Construction of identity and mechanisms with which it reaches vocational maturity lead adolescents to explore their interests and to make adequate choice. The objective of the contribution is to value the role of identity, congruence of interests and coping strategies as predictive variables to decision making. The research involved 350 students, attending the 4th and the 5th year of senior secondary schools. They completed Ego Identity Process Questionnaire, Self-Directed Search, General Decision Making Style and Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced. Results indicate that the profile of interests is higher in adolescents with Achievement identity; a positive correlation between identity-moratorium status, intuitive decision making style and dependent coping strategy is noticed. Suggestions are being presented for future research.

Influence of identity, congruence of interest and coping strategy on decision making process

PELLERONE, MONICA
2015

Abstract

Construction of identity and mechanisms with which it reaches vocational maturity lead adolescents to explore their interests and to make adequate choice. The objective of the contribution is to value the role of identity, congruence of interests and coping strategies as predictive variables to decision making. The research involved 350 students, attending the 4th and the 5th year of senior secondary schools. They completed Ego Identity Process Questionnaire, Self-Directed Search, General Decision Making Style and Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced. Results indicate that the profile of interests is higher in adolescents with Achievement identity; a positive correlation between identity-moratorium status, intuitive decision making style and dependent coping strategy is noticed. Suggestions are being presented for future research.
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