An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The present correlational, quantitative research aimed to examine the relationship between identity styles and conformity. To do so, a probability sample of 365 students were selected from Islamic Azad University – Shahr-e Rey Branch, Iran. among whom the conformity and identity styles questionnaires were distributed. The degrees of correlation between these two variables were determined by Pearson's bivariate correlation coefficient. The findings showed that there is a positive correlation between each of these identity styles and conformity. However, this relationship was only significant between the diffuse/avoidant identity style and conformity. The limitations and suggestions for further research are also mentioned in the present paper.