عنوان مقاله [English]
This study was aimed to investigate the structural model of national identity, religious identity, with self esteem and the mediating role of ego identity status. In present study the fitness of the two models were tested. In the both models the role of identity status as a mediator variable was measured. The first model was designed to examine the relation of accepting national identity and religious identity with self esteem. The second model was designed to explore the relation of rejecting national identity and rejecting religious identity with self esteem. All participants were asked to complete National and Religious Identity Questionnaires (developed by Rahiminezhad and Ahmadi, 1995), Farsi Version of Adams’ Ego Identity Questionnaire (1986; EOM-EIS 2), and Farsi translated Cooper Smith Self Esteem Scale (1981). Using path analysis revealed that there were good fitness for the first model and rather good model for the second one Other findings revealed that in the model one, the highest amount of the indirect positive effect of accepting religious identity on self-steem with mediating role of identity achievement status equaled to 0.44. In the model two, also the highest indirect coefficient for the negative effect of rejecting identity on sefl-steem was -0.06.