Ergenlerde Duygusal Özerklik ve Eylemlilik*

  • Adem YAZICI
  • Hülya ERCAN
Keywords: Adolescence, emotional autonomy, agency.


Adolescence is a period of development in which significant changes are experienced. Adolescents experience a transition from childhood addiction to adulthood independence, progress towards becoming an autonomous individual and shape their identities. Emotional autonomy and agency take an important place in this process. The aim of this study is to examine the emotional autonomy and agency in adolescents in the light of demographic variables. The study was conducted in the relational screening model in accordance with the quantitative approach. Participants were determined using purposive sampling technique. The study group consists of 558 students attending different high schools. 291 of the participants were female (52.2%), 267 were male (47.8%), and the mean age was 16.01 (SD = .90). Personal Information Form,
Emotional Autonomy Scale and Multi- Acting Personality Scale Short Form were used to collect the data. Correlation, t-test and one-way analysis of variance were performed to answer the research questions. Analysis results show that there is no striking relationship betweenemotional autonomy and agency scores and age. However, emotional autonomy and agency scores were found to differ according to gender and type of school. The findings also show that there are significant relationships between emotional autonomy and agency sub-dimensions.