Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 525–537 | Cite as

From trust on intimacy: A new inventory for examining erikson's stages of psychosocial development

  • Doreen A. Rosenthal
  • Ross M. Gurney
  • Susan M. Moore


A new inventory for examining the first six of Erikson's psychosocial stages is described. The self-report questionnaire, developed in a pilot study of 97 adolescents and tested in a study of 622 adolescents, has 12 items for each subscale. Measures of reliability and validity are reported. It is concluded that the Erikson Psychosocial Stage Inventory (EPSI) is a useful measure for researchers interested in development from early adolescence and in mapping changes as a function of life events.


Pilot Study Health Psychology School Psychology Early Adolescence Mapping Change 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Doreen A. Rosenthal
    • 2
  • Ross M. Gurney
    • 2
  • Susan M. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMelbourne State CollegeAustralia
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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