An Examination of the Relationship amongst Decision-Making Strategies and Ego Identity Statuses

Bacanli F.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.37, sa.163, ss.17-28, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 163
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-28


The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of the relations amongst four general decision making styles and ego identity statuses. Measures of Decision- Making Strategies (Kuzgun, 2005) and Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status- EOM- EIS (Oskay, 1997) were administrated to 298 Turkish freshmen university students (168 female and 130 male). A canonical analysis was performed to examine the relationships between the two sets of the variables. The results indicated that identity- achievement status was positively related to rational decision- making style, but it was negatively related to dependent and indecisiveness styles. Diffusion, foreclosure and moratorium statuses were positively related to the intuitive and indecisiveness styles. The results were discussed in relation to the relevant literature and the suggestions were presented for future research.