• Using the IPSQ-Sort to Examine Identity Style of Mandarin speaking Adolescents

      Yang, Hai-yun (2011-08-16)
      Berzonsky (1992) described three identity processing styles (informational, normative, and diffuse/avoidant) which people use to manage identity challenges. Different people can utilize different styles to deal with identity crisis, but tend to favor one over the others. In this study, I translated a measure of identity processing style, the Identity Processing Style Q-sort (IPSQ-sort; Pittman, Kerpelman, Lamke, & Sollie, 2009) from English to Mandarin. A back translation technique was used to translate the items; this also included a review by the original author of the IPSQ-sort. Then, I evaluated the validity of the Mandarin version with college students from several universities in Taiwan. Keywords: