The Role of Social Support And Some Selected Socio-Demographic Variables In Promoting The Identity Achievement of Young Adults: The Case Of Students In Gondar College Of Teacher Education.
Â Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of identity achievement, and its relationship with social support of young adults in college. In addition, the study was aimed to investigate gender, and year of staying in college on identity achievement.
Methods: Participants of this study were a total of 291 (114 male and female177) first, second and third year college students of Gondar College of Teacher Education, who were selected using stratified sampling method. This study was conducted using Likert type scale i.e., Functional Identity Scale and Multidimensionality Scale of Adequacy of Social Support.
Results and Conclusions: Findings indicated that young adult college students had a moderate and above level of identity achievement. It was also found that the level of social support was strongly associated with identity achievement. Regarding years of stay in college, third, second and first year students found the absence of statistical mean difference on identity achievement. Finally, there was no gender difference in the identity achievement dimension. Possible implications were discussed.
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