Capturing the collectivist cultural dynamics of vocational identity formation in Macao: expanding the three-dimensional status model

Baixiao Ouyang, Shuh Ren Jin, Hsiu Lan Shelley Tien

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Abstract

This research expanded the three-dimensional vocational identity status model proposed by Crocetti et al. (J Adolesc 31(2):207–222, 2008b, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2007.09.002) to develop the Macao Vocational Identity Status Assessment (MVISA). The MVISA was then validated on two samples of 274 and 245 college students in Macao, China. The original in-depth exploration dimension was differentiated into inter- and intra-exploration, and the original reconsideration of commitment dimension was extended into self-doubt and flexibility. The MVISA exhibited solid psychometric characteristics and was able to identify the theoretical vocational identity statuses proposed by Marcia (J Pers Soc Psychol 3(5):551–558, 1966, https://doi.org/10.1037/h0023281), with the culturally meaningful variations being assessed using cluster analyses with differentiated constructs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsia Pacific Education Review
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • College students
  • Identity status
  • Measurement
  • Vocational identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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