PREDICTIVE ROLE OF AUTHENTICITY ON PSYCHOLOGICAL VULNERABILITY IN TURKISH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


SATICI S. A. , KAYIŞ A. R. , AKIN A.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.112, no.2, pp.519-528, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/02.07.pr0.112.2.519-528
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-528

Abstract

Authenticity is associated with adaptive psychological characteristics and may be predictive of psychological vulnerability. The study was conducted with Turkish university students (N = 303; 158 women, 145 men; M age = 20.1 yr.). Participants completed the Turkish version of Authenticity Scale and the Psychological Vulnerability Scale. Psychological vulnerability was correlated positively with two subfactors of authenticity, accepting external influence and self-alienation, and negatively with the authentic living factor of authenticity. Self-alienation, accepting external influence, and authentic living were related to psychological vulnerability, accounting for 33% of the variance collectively. Authenticity is an important predictor of psychological vulnerability.