The Prediction Power of Attachment to Friends and Positive Character Strengths for Subjective Well-Being of Adolescents in School

Halil Ekşi, Esra Bakiler, Rabia Türkücü, Füsun Ekşi Full Text: PDF

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive power of attachment to friends and positive character strengths in relation to subjective well-being of adolescents in school. The sample of the study is composed of 400 volunteers of high-school students in İstanbul European Side. Data are collected through Brief Adolescents’ Subjective Well-Being in School Scale, Adolescent Friendship Attachment Scale and Character Growth Index. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in subjective well-being according to gender but the difference was noted according to socio-economical factors and school attendance levels of adolescents. According the result of the multiple regression analysis, the secure attachment to friend and optimism as character strength significantly predict %13 of the difference in the school subjective well-being levels of adolescents. Additionally, secure attachment and closeness as character strength significantly predict %9 of the change in the school subjective well-being. The findings were then discussed in line with the literature.


Keywords: Attachment, School Subjective Well-Being, Positive Character Strengths, Adolescents