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Ömer Faruk Şimşek

Ömer Faruk Şimşek
Istanbul Rumeli University · Psychology

Ph.D.

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August 2019 - present
Istanbul Rumeli University
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  • Professor
September 2012 - present
T.C. Arel Üniversitesi
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  • Professor (Associate)
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September 2012 - August 2019
T.C. Arel Üniversitesi
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The current study aimed to explore in the adolescent sample the associations between parenting behaviors (maternal and paternal) and well-being in two countries: France and Turkey. A total of 607 undergraduate university students were recruited with a mean age of 20.85 ± 3.18 years: 283 French and 324 Turkish. The data were administrated by the mea...
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Hard of hearing individuals having language and communication problems might be prone to experience psychopathology just like every individual using phonic languages. This study tested a structural equation model in which aggression mediated the relationship between perception of gap between experience and language representation and depression in...
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Attachment patterns between parent and child have been shown to make a great contribution to individuals’ well-being including positive mood and depressive symptoms. Even though the relationship between difficulties in parental attachment and depression has been well demonstrated, there is still a need for understanding the mediating factors of thi...
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İÇİNDEKİLER ÖNSÖZ PREFACE KISIM I – Düşüncelerimiz Duygularımız ve Motivasyon Bölüm1: Psikoterapide Bilişsel Davranışçı Terapiler 1200+ Terapi Yaklaşımı Rasyonel (Akılcı) Duygucu Davranışçı Terapi Felsefi Temeller Rasyonalizm ve Psikoterapi ABCDEF Modeli Rasyonel ve İrrasyonel İnanışlar Dört İrrasyonel İnanış İrrasyonel İnanışlardan Bazı Örnekle...
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Uniqueness is a fundamental aspect of individual identity, yet commonly used conceptualizations of uniqueness are based on the contrast between an individual and other people, an understanding that is not congruent with person-centred definitions from humanistic approaches. This study is based on the idea that uniqueness is concerned with the accep...
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Background Accurate psychometrics benefit from assessing given constructs within specifically defined con-texts. The assessment of context-specific irrational beliefs as put forth in Rational Emotive Be-haviour Therapy (REBT), under the three basic psychological needs described in Self Determi-nation Theory (SDT), represents a new path for research...
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This research investigated direct and indirect relationships that occur between interpersonal cognitive distortions, loneliness, social anxiety and problematic Internet use (PIU) when the effect of social desirability was controlled. The study was based on a cognitive-behavioural model of generalized PIU. Data were collected from 260 university stu...
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Study design: It is cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Body Image Disturbances Questionnaire. Objective: The purpose of the study was to adopt the English version of the Body Image Disturbance Questionnaire-Scoliosis (BIDQ-S) into Turkish language. Summary of background data: BIDQ-S is originally adopted from BIDQ scale which is d...
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This research investigated direct and indirect relationships that occur between interpersonal cognitive distortions, loneliness, social anxiety and problematic Internet use (PIU) when the effect of social desirability was controlled. The study was based on a cognitive-behavioural model of generalized PIU. Data were collected from 260 university stu...
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Uygulamacının El Kitabı, Dr. Murat Artıran’ın editörlüğünde değerli hocalarımızın kaleme almış oldukları toplam 34 bölümden oluşmaktadır. Kitabın içeriğinde çocuk ve ergenlerle yapılan psikolojik görüşmelerde uzman psikoloğun uyguladığı yöntemleri, kullandıkları ölçme araçları, değerlendirme testleri ve diğer metodlar bölüm bölüm ele alınmaktadır....
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Uygulamacının El Kitabı, Dr. Murat Artıran’ın editörlüğünde değerli hocalarımızın kaleme almış oldukları toplam 34 bölümden oluşmaktadır. Kitabın içeriğinde çocuk ve ergenlerle yapılan psikolojik görüşmelerde uzman psikoloğun uyguladığı yöntemleri, kullandıkları ölçme araçları, değerlendirme testleri ve diğer metodlar bölüm bölüm ele alınmaktadır....
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The aim of the present study is to provide additional knowledge about the mediatory processes through which language contributes to the symptoms of mental illness. Although recent studies have provided insight about the relationship between language and the indicators of mental illness, the role of intervening variables in this connection has been...
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Although past research has provided important information about the relationship between attachment and mental health during the period of adolescence, the role of intervening variables in this association has been neglected. The aim of the present study was to illuminate the association between adolescents’ secure attachment to parents and mental...
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Recent research on Self Determination Theory have consistently shown that basic psychological need satisfaction and frustration are distinct constructs. While need satisfaction is uniquely related to well-being, need frustration is significantly associated with ill-being only. Past research also indicated that personality might be an important fact...
