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Identity development in the domain of study and work

Developmental Psychology

This project covers many smaller studies, PhD projects and master theses over a period of 20 years. The common question concerns: how do young people find their way in the field of study and work? We studied secondary school students, university students of different faculites and universities, and young nurses.

Researchers and partners

Behavioural and Social Sciences, Psychology
Partners outside of the University of Groningen
  • Yvonne ten Hoeve, UMCG
  • Orientatietraject Noord (
  • Saxion Hogeschool


Selection of BA and MA student projects
  • commitment developmnet in young nurses
  • commitment development during practical traineeships psychology


  • Van der Gaag, M. A. E., de Ruiter, N. M.P., & Kunnen, E. S. (2016). Micro-level processes of identity development: intra-individual relations between commitment and exploration. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 38-47
  • Kunnen, E.S. (2014). The Effect of a Career Choice Guidance on Self-reported Psychological Problems, Frontiers. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00547
  • Kunnen, E. S. (2013). The effects of career choice guidance on identity development. Education research international.

University's focus areas

  • Healthy Ageing
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