International Journal of Psychology & Behavior Analysis Volume 1 (2015), Article ID 1:IJPBA-106, 7 pages
Research Article
Ideological Identity Statuses of students of Grades 8-11

Basma Salim Al-Balushi1, Abdulqawi Salim Alzubaidi2 and Ali Mahdi Kazem2*

1Ministry of Education, Oman
2Department of Psychology, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Prof. Ali Mahdi Kazem, Department of Psychology, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; E-mail:
18 January 2015; 17 June 2015; 19 June 2015
Al-Balushi BS, Alzubaidi AS, Kazem AM (2015) Ideological Identity Statuses of Students of Grades 8-11. Int J Psychol Behav Anal 1: 106. doi:


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