Basic psychological needs, academic self-efficacy, self-leadership, career adaptability, and life-satisfaction: Data-set from Turkish university students

Gulsen F. U., Sahin E. E.

DATA IN BRIEF, vol.40, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dib.2022.107834
  • Journal Name: DATA IN BRIEF
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Career adaptability, College experience, Emotional experience, Educational psychology, Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


This data article provides data set from variables related to career adaptability, academic self-efficacy, self-leadership, basic psychological needs, and life satisfaction among college students in Turkey. The data were collected with an online survey from May to July 2021, from a sample of 404 college students of several universities in Turkey. Among the participants, there were 272 (67.3%) females and 132 (32.7%) males, with an average age of 22.10 (SD = 3.13). Among the participants, 86 (21.3%) were freshmen, 49 (12.1%) were sophomores, 149 (36.9%) were juniors, and 120 (29.7%) were seniors from different faculties. They completed General Need Satisfaction Scale, Academic Self-Efficacy Scale, The Abbreviated Self-Leadership Questionnaire, Career Adapt-Abilities Scale-Short Form, and Satisfaction with Life Scale. The data was used for quantitative analysis through structural equation modeling to test the hypothetical model with latent variables. The researchers may be able to use the data to explore the relationships between career adaptability, basic psychological needs, academic self-efficacy, self-leadership, and life satisfaction of college students. (c) 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (