A Study of the Relationship between Identity Styles and Resilience in High School Students

Hojat Papy, Afsaneh Khagevand, Masoud Boroumand Nasab


The present research seeks to study the relationship between identity styles and resilience. The design of research is of a correlation type. The population under study includes students attending high schools in Andimeshk, a southwest city in Iran, in the school year 2012-2013. It consisted of 364 students (194 males and 170 females) selected through a multi-step cluster sampling method. Adams and Bennion’s Identity style Questionnaire (OMEIS) and Cather-Davidsons Resilience Scale(CD-RISC) were and administered to these students. The validity and reliability of these instruments were also established. Theresults of multiple regression indicated that among the identity styles, the advanced identity had a positive relationship with resilience. The results also showed that premature and deferred identities didn’t have any significant relationship with resilience. Altogether, the findings of the present research provide good evidence of the children’s identity styles on their resilience.

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