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identity

a means of portraying arithmetically the enduring equality between two (or more) VARIABLES that are equal by definition. For example, £1 = 100p (or $1 = 100¢), and no matter how many pounds (or dollars) we have, they can always be converted into pennies (or cents) by multiplying by 100. Identities are generally given a three-bar ‘identity’ sign (=) to indicate that the value to the left of the three bars is identical to the value to the right of the sign. The QUANTITY THEORY OF MONEY is one of the best-known examples of an identity in economics, written as:

where M is the money stock, V is the velocity of circulation of money, P is the general price level and T is the number of transactions undertaken. See EQUATION.

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They were also asked to indicate their opinions and behaviors with respect to referral program involvement and ego identity characteristics.
Structure of the Sense of Identity in Adolescents : Development of the Multidimensional Ego Identity Scale(MF.IS).
In waking consciousness, we have societal and moral obligations that can make us feel "wrong" in our choices or thoughts, but in dreams, nothing is "off limits." We are allowed to experience that which is already in us, that which can help us form our ego identity, leading to intimacy with others.
Furthermore, issues around how master narratives affect ego identity become increasingly complex for immigrants and other marginalized groups in society.
Similar to Marcia's (1966; 1987) model of Ego Identity Development, Worthington, Savoy, Dillon, and Vemaglia (2002) proposed that heterosexual identity development begins in a state of unexplored commitment.
A revision of the extended version of the objective measure of ego identity status: An identity instrument for use with late adolescents.
One psychosocial resource we analyzed was ego identity. The central task during the emerging adult years is the formation of a coherent and mature self-conception and distinctive religious beliefs (Arnett, 2007; Erikson, 1968).
Identity was assessed with the Ego Identity Process Questionnaire (EIPQ; Balistreri, Busch-Rossnagel, & Geisinger, 1995).
The adolescent crisis of ego identity versus role confusion, when resolved, enables individuals to integrate all the images about oneself into a personal identity and consolidate various roles one has to play (Erikson, 1968).
Marcia's work differs from Erikson's work in 'ego identity', to which I will return later in the paper, by contextualising identity development within a variety of life domains including cultural and social contexts.
Finally, for personal characteristics, the Ego Identity Process Questionnaire was used to measure identity.