Analysis Of Social Adaptation And Friend Relationships Among Adolescents Living In Orphanage And Adolescents Living With Their Family

Müdriye Yıldız Bıçakç


In this study, it is intended to investigate social adaptation
and friend relationships of adolescents living in orphanage
and the ones living with their family; to determine if there is
a relationship between their social adaptation and their
relationships with friends and accordingly to offer
suggestions for supporting adolescents’ social adaptation
and relationships with their friends in a positive way. The
research has been conducted with136 adolescents who
voluntarily involved in the study including 68 adolescents
living in orphanage and 68 adolescents living with their
family between the ages 13-17. In order to evaluate the
social adaptation of adolescents, Hacettepe Personality
Inventory-Social Adaptation Subscale developed by
Özgüven (1992) has been used. For analyzing adolescents’
relationships with their friends Friend Relationship Scale
developed by Kaner (2000) has been used. These scales
have been tested in terms of validity and reliability. The
research concludes that living in orphanage causes
significant differences in adolescents’ both social adaptation
and friend relationships and there is a positive correlation
between social adaptation and friend relationship (p<.05).


Adolescent, Orphanage, Adaptation, Friend Relationship

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