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The Role of Social Support and Demographic Variables in Promoting Identity Achievement: The Case of College Students in Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 173-182
Received: Aug. 26, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 19, 2017; Published: Nov. 30, 2017
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Yitades Tesfaye, Department of Psychology, Institute of Education and Behavioural Science, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of identity achievement, and its relationship with social support of young adults in college. In addition, the study was aimed to investigate gender, and year of staying in college on identity achievement. Participants of this study were a total of 291 (114 male and female 177) first, second and third year college students of Gondar College of Teacher Education, who were selected using stratified sampling method. This study was conducted using Likert type scale i.e., Functional Identity Scale and Multidimensionality Scale of Adequacy of Social Support. Findings indicated that young adult college students had a moderate and above level of identity achievement. It was also found that the level of social support was strongly associated with identity achievement. Regarding years of stay in college, third, second and first year students found the absence of statistical mean difference on identity achievement. Finally, there was no gender difference in the identity achievement profile. Possible implications were discussed.
Identity Achievement, Social Support, Young Adult College Students
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Yitades Tesfaye, The Role of Social Support and Demographic Variables in Promoting Identity Achievement: The Case of College Students in Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 173-182. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20170606.16
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