A study on adolescent students’ levels of hopelessness, loneliness and Self-Esteem: A sample from Turkey

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Baran M., Baran M., Maskan A.

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, vol.6, no.2S1, pp.341-353, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2S1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s1p341
  • Journal Name: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-353
  • Keywords: Adolescent students, Demographic informations, Hopelessness, Loneliness, Self esteem
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of the present study was to determine high school students’ levels of hopelessness, self-esteem and loneliness and to examine the relationship between some variables. The research sample included 403 students (Female: 234, Male: 169). In the study, Beck’s hopelessness scale, Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale, Ucla’s loneliness scale and demographic information questionnaire were used as the data collection tool. The data were analyzed using t-test, Anova and descriptive analysis. The findings obtained revealed that there we remeaningful differences and correlations between scores of hopelessness, loneliness and self-esteem of the students in the study with respect to their types of schools, gender, family’s income. Depending on these findings, it is suggested that the students who have to struggle with various difficulties and problems during the period of adolescence, should be provided with psychological support both at schools and in various social units.