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ERIC Number: EJ1148061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem: The Effects of Social Support and Subjective Well-Being on Adolescents' Risky Behaviors
Savi Çakar, Firdevs; Tagay, Özlem
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v17 n3 p859-876 Jun 2017
This research is a descriptive study based on the testing of a structural model developed by considering the effects of perceived social support and subjective well-being on adolescents' risky behaviors, and the possible mediating role of self-esteem. Participants consisted of 676 high school students attending formal education institutions, including 376 girls and 300 boys. Data collection employed the use of the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory-Short Form, Risky Behaviors Scale, Social Support Rating Scale for Children and Adolescents, Subjective Well-being Scale, and a personal information form. LISREL 8.51 software was used in the establishment of the structural model, and analyses revealed sufficient levels of model-data fit indices. Accordingly, subjective well-being and perceived social support, together with the mediating effect of self-esteem, explained 29% of the variation in risky behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory
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