The predictors of life satisfaction of visually impaired turkish adolescents

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2009
Aydemir, Deniz
Present study investigated the role of gender, age, perceived level of impairment, income, social activity level, and perceived social support from family, friend, and significant other in predicting total, family, friend, self, school, and living environment related life satisfaction of visually impaired Turkish adolescents. Participants were consisted of 138 volunteered visually impaired adolescents resides in Ankara. Age of the participants ranged between 11 and 22 with the mean of 14.38 (SD = 2.17). Data was collected via Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, & Farley, 1988) and Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale (Huebner, 1994). Six seperate Multiple Regression Analyses were employed to examine the data. Results of the study indicated that age and perceived family support significantly predicted total life satisfaction of participants. Self related life satisfaction of participants was predicted significantly by perceived level of impairment and income. Friend related life satisfaction was predicted significantly by perceived social support from friend. Family related life satisfaction was predicted by perceived family support and age of the participants. Results of the study are discussed in light of the relevant literature and implications of the results are mentioned. Finally, suggestions for future research are presented.

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D. Aydemir, “The predictors of life satisfaction of visually impaired turkish adolescents,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.