Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status-Revised Version (EOM-EIS)

Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status-Revised Version (EOM-EIS)
Adams‚ Shea & Fitch (1979). Bennion & Adams‚ 1986
 
Adams‚ Shea & Fitch (1979)
1.    I haven’t really considered politics. They just don’t excite me much.
2.    I might have thought about a lot of different things but there has never really been a decision since my parents said what they wanted.
3.    When it comes to religion I just haven’t found any that I’m really into myself.
4.    My parents had it decided a long time ago what I should go into and I’m following their plans.
5.    There are so many different political parties and ideals. I can’t decide which to follow until I figure it all out.
6.    I don’t give religion much thought and it doesn’t bother me one way or the other.
7.    I guess I’m pretty much like my folks when it comes to politics. I follow what they do in terms of voting and such.
8.    I haven’t chosen the occupation I really want to get into‚ but I’m working toward becoming a _____ until something better comes along.
9.    A person’s faith is unique to each individual. I’ve considered and reconsidered it myself and know what I can believe.
10.It took me a long time to decide but now I know for sure what direction to move in for a career.
11.I really never was involved in politics enough to have to make a firm stand one way or the other.
12.I’m not so sure what religion means to me. I’d like to make up my mind but I’m not done looking yet.
13.I’ve thought my political beliefs through and realize I may or may not agree with many of my parent’s beliefs.
14.It took me awhile to figure it out‚ but now I really know what I want for a career.
15.Religion is confusing to me right now. I keep changing my views on what is right and wrong to me.
16.I’m sure it will be pretty easy for me to change my occupational goals when something better comes along.
17.My folks have always had their own political and moral beliefs about issues like abortion and mercy killing and I’ve always gone along accepting what they have.
18.I’ve gone through a period of serious questioning about faith and can now say I understand what I believe in as an individual.
19.I’m not sure about my political beliefs‚ but I’m trying to figure out what I can truly believe in.
20.I just can’t decide how capable I am as a person and what jobs I’ll be right for.
21.I attend the same church as my family has always attended. I’ve never really questioned why.
22.I just can’t decide what to do for an occupation. There are so many possibilities.
23.I’ve never really questioned my religion. If it’s right for my parents it must be right for me.
24.Politics are something that I can never be too sure about because things change so fast. But I do think it’s important to know what I believe in.
Bennion & Adams‚ 1986
1.    I haven’t chosen the occupation I really want to get into‚ and I’m just working at what is available until something better comes along.
2.    When it comes to religion I just haven’t found anything that appeals and I don’t really feel the need to look.
3.    My ideas about men’s and women’s roles are identical to my parents’.
1.    What has worked for them will obviously work for me.
4.    There’s no single “life style” which appeals to me more than another.
5.    There are a lot of different kinds of people. I’m still exploring the many possibilities to find the right kind of friends for me.
6.    I sometimes join in recreational activities when asked‚ but I rarely try anything on my own.
7.    I haven’t really thought about a “dating style.” I’m not too concerned Whether I date or not.
8.    Politics is something that I can never be too sure about because things change so fast. But I do think it’s important to know what I can politically stand for and believe in.
9.    I’m still trying to decide how capable I am as a person and what work will be right for me.
10.I don’t give religion much thought and it doesn’t bother me one way or the other.
11.There’s so many ways to divide responsibilities in marriage‚ I’m trying to decide what will work for me.
12.I’m looking for an acceptable perspective for my own “life style‚” but haven’t really found it yet.
13.There are many reasons for friendship‚ but I choose my close friends on the basis of certain values and similarities that I’ve personally decided on.
14.While I don’t have one recreational activity I’m really committed to‚ I’m experiencing numerous leisure outlets to identify one I can truly enjoy.
15.Based on past experiences‚ I’ve chosen the type of dating relationship I want now.
16.I haven’t really considered politics. It just doesn’t excite me much.
17.I might have thought about a lot of different jobs‚ but there’s never really been any question since my parents said what they wanted.
18.A person’s faith is unique to each individual. I’ve considered and reconsidered it myself and know what I can believe.
19.I’ve never really seriously considered men’s and women’s roles in marriage. It just doesn’t seem to concern me.
20.After considerable thought I’ve developed my own individual viewpoint of what is for me an ideal “life style” and don’t believe anyone will be likely to change my perspective.
