Perceived social support as a moderator of the relationship between caregiver well-being indicators and psychological symptoms


Demirtepe-Saygili D., BOZO ÖZEN Ö.

JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, cilt.16, ss.1091-1100, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1359105311399486
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1091-1100

Özet

The present study examined the moderating role of perceived social support in caregiver well-being indicators - psychological symptoms relationship. The data obtained from 100 caregivers of children with leukaemia revealed that the caregivers who were more able to satisfy their basic needs, and perform their daily activities, reported lower levels of psychological symptoms if they perceived higher levels of social support. However, perceived social support did not alleviate the level of psychological symptoms of the caregivers who reported lower levels of satisfaction of basic needs and performance on daily activities. The findings were discussed in the light of the literature.