Identity Achievement: Definition & Example


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Which identity status is characterized by high commitment and high exploration?

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1. Beth is a 17-year-old who grew up in a small, religious town in Ohio. Everyone in Beth's community and family expects her to get married and be a stay-at-home wife. Beth accepts and abides by everyone's expectations without questioning. Beth is most likely at which identity status?

2. John grew up a small town. His parents expect him to graduate high school, go to college, and return home to work in the family business. John, however, is not so sure what he wants to do. He has spent a lot of time trying out new sports. He recently joined the chess club at his school. John even started hanging out with a different crowd of people. When asked about his future, John says that he 'doesn't know what the future will bring' and wants to 'get my feet wet and keep my options open.' John is most likely in which identity status?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will evaluate your knowledge of the processes people go through to come into their identity. Questions give examples of identity statuses, and you have to choose the correct one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Identity status characterized by high commitment and high exploration
  • An untrue statement concerning identity statuses
  • Identity achievement
  • Identity status characterized by accepting the expectations of others

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on identity achievement
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as identity foreclosure and identity achievement
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding identity moratorium

Additional Learning

Watch the lesson titled Identity Achievement: Definition & Example to increase your knowledge of this concept. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Examine the four identity statuses
  • Explore how the statuses interact with one another
  • Identify the two conditions that identity status depend on
  • Examine an example of identity achievement