Direct and indirect effects of social support on psychological well-being

The aim of this study was to investigate the direct and indirect effects of social support on psychological well-being. Social support was evaluated under two different categories which were named as Aid-Related and Appreciation-Related Social Support. The first category was more related to potential for receiving help from others when needed, and being cared for by others, while the latter category was more related to being recognized by others as an efficient source of help and reassurance of worth. Undergraduate university students (N = 342) served as subjects, and results revealed that aid-related social support and psychological well-being (i.e., alleviated depression symptoms) association was partially mediated by experiencing fewer life stresses. On the other hand, appreciation-related social support had a direct effect on psychological well-being. Implications of these results are discussed.


RUSTEMLI, A (Informa UK Limited, 1992-02-01)
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Gençöz, Tülin (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2006-06-01)
The aim in this study was to underline the importance of family environment as a significant associate of suicide probability among university students. For this aim 226 Turkish university students completed Suicide Probability Scale, Family Environment Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, and Positive and Negative Affect Scale. As a result of the formulated regression analysis, after controlling for the 51% of the total variance accounted for by the control variables (i.e., gender, age, living with fa...
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Öner Özkan, Bengi (Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd, 2004-01-01)
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HORTACSU, N; EKINCI, B (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 1992-12-01)
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Onder, OM; Öner Özkan, Bengi (SAGE Publications, 2003-12-01)
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T. Gençöz, “Direct and indirect effects of social support on psychological well-being,” SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, pp. 449–458, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: