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Identity Salience

What is meant by the self and identity salience?

What  is meant by the self and identity salience?

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Identity salience is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as the degree to which your idea of your self is in harmony with the role you are preforming; the corresponding degree to which you invest effort in the role; and the ultimate degree to which you then succeed in that role:

Important in identity theory because the salience we attach to our identities influences how much effort we put into each role and how well we perform in each role. (Desrochers & Thompson)

This is related to the idea of integrity as it relates to being whole, entire and undiminished. What the definition of identity salience...

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