The relationship between emotional problems with self-identity in adolescents

Dhaifina Dini Ghassani Rizki, Budi Anna Keliat

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Adolescents experience changes in the development of their emotional aspects that can affect the development of their self-identity. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between emotional problems and self-identity in adolescents. This study used a descriptive-correlational research design with stratified-cluster sampling and purposive sampling with 265 samples. The data were collected using the Strength and Difficulty Questionnaire (SDQ) and Identity Function Scale. The data analysis using the gamma correlation test. Most senior high school adolescents in East Jakarta had a normal emotional category and identity moratorium in the self-identity category. Emotional problems had a significant relationship with self-identity (p < 0.05). Promotion and prevention of self-identity by Therapeutic Group Therapy and emotional problems by emotional management techniques, cognitive and behavior therapy, and assertive training should be done. The interventions must be carried out by competent nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S161-S164
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Adolescent
  • Emotional problems
  • Self-identity


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