The goal of the current study was to assess possible changes in identity upon becoming a caregiver to another adult. Caregivers of adults (N= 9) completed an online, anonymous survey. A significant change in Identity Commitment was found from pre to post caregiving. Three participants went from a Foreclosed Identity Status pre caregiving to a Diffused Identity Status post caregiving, and one participant went from an Achieved Identity Status to a Moratorium Identity Status. However, no consistent trends in responses were found among these participants, suggesting further research with a larger sample size is needed.
Berman, Steven L.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Kelly, Mackenzie, "Identity Development and Reconstruction Among Caregivers" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1026.