The study examined aspects of ego-identity development among black African students (N = 104; males = 42%;
females = 58%; mean age = 18.7 yr.; SD = 0.9). They completed an ego-identity development measure. Data was
analysed descriptively and also comparatively. Findings indicate that ego-identity development appear to be similar
between genders, although relatively higher in males than in females on trust, autonomy, initiative, industry and identity
stages. Results challenge the gendered bias discourse impressions regarding the influence of collectivistic cultures on
psychosocial development in patriarchal societies.