—In this study loneliness and interpersonal problem
solving were examined as predictors of subjective well-being.
The study group is consisting of 254 female 238 male, totally 492
university students whose average age is 20.25. In this study, as
a data collection tool, Subjective well-being scale Interpersonal
problem solving inventory and University of California Los
Angeles Loneliness Scale (UCLA) which adapted to Turkish by
Demir, has been used. For the analysis of the data, linear
regression analysis has been applied. According to the findings
gained from the research, the interpersonal problem solving
and loneliness are significant predictors of subjective well-being.
One finding of the research is the less interpersonal problem
solving skills, such as constructive problem solving and
insistent-persevering problem solving levels the less their
subjective well-being levels. And also the less, approaching
problems in a negative way and lack of self-confidence levels the
higher their subjective-well-being levels. One another finding is
the less the individuals' loneliness levels the higher their
subjective well-being levels and also the higher their loneliness
levels the lower their subjective well-being.
—Interpersonal problem solving, loneliness,
Yeliz Saygın and Seher Akdeniz are with Necmettin Erbakan University,
Konya, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com,
M. Engin Denizis is with Yıldız Teknik University, Istanbul, Turkey
Cite: Yeliz Saygın, Seher Akdeniz, and M. Engin Deniz, "Loneliness and Interpersonal Problem Solving as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 32-35, 2015.