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Waco students present research

Tarleton State University

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

WACO, Texas—Meridith Moffatt and Lauren Hickox, psychology students attending classes in Waco, presented research at conference meetings of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Research on Human Development, held in Austin on consecutive weekends in March.

Moffatt presented a poster titled “Identity Development at a University Center: A Self-Transformative Model.” The study examined relations between the processes by which students form a positive sense of identity and the processes by which they pursue academic goals. Moffatt also co-presented a poster on academic predictors of identity-related distress.

Hickox presented a poster titled “Identity Commitment and Academic Motivation: A Study of Nontraditional Students.” The study examined links between commitment to a life direction and motivation for going to college in a sample of college students identified as nontraditional using criteria from the National Center for Educational Statistics.

Moffatt and Hickox are preparing their work for journal submission.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dr. Kyle Eichas

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