Emotional Expressivity, Loneliness and Hopelessness Relationship in Adolescents
Keywords:emotional expressivity, loneliness, hopelessness
In this study, the model developed to determine the relationship between emotional expressivity, loneliness and hopelessness was tested in adolescents. The sample of the study consists of a total of 288 high school students, 180 of whom are women and 108 of whom are men. Data were obtained using the Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire (BEQ), The Short-form of the UCLA Loneliness Scale (ULS-8) and Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS). Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the data. According to the results obtained, there is a negative and meaningful relationship between emotional expression and loneliness and hopelessness in adolescents, emotional expression predicts loneliness and hopelessness, and there is a positive and meaningful relationship between loneliness and hopelessness, and loneliness predicts hopelessness.