Effect of accepting the past on finding a meaning in life among Turkish old age individuals; moderating role of perceived social support

Download
2019
Durmuş, Dolunay Cemre
The aim of the present master's thesis was to investigate the association between accepting the past and meaning in life, as well as the moderating role of perceived social support in this association among Turkish old age population. Data were collected from 164 individuals aged between 65 and 91. The results of the study indicated that total score of accepting the past was positively correlated with presence of meaning and negatively correlated with search for meaning. Positive representation of accepting the past was positively correlated with both presence of meaning and search for meaning. Accepting the past was also found to be positively correlated with global perceived social support and its three dimensions. Dimensions of meaning in life, presence of meaning and search for meaning, were found to be positively correlated with each other. The findings of the moderation analyses revealed that only perceived family support moderated the association between total score of accepting the past and search for meaning, as well as the association between positive representation of accepting the past and search for meaning. Findings regarding the moderation analyses did not support the moderator role of perceived social support and its dimensions in the association between accepting the past and presence of meaning. The findings of the study were discussed in the light of the literature. Strengths, limitations, personal experiences of the researcher, and possible clinical implications of the current study were presented.

Suggestions

The relations among generativity, meaning in life and depressive symptoms in Turkish elderlies: a mediation model
Aras, Aylin; Bozo Özen, Özlem; Department of Psychology (2020-9)
The aim of the present master’s thesis was to investigate the association between generativity and depression, as well as the mediating role of meaning in life in this association among Turkish elderly population. Data were collected from 152 older individuals aged between 65 and 88. The results of the current study revealed that generativity was not associated with depression. Regarding the meaning in life, although the association between generativity and the search for meaning in life was insignificant, ...
The Association of activities of daily living with quality of life and life satisfaction among turkish elderly population: the mediating role of loneliness
Uzun, Gizem; Bozo Özen, Özlem; Department of Psychology (2016)
The main objective of the present master’s thesis was to investigate the association of activities of daily living (ADL) with quality of life and life satisfaction among Turkish elderly population and to examine the mediating role of loneliness on these associations. The sample of the current study was composed of 109 older individuals aged between 65 and 88. The findings of the study indicated that functionality in ADL was positively associated with quality of life and life satisfaction and negatively asso...
Social psychological variables affecting political participation of youth in Turkey
Pakhuylu, Serkan; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray; Department of Psychology (2013)
The aim of the current thesis was to investigate the relationship between social psychological variables - ego-identity status, self-regulatory focus, and national identity - and political participation of youth in Turkey. A total of 308 participants participated to the study. Political participation was measured with Tola’s (2007) Political Participation Scale (PPS). The PPS has three factors which are active participation, civic participation, and passive-following. Ego-identity scores was measured via Ex...
The Relationship between collective guilt and two modes of group identification: ingroup glorification andingroup attachment
Özkan, Özlem Serap; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray; Department of Psychology (2014)
The aim of the present study to explore the relationship between collective guilt and two modes of group identification: group glorification and group attachment in terms of “Events o September, 6-7” and I also explore the effect of perspective of message that is used for reporting the events of September 6-7 on this relationship between collective guilt and group identification. People who identify themselves with their group in glorification level tend to reject their ingroups wrongdoings whereas people w...
The role of social identity and collective memory in predicting in-group bias and collective action in Turkey‟s alevis
Bükün, Mehmet Fatih; Cingöz Ulu, Banu; Department of Psychology (2014)
The aim of this thesis is to examine the relationship between social identity, collective action participation and in-group bias in the Alevi community in Anatolia. In doing this, the mediatory role of collective memory is also investigated. In examining collective memory, one positive event and one negative event that Alevis had lived through in the past were selected (Namely, the re-opening of Haji Bektash Veli Dervish Lodge in 1964 which was closed in 1925 was chosen as the positive event and Madımak Mas...
Citation Formats
D. C. Durmuş, “Effect of accepting the past on finding a meaning in life among Turkish old age individuals; moderating role of perceived social support,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Psychology., Middle East Technical University, 2019.