National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

Identity development and locus of control among emerging adults in Jammu


Samridhi Arora, Charu Mohan, Rinky Jamwal

The present study was conducted with the aim to study the extent of ego identity, level of locus of control and to assess the relationship between identity development and locus of control among emerging adults. The sample comprised of 120 emerging adults equally divided among (60 males and 60 females) from the urban area of the Jammu city. Purposive sampling technique was used for the data collection. The tools used for the present study were Ego Identity Process Questionnaire and Locus of Control Scale. Data was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The results indicates that majority of the respondents were college students in the age group of 18-21 years. Analysis of Ego Identity Process Questionnaire revealed that the mean score of emerging adult males was more than female adults for exploration and commitment whereas majority of the respondents both males and females were high in commitment. A highly significant difference was found on commitment dimension of Ego Identity in context of gender. Results also revealed that female were higher than male on identity moratorium and foreclosed in comparison to lower than male on identity diffusion. There was no association between identity statuses of Ego Identity in context of gender. The mean score was higher for emerging adult males than females on all the identity statuses i.e. identity achieved, identity diffused, identity moratorium and identity foreclosed. A significant difference was found on identity diffused status with respect to gender. A highly significant difference was found on identity moratorium in context of gender. Analysis of Locus of Control Scale revealed that majority of the male and female respondents have average scores on level of powerful others and individual control as compared to highly significant association for both male and female on level of powerful others and chance control A highly significant difference was found on powerful others and chance control in context of gender. Results also depicted that there is insignificant correlation between Ego Identity and Locus of Control among emerging adults in context of gender. The study reveals there was negative significant correlation between exploration and commitment on level of powerful others and identity diffused have negative significant correlation with the locus of control of emerging adults with respect to gender. It further indicates that emerging adults have negative insignificant correlation with locus of control with respect to identity foreclosure, identity moratorium and identity achievement.
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Samridhi Arora, Charu Mohan, Rinky Jamwal. Identity development and locus of control among emerging adults in Jammu. National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 112-116
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