“The various identities that comprise the self… are ranked. The highest are most likely to be invoked in situations that involve different aspects of the self.” (Andreassi, Desrochers & Sargent).
See Identity Salience.

As defined by Andreassi, Desrochers & Sargent in Identity Theory, a Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia entry. Retrieved  from the Sloan Work and Family Research Network website: