ERIC Number: EJ914549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Cross-Cultural Investigation of the Link between Identity Processing Styles and the Actual Work of Identity in the Career Domain
Eryigit, Suna; Kerpelman, Jennifer L.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v40 n1 p43-64 Feb 2011
The current study investigated and compared the associations between identity processing styles and the actual work of identity formation in the career domain in two national contexts, the US and Turkey. Identity styles represent individuals' orientations to identity work, and were measured by the Identity Processing Styles Q-Sort (IPSQ). The actual work of identity indicates engagement in exploration and commitment activities at multiple levels; and was measured by an adapted version of the Dimensions of Identity Development Scale (DIDS). In the current study, the actual work of identity was examined in the career domain only. The effects of gender and work status while in school on identity formation process in two national contexts also were examined. Results of the current study showed that the associations between identity processing styles and the actual work of identity are consistent across the two contexts, except that there is a stronger relation between informational style and identity work in Turkey; the impact of gender and work status on the actual work of identity also differed across contexts. The similarities and differences across the American and Turkish samples are discussed within the framework of broader contextual differences.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Careers, Identification, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Models, Career Development, Career Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey; United States