Personality Traits and Self-Concept in Children Who Are Experiencing Adjustment Difficulties to Divorce

Yasemin Eroğlu, Nursel Topkaya Full Text: PDF (Türkçe)


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between divorce adjustment, self-concept, and personality traits. In line with this purpose, the participants were selected using convenience sampling and consisted of 147 elementary and middle school students. They completed questionnaires related to divorce adjustment, self-concept, and personality traits. Data analysed with Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis. Study results showed that students with high divorce adjustment are more likely to have high self-concept and rate themselves as impatient, good tempered and non-anxious. School counselors may help students from divorced families to reduce difficulties in adapting to divorce by helping them to develop positive self-concept in guidance and psychological counseling activities for elementary and middle school students who are experiencing adjustment difficulties in divorce.

Keywords: Boşanmaya uyum, benlik kavramı, kişilik özelikleri, ilkokul ve ortaokul öğrencileri