21.My parents know what’s best for me in terms of how to choose my friends.
22.I’ve chosen one or more recreational activities to engage in regularly from lots of things and I’m satisfied with those choices.
23.I don’t think about dating much. I just kind of take it as it comes.
24.I guess I’m pretty much like my folks when it comes to politics.
2.    I follow what they do in terms of voting and such.
25.I’m not really interested in finding the right job‚ any job will do.
3.    I just seem to flow with what is available.
26.I’m not sure what religion means to me. I’d like to make up my mind but I’m not done looking yet.
27.My ideas about men’s and women’s roles have come right for my parents and family. I haven’t seen any need to look further.
28.My own views on a desirable life style were taught to me by my parents and I don’t see any need to question what they taught me.
29.I don’t have any real close friends‚ and I don’t think I’m looking for one right now.
30.Sometimes I join in leisure activities‚ but I really don’t see a need to look for a particular activity to do regularly.
31.I’m trying out different types of dating relationships. I just haven’t decided what is best for me.
32.There are so many different political parties and ideals. I can’t decide which to follow until I figure it all out.
33.It took me a while to figure it out‚ but now I really know what I want for a career.
34.Religion is confusing to me right now. I keep changing my views on what is right and wrong for me.
35.I’ve spent some time thinking about men’s and women’s roles in marriage and I’ve decided what will work best for me.
36.In finding an acceptable viewpoint to life itself‚ I find myself engaging in a lot of discussions with others and some self-exploration.
37.I only pick friends my parent would approve of.
38.I’ve always liked doing the same recreational activities my parents do and haven’t ever seriously considered anything else.
39.I only go out with the type of people my parents expect me to date.
40.I’ve thought my political beliefs through and realize I can agree with some and not other aspects of what my parents believe.
41.My parents decided a long time ago what I should go into for employment and I’m following through their plans.
42.I’ve gone through a period of serious questions about faith and can now say I understand what I believe in as an individual.
43.I’ve been thinking about the roles that husbands and wives play a lot these days‚ and I’m trying to make a final decision.
44.My parents’ views on life are good enough for me‚ I don’t need anything else.
45.I’ve had many different friendships and now I have a clear idea of what I look for in a friend.
46.After trying a lot of different recreational activities I’ve found one or more I really enjoy doing by myself or with friends.
47.My preferences about dating are still in the process of developing. I haven’t fully decided yet.
48.I’m not sure about my political beliefs‚ but I’m trying to figure out what I can truly believe in.
49.It took me a long time to decide but now I know for sure what direction to move in for a career.
50.I attend the same church as my family has always attended.
4.    I’ve never really questioned why.
51.There are many ways that married couples can divide up family responsibilities. I’ve thought about lots of ways‚ and now I know exactly how I want it to happen for me.
52.I guess I just kind of enjoy life in general‚ and I don’t see myself living by any particular viewpoint to life.
53.I don’t have any close friends. I just like to hang around with the crowd.
54.I’ve been experiencing a variety of recreational activities in hope of finding one or more I can really enjoy for some time to come.
55.I’ve dated different types of people and know exactly what my own “unwritten rules” for dating are and who I will date.
56.I really have never been involved in politics enough to have made a firm stand one way or the other.
57.I just can’t decide what to do for an occupation. There are so many possibilities.
58.I’ve never really questioned my religion. If it’s right for my parents it must be right for me.
59.Opinions on men’s and women’s roles seem so varied that I don’t think much about it.
60.After a lot of self-examination I have established a very definite view on what my own life style will be.
61.I really don’t know what kind of friend is best for me. I’m trying to figure out exactly what friendship means to me.
62.All of my recreational preferences I got from my parents and I haven’t really tried anything else.
63.I date only people my parents would approve of.
64.My folks have always had their own political and moral beliefs about issues like abortion and mercy killing and I’ve always gone along accepting what they have.
diffusion (alpha .68); foreclosure (alpha .90); moratorium (alpha .73); and achievement (alpha .66). The scales’ stability coefficients range from .82 to .90 across a 2-week interval (Servaty‚ 1997)
 
1= strongly agree‚ 2 = moderately agree‚ 3 = agree‚ 4 = disagree‚ 5 = moderately disagree‚ 6 = strongly disagree
 
This instrument can be found online at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/ch‎argadams/OMEIS_manual.pdf
 

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