Designing Girls’ Integrated Identity Model Based on Successful Lived Experiences

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate, . Department of Counselling, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Counseling Department, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Counseling Department, Allameh Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Measurement and Measurement Department, Allameh Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran


Young females face the challenge of conflict between various levels of identity, whereas integrated identity is necessary for optimal performance in both social and psychological contexts. As a result, the intervention route is prepared by understanding the different aspects of it. In this study, the qualitative method and purposeful sampling have been utilized. For this purpose, semi-structured interview has been conducted on twenty young females nineteen to twenty four years old who have experienced identity challenges. For analyzing the data, interviews were categorized in three stages and paradigm model of Corbin and Strauss were driven based on the model of grounded theory the validity of it has been assessed. The Causal conditions including the psychological distress and effective confrontation with the divine worldview, and the consequence of strategies revealed the characteristics of belief and practice in religion, which explains its pervasive and infrastructural nature in development of the integrated and sustainable identity, indicating the characteristic of the third-order change. Strategies, contextual conditions and intervening conditions were analyzed.


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Volume 17, Issue 60
Autumn Quarterly
September 2022
Pages 49-81
  • Receive Date: 21 September 2021
  • Revise Date: 24 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 25 January 2022