Social exclusion and adolescent wellbeing: Stress, school satisfaction, and academic self-efficacy as multiple mediators

Satici B.

EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST, vol.37, no.1, pp.67-74, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/edp.2020.7
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-74
  • Keywords: social exclusion, stress, academic self-efficacy, school satisfaction, wellbeing, PERCEIVED STRESS, SCALE, SUPPORT, CONNECTEDNESS, ENGAGEMENT, STRATEGIES, CHILDRENS, REJECTION, BELIEFS, FRIENDS


This study explored how social exclusion predicted adolescent wellbeing via stress, academic self-efficacy, and school satisfaction. Data were collected from 328 adolescents in Turkey. Mediation analyses revealed that the negative effects of social exclusion on wellbeing were partially mediated by stress, academic self-efficacy, and school satisfaction. Given its important role in students' social, academic, and psychological development, researchers and practitioners may need to give more attention to social exclusion as a key risk factor for decreased wellbeing.