Adolescents' Social Exclusion, Loneliness And Subjective Well-being In School: Mediating Role Of Emphatic Tendency
 
Abstract
The aim of this study is to analyze the mediative role of emphatic tendency in the relationships among social exclusion, loneliness and subjective well-being in school in adolescents. The sample of the study is composed of 601 volunteers (301 female and 290 male) of high-school students. Data are collected by the application of the following scales: Brief Adolescents’ Subjective Well-Being in School Scale (BASWBSS), Ostracism Experience Scale for Adolescents, Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale and KA-Sİ Emphatic Tendency Scale. Two-step structural equation modelling is employed in this study to determine the role of social exclusion and loneliness on school well-being of adolescents through the mediative role of emphatic tendency. As a result of SEM, regarding the direct influences, it is found that both social exclusion and loneliness predict emphatic tendency in a negative direction. On the other hand, it is understood that the emphatic tendency predicts school well-being in a positive direction. When indirect influences are examined, it is understood that social exclusion effects school subjective well-being via the mediation of empathic tendency negatively with a standardized effect coefficient of -.34 while loneliness effects school subjective well-being via the mediation of empathic tendency negatively with a standardized effect coefficient of -.14. When the fit indices for the model are considered, all the indices can be said to be at acceptable levels. Findings are discussed in the context of related literature.
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