Do optimism, social network richness, and submissive behaviors predict well-being? Study with a Turkish sample

Turkum A.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.33, no.6, pp.619-626, 2005 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2005.33.6.619
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.619-626
  • Keywords: optimism, submissive behaviors, social network, well-being, SUPPORT, YOUNG, LIFE, SATISFACTION, PERSONALITY, FRIENDS, STRESS, WOMEN, MEN, OLD
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Optimism, submissive behaviors, richness of social network and demographic variables were examined as predictors of psychological well-being among a cohort of Turkish people (N = 376) using a Turkish version (Sahin & Durak, 1994). of the Brief Symptom Inventory (Derogatis, 1992) a Turkish version (Aydin & Tezer, 1991, revised by Turkum, 2001) of the Life Orientation Test (Scheier, Carver, & Bridges, 1994), a Turkish version (Sahin & Sahin, 1992) of the Submissive Acts Scale (Gilbert & Allan, 1994), and the Social Atom Scale (Dokmen, 1993). Results of hierarchical regression analyses indicated that optimism, submissiveness, marital status and occupation status predict well-being. Social network richness, gender, and educational level did not contribute significantly to the variation in well-being.