Management of our identities
We are seeking participants for a study investigating how people manage their multiple roles in day-to-day life.
This project will investigate how individuals experience and cope with situations in which their social identities have conflicting expectations.
Social identities are the groups and roles we identify with in our day-to-day life, they may include being a parent, a worker, an athlete, a student, or other groups and roles.
Due to individuals having many different social identities, there may be times when an individual is unable to adhere to the expectations of both identities at once. A working parent, for example, may be unable to simultaneously prioritise their working and parenting commitments.
We are interested in how conflicts between social identities impact on overall psychological well-being, and if there are management strategies that enable people to cope with conflicts more effectively.
Participation will involve completing an 20-30 minute online survey. You’ll be asked a number of questions, including what your social groups/roles are, how important these social groups are to you, and whether the expectations of these social groups conflict with each other.
You’ll also be asked to rate your emotions (including emotions such as shame, anger, remorse, pride and others). Some questions will ask how you responded in situations when your social groups had conflicting expectations of you (e.g., whether you took time to think about the best way to deal with the situation, whether you tried to avoid the situation, whether you could not stop thinking about the situation).