Trainee Translators’ Identity Orientations and Their Attitudes Towards Censorship


  • Roya Alipour M.A. Candidate in Translation Studies, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty f Literature and Humanities, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr. Hossein Bahri 📧 Corresponding Author: Assistant Professor of Translation Studies, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty f Literature and Humanities, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr. Mahvash Gholami Assistant Professor of Translation Studies, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty f Literature and Humanities, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran


This study examines trainee translators’ identity orientations from sociological and psychological perspectives and investigates how personal, social, relational, and collective aspects of the translators’ identities may have an impact on their attitudes towards censorship. To achieve this objective, the quantitative descriptive-analytic method was employed, and a survey was administered to a group of translation students who had at least one year of experience in translating from English to Persian. Subsequently, data from a sample of 143 participants was collected and analyzed. The findings of the study indicated that all aspects of trainee translators’ identities except the collective identity had a positive correlation with opposition to censorship and based on the data analysis it was concluded that trainee translators with stronger personal identities tended to be more resistant to censorship and those with stronger collective identities tended to be more tolerant of censorship.


Attitude, Censorship, Identity, Psychological Approach, Sociological Approach, Trainee Translators


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How to Cite

Alipour, R., Bahri, H., & Gholami, M. (2023). Trainee Translators’ Identity Orientations and Their Attitudes Towards Censorship. Iranian Journal of Translation Studies, 21(83). Retrieved from



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