Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mithat DURAK Clinical Psychologist

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Mithat DURAK, 05.02.2009, Bolu

Perceived Social Support from Friends as a Mediator in the Relationship between Social Independence and Positive Affect in the Sample of Middle-Old and Oldest-Old

Abstract

Current literature suggests that demographic variables and perceived social support influence the affective components of subjective well-being  particularly positive affect. Additionally, the role of social independence on positive affect has been investigated mainly in adolescent samples. To examine the contribution of demographic variables, social independence and social support received from friends on positive affect, data are collected from 329 middle-old and oldest-old adults (Range of age =75-99 years) (176 females and 153 males). Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Functional Independence Measure, Positive Form of Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, and Demographic Information Form are administered to the participants. According to the results of structural equation modeling, perceived social support from friends mediates the relationship between socio-demographic variables, functional independence and positive affect. Being male, higher education and higher income in the latent variable of socio-demographic variables, higher functional independence, and higher perceived social support from friends are associated with higher positive affect. The study advances the scientific understanding of social resources and their impact on individual well-being.

 

Acknowledgements: This research is funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK-SOBAG 110K039)* Asistant Professor, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Arts and Science Faculty, Department of Psychology, Golkoy, BOLU, TURKEY, mithatdurak@yahoo.com, emresenoldurak@yahoo.com


Citation Styles
  • APA 6th

    Durak, M., & Senol-Durak, E. (2012, 26 June  - 29 June). Perceived Social Support from Friends as a Mediator in the Relationship between Social Independence and Positive Affect in the Sample of Middle-Old and Oldest-Old (oral presentation). Paper presented at the 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia.

  • MLA

    Perceived Social Support from Friends as a Mediator in the Relationship between Social Independence and Positive Affect in the Sample of Middle-Old and Oldest-Old (Oral Presentation). 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology. 26 June  - 29 June 2012. Print.

  • AMA

    Durak M, Senol-Durak E. Perceived Social Support from Friends as a Mediator in the Relationship between Social Independence and Positive Affect in the Sample of Middle-Old and Oldest-Old (oral presentation). Paper presented at: 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology; 26 June  - 29 June, 2012; Moscow, Russia.

  • Turabian - Chicago 15th

    Durak, Mithat, and Emre Senol-Durak. "Perceived Social Support from Friends as a Mediator in the Relationship between Social Independence and Positive Affect in the Sample of Middle-Old and Oldest-Old (Oral Presentation)." In 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology. Moscow, Russia, 2012.

  • Vancouver

    1. Durak M, Senol-Durak E, editors. Perceived Social Support from Friends as a Mediator in the Relationship between Social Independence and Positive Affect in the Sample of Middle-Old and Oldest-Old (oral presentation). 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology; 2012 26 June  - 29 June; Moscow, Russia.

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                ORAL PRESENTATION, 6th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Moscow, Russia, 2012
                Mithat Durak and Emre Şenol- Durak

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