• Vol 24, No 1 (2020)
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The Role of Cultural Orientation in Adolescent Identity Formation: Self-Construal as a Mediator

Darmawan Muttaqin


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Muttaqin, D. (2019). The Role of Cultural Orientation in Adolescent Identity Formation: Self-Construal as a Mediator. Makara Human Behavior Studies In Asia, 24(1), 7-16. DOI:10.7454/hubs.asia.1050719
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Darmawan Muttaqin - Faculty of Psychology, University of Surabaya, Surabaya 60293, Indonesia
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Cultural context has become one of the key factors in identity formation. Differences in cultural orientation cause differences in self-construal which influence identity formation. This research examined the role of self-construal as a mediator of the role cultural orientation in identity formation. This study recruited 569 participants aged 18-21 years old. The Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale, Culture Orientation Scale, and Self-Construal Scale were used to measure identity formation, cultural orientation, and self-construal. The results indicated that interdependent self-construal could mediate the role cultural orientation in identity formation and that significant others are important in identity formation.