Adolescent egocentrism and cognitive functioning during late adolescence

Robert F. Rycek, Sherry L. Stuhr, Jacci McDermott, Jennifer Benker, Michelle D. Swartz

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The relationship between adolescent egocentrism and post-formal thinking was examined in 163 college undergraduates. Participants were administered the Imaginary Audience Scale and the Social Paradigm Belief Inventory. Results showed that females had higher levels of adolescent egocentrism than did males. A weak negative correlation between egocentrism and cognitive reasoning was found for females during late adolescence. The findings are consistent with Peterson and Roscoe's (1991) study of egocentrism in older adolescent females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-749
Number of pages5
Issue number132
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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