Identity Use theory and research to analyze adolescent identity in respect ot a significant life domain, such as career or relationhips.

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You might be interested in looking at the work of Erik Erickson who postulated a theory of personal development according to "crisis moments".

An individual passes through a number of "identity situations" which are mainly defined by that individual's view of self in relation to others.

This is a relationship oriented theory of identity that could be just right for your research.

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Adolescent identity is greatly affected by relationships. There is almost nothing more important to adolescents than who they hang around with, and they are easily influenced. Identity is being formed at this age, and therefore individual relationships can have lifelong influences.
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