The Relationship Between Identity Styles and Career Indecision Among Iranian Female Adolescents

  • Mina Didehvar University of Calgary
  • Kaori Wada University of Calgary

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between identity styles and career indecision among Iranian female adolescents. A total of 126 female high school students aged 15 to 18 completed Farsi versions of the Berzonsky’s Identity Style Questionnaire (ISQ-6G) and the Career Decision Questionnaire (CDQ). Participants’ responses were examined using descriptive statistics and correlational analysis. Our findings demonstrated that both Informative and Normative identity styles were negatively associated with career indecision, whereas Diffuse-Avoidant identity style was positively associated with career indecision. We interpreted the results in the context of Iranian career literature, career development theories, identity formation theories, and the contradicting findings from an earlier study with American counterparts. Finally, we discussed implications for career education and counselling.

Author Biographies

Mina Didehvar, University of Calgary

Faculty of Education

Department of Counselling Psychology

Kaori Wada, University of Calgary
Assistant Professor, Department of Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education
Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
Didehvar, M., & Wada, K. (2020). The Relationship Between Identity Styles and Career Indecision Among Iranian Female Adolescents. Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology, 4(2), 106-112. Retrieved from https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ep/article/view/61657
Section
Research Briefs