Perceived social support and resilience as predictors of wellness in roman early adolescents

Deniz, Aslı
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the differences on wellness scores in terms of gender, birth order, and grade level and examine the role of resilience (individual, relational, contextual) in predicting wellness level of Roman early adolescents after controlling for perceived social support from family, friends and teachers. Participants were Roman early adolescents attending to six state secondary schools in the four central and two other districts of Tekirdağ. Purposive sampling was used, and the sample composed of 197 participants (101 females, 96 males). Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle Teen Version (5F-WEL) Turkish Form, Child and Youth Resilience Scale 28 (CYRM-28), Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS-R), and a personal information form developed by the researcher were used for data collection. Independent sample t-test results revealed that there was not a significant difference in the total wellness scores of male and female participants. One way ANOVA results indicated that wellness scores were not significantly different with respect to birth order and the grade level of participants. The results of hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that in the first model, perceived family, friend, and teacher social support scores explained 25% of the variance of total wellness scores and their contribution to wellness scores was significant. Perceived friend social support was the strongest predictor of wellness. In the final model, perceived social support and resilience were combining to account statistically significant for 42% of the variance of total wellness and resilience scores uniquely explained almost 18% of the variation in wellness of Roman early adolescents level. The findings are interpreted in line with literature, practical implications, and recommendations for future research were presented.
Citation Formats
A. Deniz, “Perceived social support and resilience as predictors of wellness in roman early adolescents,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Educational Sciences., Middle East Technical University, 2019.