The Relationship of Identity Styles and Psychological, Social and Emotional Well-beings: the Mediating role of Commitment and Accepting Religious Identity

Document Type : Research Paper



The identity styles are considered as one of  the important factors of predicting well-being. The aim of this research was to study the relation of identity styles and psychological, social and emotional well-being and the role of commitment and accepting religious identity. The numbers of 320 (125 male, 193 female and 2 person without answer) students from different faculties of University of Tehran were randomly selected in multistage cluster sampling procedure. The fourth version of Identity Style Inventory (ISI-4) and Religious Identity of Rahiminezhad and Ahmadi and Keyes well-being questionnaires were used. Both models were analyzed With Path analysis. The results showed: a) the commitment and religious identity had mediating role between informational identity and four kinds of well-beings; b) the commitment and religious identity also showed mediating role between normative identity and four kinds of well-beings. As a conclusion, in the first model (informative style) commitment showed more predicting role for well-being than religious identity. And in the second model (normative style) the role of mediators were reversed. In both models the commitment as mediating factor showed more indirect relation to psychological well-being and accepting religious identity as mediating factors showed more indirect relation to social well-being.