İmamoğlu, Vacit
The current living environments of the Turkish elderly were explored as a function of urbanization. For this purpose, some findings from an extensive research project involving 448 Turkish elderly between the ages of 55 to 71 from small towns, cities and metropolitan areas were reported. Results indicated that although the elderly's assessment of their physical living conditions did not differ much as a function of urbanization, their satisfaction with life declined from small towns to metropolises. The reasons for this decline in life satisfaction were sought in the changes in the social living environments of the elderly accompanying urbanization. Design implications of such findings as the importance attributed to dwellings and people by the elderly, the functional and psychological extendedness of family units, preferences for same-age companionship and changing attitudes towards institutional living are discussed. The need to provide alternative living environments suitable to the needs of the Turkish elderly is stressed.


Complexity, liking and familiarity: Architecture and non-architecture Turkish students' assessments of traditional and modern house facades
İmamoğlu, Çağrı (Elsevier BV, 2000-03-01)
The role of complexity in preference for and familiarity with two-storey traditional and modern house facades has been explored. Two sets of (8 traditional, 8 modern) house facade drawings, each representing minimum, intermediate and maximum complexity levels were prepared. Seventy-two Turkish university students (36 males, 36 females) from architecture and non-architecture departments rated these 16 drawings and 5 buffers on 7-point semantic differential scales, consisting of 'beautiful-ugly: 'pleasant-unp...
Problems and Status of Sociology in Turkey
Hançer, Zuhal Yonca; Hançer, Zuhal Yonca; Department of Sociology (2004)
The main question of this study is the insufficient developed character of sociology in Turkey. In this study it is assumed that there are few factors that lead to this situation. Official ideology and its effects on sociology and university, the problems arisen from the discipline itself, the developing character of Turkey, and the conflict among sociologist academicians can be accepted as the factors that affect the sociology in Turkey. Related to this problem, in this study the opinions of academics soci...
Lay explanations for poverty in Turkey and their determinants
Morcol, G (Informa UK Limited, 1997-12-01)
The external and internal causal attributions for poverty in Turkey were examined in an exploratory survey. Factor analysis results confirmed Feagin's 3 conceptual categories (1975) of explanations for poverty: structural, fatalistic, and individualistic. Income, gender, age, and education were important determinants of explanations for poverty. All income groups favored structural (external) explanations. Poor persons preferred more tangible structural explanations, and nonpoor persons gave more abstract s...
A social psychological comparison of the Turkish elderly residing at high or low quality institutions
İmamoğlu, Emine Olcay; Kilic, N (Elsevier BV, 1999-09-01)
This paper aims to provide a comparison of the Turkish elderly residing at high- or low-quality institutions in terms of institutional and life satisfaction, attitudes toward institutional living, feelings of control, nature of relocation, importance attributed to different aspects of institutions, and preferences for different living conditions. In-depth interviews were carried out with 106 Turkish males and females (62-89 years) divided equally between high- and low-quality institutions from Istanbul. Com...
AYDIN, G (Informa UK Limited, 1994-12-01)
The present article deals with historical background and present status of educational psychology in Turkey. A review of research based on the published research reports and unpublished M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertations is presented and basic lines of research are discussed. Special emphasis is placed upon the culturally specific issues which stem from some aspects of the present education system in Turkey.
Citation Formats
E. IMAMOGLU and V. İmamoğlu, “HOUSING AND LIVING ENVIRONMENTS OF THE TURKISH ELDERLY,” JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 35–43, 1992, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/35018.