Title

Examining Identity Styles and Religiosity Among Chilean Undergraduate Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2016

Abstract

This study tested Berzsonky’s theory of identity styles and identity commitment in predicting religiosity. Participants were university students (N = 320) from Chile who were surveyed with the ISI-3 and BRS-6 instruments to measure identity styles and religiosity. Path analysis was used to test the model, which suggested that the three identity styles all had direct effects on commitment. Commitment, in turn, had a direct effect on religiosity. Results revealed that normative, informational, and diffuse-avoidant styles had direct effects on identity commitment, with commitment having a direct effect on religiosity. Also, normative style was shown to have a direct effect on religiosity. Overall, results indicated that commitment is key in explaining religiosity from the perspective of Berzonsky’s theory.

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

290

Last Page

301

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2016.1238327

First Department

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Second Department

Graduate Psychology and Counseling