Effects of Self-Image on Identity Status Among Turkish Adolescents


Cetin F. C. , Ulay H. T.

ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, vol.1, no.1, pp.88-93, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/2210676611101010088
  • Title of Journal : ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-93

Abstract

The concepts of identity and self-image are realms of two different theories, but both are frequently used and are very helpful in understanding adolescents. The present study explores the relation of the self-image with identity status among 364 Turkish adolescents of varied socioeconomic status. The results show that adolescents from low socioeconomic status have more negative self-images on all measures and those from upper socioeconomic status are differentiated from those of middle and lower SES by having a more positive sense of identity. The main effects of sense of identity are seen in the emotional tone, body-image, social relations, family relations, and vocational-educational goals aspects of self-image.