Identity dimensions and self-esteem as predictors of school attachment in adolescence period

Ümit Morsünbül, Pınar Çetiner


The aim of this study is to investigate whether identity dimensions and self-esteem significantly predict the level of school attachment. The study group consisted of 185 female (62.7%) and 110 male (37.3%) who were studying at High School in Uşak province and they accepted to participate in the study as voluntary. Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale, School Attachment Scale for Children and Adolescents and Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale were used to collect data. According to regression analysis results identity dimensions and self-esteem significantly predicted attachment to school, attachment to teacher and attachment to friend. Cultural, educational, artistic and sportive activities should be planned to enable students to realize their potential for a healthy identity development and self-esteem.


School attachment; Self-esteem; Identity dimensions

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