EXAMINING THE PREDICTORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AMONG NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING UNIVERSITY GRADUATES

2021-8
Atay, Bünyamin
The present study aimed to explore the direct and indirect relationships between personal resources (i.e., self-esteem, self-efficacy and employment hope), social resources (i.e., social support as a whole, social support from friends, social support from family, social support from significant others) and work resources (i.e., work-involvement, external attribution unemployment, internal attribution of unemployment) with psychological wellbeing of not in employment, education ot training university graduates. In that regard, Hypothesized Model-1 (with overall social support) and Hypothesized Model-2 (with social support from friends, social support from family, social support from significant others) were tested. An online survey provided quantitative data from 305 NEET participants. The demographic form, Flourishing Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, General Self-Efficacy Scale, Employment Hope Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Work Involvement Scale, Attribution of Unemployment Scale and Job Search Motivation Scale were used as data collection instruments. Path analyses results indicated a direct significant relationship between self-esteem, employment hope, social support from family and psychological wellbeing. In addition, self-esteem, self-efficacy, work involvement, overall social support, job search motivation were indirectly related to psychological wellbeing among NEETs. However, there was no statistically significant relationship between attributions of unemployment, social support from family and significant others, and psychological wellbeing. These findings were discussed in light of the extant literature, and suggestions were identified for future research and intervention programs.
Citation Formats
B. Atay, “EXAMINING THE PREDICTORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AMONG NOT IN EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR TRAINING UNIVERSITY GRADUATES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.