.795, Q3)*

Crocetti, E., Moscatelli, S., Van der Graaff, J., Keijsers, L., van Lier, P., Koot, H. M., Rubini, M., Meeus, W., & Branje, S. (2016). The dynamic interplay among maternal empathy, quality of mother-adolescent relationship, and adolescent antisocial behaviors: New insights from a six-wave longitudinal multi-informant study. PlosOne, 11(3): e0150009. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150009 (IF = 2.806, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Moscatelli, S., Van der Graaff, J., Rubini, M., Meeus, W., & Branje, S. (2016). The interplay of self-certainty and prosocial development in the transition from late adolescence to emerging adulthood. European Journal of Personality, 30(6), 594-607. doi:10.1002/per.2084 (IF = 3.707, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Rubini, M., Branje, S., Koot, H. M., & Meeus, W. (2016). Self-concept clarity in adolescents and parents: A six-wave longitudinal and multi-informant study on development and intergenerational transmission. Journal of Personality, 84(5), 580-593. doi:10.1111/jopy.12181 (IF = 3.590, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Van der Graaff, J., Moscatelli, S., Keijsers, L., Koot, H. M., Rubini, M., Meeus, W., & Branje, S. (2016). A longitudinal study on the effects of parental monitoring on adolescent antisocial behaviors: The moderating role of adolescent empathy. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 1726. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01726 (IF = 2.321, Q2)*

Dimitrova, R., Crocetti, E., Buzea, C., Kosic, M., Tair, E., Tausova, J., Uka, F., & Jordanov, V. (2016). The Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS): Measurement invariance and cross-national comparisons of youth from six European countries. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32 (2), 119-127. doi:10.1027/1015-5759/a000241 (IF = 2.328, Q2)*

Hale, W. W., Crocetti, E., Nelemans, S. A., van Lier, P. A. C., Koot, H. M., Meeus, W., & Branje, S. (2016). Mother and adolescent expressed emotion and adolescent internalizing and externalizing symptom development: A six-wave longitudinal study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 25 (6), 615-624. doi:10.1007/s00787-015-0772-7 (IF = 3.295, Q1)*

Hatano, K., Sugimura, K., & Crocetti, E. (2016). Looking at the dark and bright sides of identity formation: New insights from adolescents and emerging adults in Japan. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 156-168. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.09.008 (IF = 1.795, Q3)*

Mercer, N., Keijsers, L., Crocetti, E., Branje, S., & Meeus, W. (2016). Adolescent abstention from delinquency: Examining the mediating role of time spent with (delinquent) peers. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 947-962. doi:10.1111/jora.12246 (IF = 2.288, Q1)*

Morsünbül, Ü., Crocetti, E., Cok, F., & Meeus, W. (2016). Identity statuses and psychosocial functioning in Turkish youth: A person-centered approach. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 145-155. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.09.001 (IF = 1.795, Q3)*

Pop, E. I., Negru-Subtirica, O., Crocetti, E., Opre, A., & Meeus., W. (2016). On the interplay between academic achievement and educational identity: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 135-144. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.11.004 (IF = 1.795, Q3)*

Sica, L. S., Crocetti, E., Ragozini, G., Serafini, T., & Aleni Sestito, L. (2016). Future-oriented or present-focused? The role of social support and identity styles on ‘futuring’ in Italian late adolescents and emerging adults. Journal of Youth Studies, 19 (2), 183-203. doi:10.1080/13676261.2015.1059925 (IF = 1.440, Q1)*

Tagliabue, S., Crocetti, E., & Lanz, M. (2016). Emerging adulthood features and criteria for adulthood: Variable- and person-centered approaches. Journal of Youth Studies, 19(3), 374-388. doi:10.1080/13676261.2015.1074985 (IF = 1.440, Q1)*


Crocetti, E., Cieciuch, J., Gao, C. H., Klimstra, T., Lin, C. L., Matos, P. M., Morsünbül, Ü., Negru, O., Sugimura, K., Zimmermann, G., & Meeus, W. (2015). National and gender measurement invariance of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS): A ten-nation study. Assessment, 22 (6), 753-768. doi:10.1177/1073191115584969 (IF = 2.879, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Hale, W. W. III, Dimitrova, R., Abubakar, A., Gao, C. H., & Pesigan, I. J. A. (2015). Generalized anxiety symptoms and identity processes in cross-cultural samples of adolescents from the general population. Child & Youth Care Forum, 44, 159-174. doi:10.1007/s10566-014-9275-9 (IF = 1.000, Q4)*

Crocetti, E., Klimstra, T., Hale, W. W., Denissen, J. J. A., & Meeus, W. (2015). Personality and anxiety associations in adolescents and emerging adults. Social Inquiry into Well-Being, 1 (2), 1-11.

Crocetti, E., Tagliabue, S., Sugimura, K., Nelson, L., Takahashi, A., Niwa, T., Sugiura, Y., & Jinno, M. (2015). Perceptions of emerging adulthood: A study with Italian and Japanese university students and young workers. Emerging Adulthood, 3 (4), 229-243. doi:10.1177/2167696815569848 (Q1)**

Karaś, D., Cieciuch, J., Negru, O., & Crocetti, E. (2015). Relationships between identity and well-being in Italian, Polish, and Romanian emerging adults. Social Indicators Research, 121, 727-743. doi:10.1007/s11205-014-0668-9 (IF = 1.380, Q1)*

Magrin, M. E., D’Addario, M., Greco, A., Miglioretti, M., Sarini, M., Scrignaro, M., Steca, P., Vecchio, L., & Crocetti, E. (2015). Social support and adherence to treatment in hypertensive patients: A meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49, 307–318. doi:10.1007/s12160-014-9663-2 (IF = 4.195, Q1)*

Meca, A., Ritchie, R.A., Beyers, W., Schwartz, S.J., Picariello, S., Zamboanga, B.L., Hardy, S.A., Luyckx, K., Kim, S.Y., Whitbourne, S.K., Crocetti, E., Brown, E.J., & Benitez, C.G. (2015). Identity centrality and psychosocial functioning: A person-centered approach. Emerging Adulthood, 3, 327-339. doi:10.1177/2167696815593183 (Q1)**

Negru-Subtirica, O., Pop, E. I., & Crocetti, E. (2015). Developmental trajectories and reciprocal associations between career adaptability and vocational identity: A three-wave longitudinal study with adolescents. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 88, 131–142. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2015.03.004 (IF = 2.764, Q1)*

Schwartz, S. J., Hardy, S. A., Zamboanga, B. L., Meca, A., Waterman, A. S., Picariello, S., Luyckx, K., Crocetti, E., Kim, S. Y., Brittian, A. S., Roberts, S. E., Whitbourne, S. K., Ritchie, R. A., Brown, E. J., & Forthun, L. F. (2015). Identity in young adulthood: Links with mental health and risky behavior. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 36, 39-52. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2014.10.001 (IF = 1.400, Q3)*

Sugimura, K., Niwa, T., Takahashi, A., Sugiura, Y., Jinno, M., & Crocetti, E. (2015). Cultural self-construction and identity formation in emerging adulthood: A study on Japanese university students and workers. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(10), 1326-1346. doi:10.1080/13676261.2015.1039964 (IF = 0.973, Q2)*


Crocetti, E., Avanzi, L., Hawk, S. T., Fraccaroli, F., & Meeus, W. (2014). Personal and social facets of job identity: A person-centered approach. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 281-300. doi:10.1007/s10869-013-9313-x (IF = 2.075, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Erentaitė, R., & Žukauskienė, R. (2014). Identity styles, positive youth development, and civic engagement in adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 1818–1828. doi:10.1007/s10964-014-0100-4 (IF = 2.777, Q2)*

Crocetti, E., Garckija, R., Gabrialavičiūtė, I., Vosylis, R., & Žukauskienė, R. (2014). Reciprocal associations between identity and civic engagement in adolescence: A two-wave longitudinal study. International Journal of Developmental Science, 8, 115-124. doi:10.3233/DEV-1400139 (Q3)**

Crocetti, E., & Meeus, W. (2014) “Family comes first!” Relationships with family and friends in Italian emerging adults. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 1463–1473. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.02.012 (IF = 1.957, Q2)*

