Can Various Identity Statuses Justify Iranian Adolescents’ Psychopathology?

  • Marzieh Norozpour
  • Banafsheh Gharraee
  • Mojtaba Habibi
  • Ahmad Ashouri
  • Nasim Mousavi


The present research aims to study the personality profile of adolescents in different identity statuses using “Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory- Adolescent” (MMPI-A); it then attempts to answer the question whether there are any significant differences between these profiles at different identity statuses. To this end, 506 adolescents (273 male and 233 female), who aged 15 to 18 years old, answered MMPI-A and Ego Identity Process Questionnaires. The obtained results indicated that adolescents’ personality profile was within the normal range for identity statuses of foreclosure, moratorium, and diffusion. Also, the score of adolescents who were in any of these statuses did not reveal any significant difference. This study shows that MMPI-A can assess adolescents’ psychopathology through their various identity statuses.


Identity status Psychopathology Adolescent 


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Conflict of Interest

M. Norozpour declares that she has no conflict of interest. B. Gharraee declares that she has no conflict of interest. M. Habibi declares that he has no conflict of interest. A. Ashouri declares that he has no conflict of interest. N. Mousavi declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzieh Norozpour
    • 1
  • Banafsheh Gharraee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mojtaba Habibi
    • 3
  • Ahmad Ashouri
    • 1
  • Nasim Mousavi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Tehran Psychiatry InstituteIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Tehran Psychiatry Institute, Mental Health Research CenterIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Health Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry)Iran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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