Quarter Life Crisis among Emerging Adults in Turkey and Its Relationship with Intolerance of Uncertainty

Zehra Yeler, Kübra Berber, Hatice Kübra Özdoğan, Figen Çok Full Text: PDF


Quarter Life Crisis is a relatively new concept that helps understand the developmental difficulties of people in their twenties and early thirties. The present study aims to address the challenges faced by Turkish emerging adults in transition to adulthood and its relationship with the intolerance of uncertainty. The sample of the study consisted of 514 (370 female, 144 male) Turkish emerging adults. Crisis Screening Questionnaire (CSQ), Adult Crisis Episode Retrospective Self-Assessment Tool (ACERSAT), Personal Information Form, and Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS) were administered. Results showed that the majority of the participants (82%) experienced crises on different levels. Participants mainly experienced difficulties in career-related areas. Age, perceived level of happiness, perceived level of difficulty, and intolerance of uncertainty were determined as significant predictors of crisis. There were statistically significant differences in the intolerance of uncertainty and crisis levels among age groups.

Keywords: Quarter-life Crisis, Transition to Adulthood, Emerging Adults in Turkey, Intolerance of Uncertainty