Luyckx, K., Seiffge-Krenke, I., Schwartz, S. J., Crocetti, E., & Klimstra, T. A. (2014). Identity configurations across love and work in emerging adults in romantic relationships. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 35, 192-203. doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2014.03.007 (IF = 1.185, Q4)*

Morsünbül, Ü., Crocetti, E., Cok, F., & Meeus, W. (2014). Brief Report: The Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS): Gender and Age Measurement Invariance and Convergent Validity of the Turkish Version. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 799-805. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.05.008 (IF = 1.957, Q2)*


Crocetti, E., Klimstra, T. A., Hale III, W. W., Koot, H. M., & Meeus, W. (2013). Impact of early adolescent externalizing problem behaviors on identity development in middle to late adolescence: A prospective 7-year longitudinal study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42 (11), 1745-1758. doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9924-6 (IF = 2.312, Q2)*

Crocetti, E., Sica, L. S., Schwartz, S. J., Serafini, T., & Meeus, W. (2013). Identity styles, processes, statuses, and functions: Making connections among identity dimensions. European Review of Applied Psychology, 63, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.erap.2012.09.001 (IF = 0.560, Q4)*


Avanzi, L., Cortini, M., Crocetti, E. (2012). When age matters: The role of teacher aging on job identity and organizational citizenship behaviors. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale/International Review of Social Psychology, 25 (3/4), 179-210. (IF = 0.289, Q4)*

Crocetti, E., Jahromi, P., & Buchanan, C. (2012). Commitment to community and political involvement: A cross-cultural study with Italian and American adolescents. Human Affairs, 22, 375-389. doi:10.2478/s13374-012-0031-2 (Q3)**

Crocetti, E., Jahromi, P., & Meeus, W. (2012). Identity and civic engagement in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 521-532. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.08.003 (IF = 1.882, Q2)*

Crocetti, E., Rabaglietti, E., & Sica, L. S. (2012). Personal identity in Italy. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 138, 87-102. doi:10.1002/cad.20023 (IF = 0.962, Q4)*

Crocetti, E., Schwartz, S., Fermani, A., Klimstra, T., & Meeus, W. (2012). A cross-national study of identity statuses in Dutch and Italian adolescents: Status distributions and correlates. European Psychologist, 17(3), 171-181. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000076 (IF = 0.794, Q3)*

Crocetti, E., Scrignaro, M., Sica, L. S., & Magrin, M. E. (2012). Correlates of identity configurations: Three studies with adolescent and emerging adult cohorts. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 732-748. doi:10.1007/s10964-011-9702-2 (IF = 2.695, Q2)*

Jahromi, P., Crocetti, E., & Buchanan, C. (2012). A cross-cultural examination of adolescent civic engagement: Comparing Italian and American volunteerism and political involvement. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 40 (1), 22–36. doi:10.1080/10852352.2012.633065 (Q3)**

Zimmermann, G., Biermann, E., Mantzouranis, G., Genoud, P. A., & Crocetti, E. (2012). Brief Report: The Identity Style Inventory (ISI-3) and the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS): Factor structure, reliability, and convergent validity in French-speaking college students. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 461–465. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.11.013 (IF = 1.882, Q2)*


Crocetti, E., Fermani, A., Pojaghi, B., & Meeus, W. (2011) Identity formation in adolescents from Italian, mixed, and migrant families. Child & Youth Care Forum, 40, 7-23. doi:10.1007/s10566-010-9112-8 (IF = 1.245, Q3)*

Crocetti, E., Luyckx, K., Scrignaro, M., & Sica, L. S., (2011). Identity formation in Italian emerging adults: A cluster-analytic approach and associations with psychosocial functioning. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8 (5), 558-572. doi:10.1080/17405629.2011.576858 (IF = 0.750, Q4)*

Hale, III, W. W., Crocetti, E., Raaijmakers, Q., & Meeus, W. (2011). A meta-analysis of the cross-cultural psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 80-90. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02285.x (IF = 4.281, Q1)*

***Article selected for review in the APA journal Clinician’s Research Digest: Briefings in behavioral sciences, Volume 29 (3), March 201.

Klimstra, T., Crocetti, E., Hale, W. W., Fermani, A., & Meeus, W. (2011). Big Five personality dimensions in Italian and Dutch adolescents: A cross-cultural comparison of mean-levels, sex differences, and associations with internalizing symptoms. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 285–296. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.03.002 (IF = 1.996, Q1)*

Klimstra, T., Crocetti, E., Hale, W. W., Kolman, A., Fortanier, E., & Meeus, W. (2011). Identity formation in juvenile delinquents and clinically referred youth. European Review of Applied Psychology, 61, 123-130. doi:10.1016/j.erap.2011.05.002 (IF = 0.519, Q4)*


Crocetti, E., & Shokri, O. (2010). Iranian validation of the Identity Style Inventory. International Journal of Testing, 10 (2), 185-199. doi:10.1080/15305050903534696

Crocetti, E., Schwartz, S., Fermani, A., & Meeus, W. (2010). The Utrecht Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS): Italian validation and cross-national comparisons. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 26 (3), 169–183. doi:10.1027/1015-5759/a000024 (IF = 1.824, Q2)*

Crocetti, E., Sica, L. S., Schwartz, S. J., Serafini, T., & Meeus, W. (2010). The Functions of Identity Scale: Validation in Italian late adolescents and emerging adults. TPM – Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 17 (2), 55–71. (Q4)** 


Crocetti, E., Hale, III, W. W., Fermani, A., Raaijmakers, Q., & Meeus, W. (2009). Psychometric properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) in the general Italian adolescent population: A validation and a comparison between Italy and The Netherlands. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(6), 824-829. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.04.003 (IF = 2.682, Q1)*

Crocetti, E., Klimstra, T., Keijsers, L., Hale III, W. W., & Meeus, W. (2009). Anxiety trajectories and identity development in adolescence: A five-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38 (6), 839-849. doi:10.1007/s10964-008-9302-y (IF = 1.383, Q3)*

Crocetti, E., Rubini, M., Berzonsky, M. D., & Meeus, W. (2009). Brief Report: The Identity Style Inventory: Validation in Italian adolescents and college students. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 425-433. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2008.04.002 (IF = 1.802, Q2)*

Fermani, A. Crocetti, E., Pojaghi, B., & Meeus, W. (2009). Relazione con i genitori e chiarezza del concetto di sé in adolescenti di diversa etnia [Parental relationships and self-concept clarity in adolescents from different ethnic groups]. INFAD Revista de Psicologia/ International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology, XXI, 1(1), 445-543.


Crocetti, E., Fermani, A., & Pojaghi, B. (2008). “To choose or not to choose?” An experience of action-research with adolescents. Gestalt Theory, 30 (4), 473 – 478.

Crocetti, E., & Palmonari, A. (2008). Adolescence and emerging adulthood: The relevance of Lewin’s thought. Gestalt Theory, 30 (4), 503 – 508.

Crocetti, E., Rubini, M., Luyckx, K., & Meeus, W. (2008). Identity formation in early and middle adolescents from various ethnic groups: From three dimensions to five statuses. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 983-996. doi:10.1007/s10964-007-9222-2 (IF = 1.316, Q2)*

Crocetti, E., Rubini, M., & Meeus, W. (2008). Capturing the dynamics of identity formation in various ethnic groups: Development and validation of a three-dimensional model. Journal of Adolescence, 31 (2), 207-222. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2007.09.002 (IF = 1.474, Q2)*

Articles in peer-reviewed Italian journals

Crocetti, E. (2007). Lo sviluppo dell’identità in adolescenza [Identity development in adolescence]. Psicologia Sociale, 2, 221-223. doi:10.1482/25061

Crocetti, E. (2018). La formazione dell’identità negli adolescenti “invisibili”: Una ricerca sugli adolescenti in carcere [Identity formation in «invisible» adolescents: A research on inmates]. Psicologia Sociale, 13, 75-86. doi: 10.1482/89429 (Q4)**

Crocetti, E. Fermani, A., Palmonari, A. (2013). Che ne è degli adolescenti che abbandonano la scuola? Percorsi identitari e ansia in adolescenti lavoratori e studenti [What’s about adolescents who drop out of school? Identity paths and anxiety in adolescent workers and students]. Orientamenti Pedagogici, 60 (1), 113-129.

Crocetti, E., Berzonsky, M., Meeus, W. (2012). A person-centered approach to identity styles. Bollettino di Psicologia Applicata, 263, 17-30.

Crocetti, E., Cherubini, E., Palmonari, A. (2009). Identità scolastica e rete sociale degli adolescenti [Educational identity and social network of adolescents]. Psicologia dell’Educazione e della Formazione, 11 (3), 73-101.

Crocetti, E., Cherubini, E., Palmonari, A. (2011). Percezione di sostegno sociale e stili di identità in adolescenza [Social support and identity styles in adolescence]. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 15 (2), 353-377.

Crocetti, E., Fermani, A., Pojaghi, B. (2009). Strategie di coping e sviluppo dell’identità scolastica in adolescenza [Coping strategies and educational identity in adolescence]. Età evolutiva, 92, 45-56.

Crocetti, E., Rubini, M., Palmonari, A. (2008). Attaccamento ai genitori e al gruppo dei pari e sviluppo dell’identità in adolescenti e giovani [Parental and peer attachment and identity development in adolescents and emerging adults]. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 2, 329-353 doi: 10.1482/89429

Crocetti, E., Rubini, M., Palmonari, A. (2008). Attaccamento ai genitori ed ai pari come fonte di benessere sociale [Parental and peer attachment as a source of social well-being]. Psicologia della Salute, 2, 63-79.

Fermani, A., Crocetti, E., Meeus, W. (2010). Attaccamento ai genitori e disagio emotivo in adolescenti appartenenti a famiglie italiane, miste e migranti: Un approccio multi-metodo [Parental attachment and emotional disease in adolescents from Italian, mixed, and migrant families]. Rivista di Studi Familiari, 2, 22-41.

Fermani, A., Crocetti, E., Pojaghi, B., Meeus, W. (2010). Rapporto con la famiglia e sviluppo del concetto di sé in adolescenza [Family relationships and development of the self-concept in adolescence]. Età Evolutiva, 97, 21-33.

Fermani, A., Muzi, M., Crocetti, E., Meeus, W. (2016). I genitori sono importanti per la chiarezza del concetto di sé? Studenti e lavoratori a confronto [Are parents important for self-concept clarity? A comparison of adolescent students and workers]. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 20, 55-80. doi:10.1449/83130 (Q4)**

Golfieri, F., & Crocetti, E. (2020) My dear family and friends, do I need both of you to navigate toward adulthood? The relationship between identification profiles and adjustment. Psicologia Sociale. (Q4)**

Rubini, M., Crocetti, E. (2018). Una o più identità? Articolando identità personale e sociale [One or more identities? Integrating personal and social identity]. Psicologia Sociale, 1, 25-41. doi: 10.1482/89426 (Q4)**

Other articles in Italian journals

Barbero Vignola, G., Bezze, M., Canali, C., Crocetti, E., De Leo, D., Eynard, M., Maurizio, R., Milan, G., Ongaro, F., Schiavon, M., Vecchiato, T. (2016). Crescere: Uno studio longitudinale per il benessere dell’infanzia [Crescere: A longitudinal study on adolescent well-being]. Studi Zancan, 1, 21-33.

Barbero Vignola, G., Crocetti, E. (2017). Adolescenti che cambiano tra relazioni familiari e autostima [Developing adolescents, between family relationships and self-esteem]. Studi Zancan, 4, 15-22.

Crocetti, E. (2014). Il contesto scolastico in adolescenza: Identità, benessere e dinamiche relazionali [The school context in adolescence: Identity, well-being, and relational dynamics]. Studi Zancan, 3, 1-7.

Crocetti, E., Palmonari, A. (2011). Quando il plurale è d’obbligo: I multiformi percorsi degli adolescenti e dei giovani [When the plural is a must: The multifaceted paths of adolescents and young people]. Studi Zancan, 5, 25-40.


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