SELF EFFICACY BELIEFS AND LIFE SATISFACTION LEVELS OF TURKISH ADOLESCENTS: OBSERVATION WITH STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL
The present study examined the relationships between self-efficacy and life satisfaction. Participants were 355 adolescents aged 14-18 drawn from high school in Konya (Turkey). Of the 355 participants, 189 were female and 166 were male. The Turkish version of the Self-Efficacy in Youths Scale and Multidimensional Student Life Satisfaction Scale were used to assess self efficacy and life satisfaction. The relationships between dimensions of self efficacy and dimensions of life satisfaction were examined using correlation analysis and the hypothesis model was tested through structural equation modeling. Results indicated that academic, social and emotional self-efficacy was strongly correlated with life satisfaction. At the same time results indicated that adolescents life satisfaction was predicted positively by academic, social, and emotional self efficacy.