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INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN QUALITY OF SCHOOL LIFE, LIFE SATISFACTION, PROBLEM SOLV?NG AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AMONG ADOLESCENTS: A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL STUDY ON ORIGIN OZBEK-AFGHAN

Abstract

Author(s): Gül?en BÜYÜK?AH?N ÇEV?K, Güler YAVUZ, Sibel GÜZEL YÜCE

In this study, a developed model to explain a causal relationship between middle school students’ quality of school life, life satisfaction, problem solving and social support is tested. The study is carried out on Ovakent Y?ld?r?m Beyaz?t Middle School students in Hatay overwhelmingly origin Ozbek-Afghan. The population is comprised of 6th, 7th, 8th grade students studying in middle school. The study group consisted of 330 (143 male, 187 female). The data was collected through the “Personal Information Form” designed by the researchers, “Quality of school Life Scale” developed by Sar? (2012), “Perceived Social Support Scale” developed by Y?ld?r?m (2004), “Problem Solving Inventory for Children” developed Serin, Bulut Serin ve Sayg?l?, (2010) and Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale adopted Çivitçi (2009). Statistical Package for the Social Sciences IBM SPSS 21.0 software and LISREL 8.80 was used for the statistical analysis of the data. In order to analyze the Structural Equation Model was used. According to findings, the premeditated model, produced compatibility and the coefficients obtained were significant. According to this, it was determined that social support is a significant predictor of problem solving. However, it was determined that problem solving is a significant predictor of life satisfaction and quality of school life. The findings of the present study were discussed in the light of the related literature.

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