The perception of parents and well-being of adolescents: Link with basic psychological need satisfaction

Kocayörük E.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.3624-3628 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.117
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3624-3628
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the present study explored the unique influence of parents on adolescents' subjective well-being through the perspective of Self-Determination Theory. This study examined that whether perception of parents exert solely direct effected on adolescents' subjective well-being (i.e., positive affect and negative affect) or whether these effects were mediated though the function in basic psychological needs satisfaction (i.e., the need for autonomy, competence, and relatednesst). The direct paths suggest that autonomy supportive relationships with parents promote feelings of subjective well-being of adolescents. However, the indirect paths proposed that parents autonomy supportive had indirect influences on subjective well-being through basic psychological needs. The results were analyzed for the 227 participants (129 female, 98 male) aged between 14 and 18 years (M= 16.05, SD=104). The results revealed that basic psychological needs mediated the relationship between parent relationship and subjective well-being. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu