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