Jennifer L. Kerpelman, Ph.D.

Jennifer L. Kerpelman, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1994
(334) 844-3791 | 210 Spidle Hall

Selected Publications:

Kerpelman, J. L., McElwain, A.D.*, Pittman, J.F., & Adler-Baeder, F. (2013). Engagement in risky sexual behavior: Adolescents’ perceptions of self and the parent-child relationship matter, Journal of Youth and Society. Online DOI: 10.1177/0044118X13479614

Pittman, J. F., Kerpelman, J. L., Soto, J. R.*, & Adler-Baeder, F. M. (2012). Identity exploration in the dating domain: The role of attachment dimensions and parenting practices. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1485- 1499.

Kerpelman, J.L., Pittman, J. F., Saint-Eloi Cadely, H.*, Tuggle, F. J.*, Harrell-Levy, M. K.*, & Adler-Baeder, F. M. (2012). Identity and intimacy during adolescence: Connections among identity styles, romantic attachment and identity commitment. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1427-1439.

Stringer, K.*, Kerpelman, J. L., & Skorikov, V. B. (2012). A Longitudinal examination of career preparation and adjustment during the transition from high school. Developmental Psychology. 48,1343-1354.

Paulk, A.*, Pittman, J. F., Kerpelman, J. L., & Adler-Baeder, F. (2011). Associations between dimensions of security in romantic relationships and interpersonal competence among dating and non-dating high school adolescents. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 1027-1047.

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H.*, Pittman, J. F., Kerpelman, J. L., & Adler-Baeder, F. (2011). The role of identity styles and academic possible selves on academic outcomes for high-school students. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 11, 267-288.

Eryigit, S.*, & Kerpelman, J. L. (2011). Cross-cultural investigation of the link between identity processing styles and identity formation behaviors. Child and Youth Care Forum, 40, 43-64.

Pittman, J. F., Keiley, M. K., Kerpelman, J. L., & Vaughn, B. E. (2011). Attachment, identity, and intimacy: Parallels between Bowlby's and Erikson's paradigms. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 3, 32-46.

Harrell-Levy, M.*, & Kerpelman, J. L. (2010). Identity process and transformative pedagogy: Teachers as agents of identity formation. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research. 10, 79-91.

Kerpelman, J. L., Pittman, J. F., Adler-Baeder, F., Stringer, K. J.*, Eryigit, S.*, Cadely, H. S.*, Harrell-Levy, M.* (2010). What adolescents bring to and learn from relationships education classes: Does social address matter? Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. 9, 95-112.

Kerpelman, J. L., Pittman, J. F., Adler-Baeder, F., Eryigit, S.*, & Paulk, A. L.* (2009). Evaluation of a statewide youth- focused relationships education curriculum. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 1359-1370.

Pittman, J.F., Kerpelman, J. L., Lamke, L. K., & Sollie, D.L. (2009). Development and validation of a q-sort measure of identity processing style: The Identity Processing Style Q-sort. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 1239-1265.

Kerpelman, J., Eryigit, S.* & Stephens, C.* (2008). African American adolescents' future education orientation: Associations with self-efficacy, ethnic identity, and perceived parental support. Journal Youth and Adolescence, 37, 997-1008.

Kerpelman, J. L., Pittman, J. F., & Adler-Baeder, F. (2008). Identity as a moderator of intervention-related change: Identity style and adolescents' responses to relationships education. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 8, 151-171.

Adler-Baeder, F., Kerpelman, J. L., Schramm, D. G.*, Higgenbotham, B.*, & Paulk, A.* (2007). The impact of relationship education on adolescents of diverse backgrounds. Family Relations, 56, 291-303.

Kerpelman, J. & White, L.* (2006). Interpersonal identity and social capital: The importance of commitment for low income, rural African American adolescents. Journal of Black Psychology, 32, 219-242.

(*denotes student co-author)