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The aim of this chapter is to examine the relations between time perspective and well-being considering two groups with different cultural backgrounds between Turkish and French. Instruments tapping into positive and negative affect, ontological well-being, flourishing, and five types of time perspective were administered to 615 late adolescents ag...
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BackgroundBackground The cognitive restructuring of maladaptive beliefs within many cognitive-behavioural psychotherapies typically encourage the client to undertake self-reflection. However, whilst self-consciousness can aid self-regulation, it is also implicated in a broad range of psychopathology. The extent to which self-consciousness is associ...
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z. Çocuk kliniğinde karşılaşılan çocuk sorunları ile ailelerin tutumları arasında belli ilişkiler vardır. Bu ilişkilerin geçerli ve güvenilir bir ölçme aracıyla tespit edilmesi, tedaviye yardımcı olacak bir enstrüman olabilecektir. Bu çalışmanın amacı, ailelerin çocuk yetiştirirken gösterdikleri tutumların ölçülmesine olanak sağlayacak psikanalitik...
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This study is focused on the relationship between purpose in life, emotional wellbeing, ontological(life project) wellbeing, and compassionate love. The Purpose in Life subscale of Psychological Well-Being Scale, Emotional Wellbeing Scale, Ontological Wellbeing Scale, and Compassionate Love for Humanity Scale were administered to 287 students who w...
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Purpose: Epilepsy not only is a medical disorder characterized by seizures, but is also associated with stigma and a neurological disorder that affects quality of life. Insufficient knowledge and misconceptions about epilepsy that causes the development of negative attitudes towards patients with epilepsy increase the stigmatization and psychosoci...
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Total quality management (TQM) is directed at quality consciousness throughout all organisational processes. A successful TQM practice requires a culture that can adapt to changes and promote innovation. Development culture focuses especially on improvement, flexibility and external environment, concerning with growth, innovation and adaptation. Fr...
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This study attempts to explain the relationship between job satisfaction and the Big Two, Stability and Plasticity, which are the higher-order traits of Big Five. Occupational Project, a narrative construct, was considered a mediator variable in this relationship. Occupational Project consists of affective and cognitive evaluations of an individual...
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Although past research has provided important information about the relationship between attachment and mental health during the period of adolescence, the role of intervening variables in this association has been neglected. The aim of the present study was to illuminate the association between adolescents’ secure attachment to parents and mental...
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Objectives: Attachment styles have been shown to make great contribution individuals' well-being including positive mood and depressive symptoms. Even though the relationship between attachment and depression has been demonstrated, there is still a need for understanding the mediating factors of this relationship. In this regard, aim of this study...
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Objectives: Evidence indicates that inadequate functions of language use can cause increase in the gap between experience and language (GAP) which in turn leads to development of mental illness such as depression. Although the association between mental health and language use in the period of adolescence has been previously demonstrated, there is...
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of internalized homophobia and self-compassion in the relationship between attachment styles and depression among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. The participants of the study consisted of 886 LGB individuals whose ages range from 18 to 30 ( =22.73, Sd=3.54). In collecting...
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Transformational leaders are known to inspire and motivate their followers, thereby leading to enhanced job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is an intellectual concept regarding individuals' attitudes toward their jobs. This study asserts that the underlying mechanisms for transformational leadership to affect employee satisfaction are trust in the c...
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In two studies, we compared intentional and non-intentional measures of emotional well-being in terms of reliability and validity. In the first study, we expanded on the findings of Şimşek ( 2011 ) by showing that an intentional measure of emotional well-being, namely the Emotional Well-Being Scale, accounted for unique variance in both negative an...
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Personality traits can be categorized using a hierarchical structure in accordance with their correlations. Such hierarchy is derived by collecting more specific personality traits with similar underlying sources under a more general trait. Personality traits affect how people behave and perceive situations in multiple life domains. Prior research...
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Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that leads to transformation in the opinions and beliefs of followers. The behaviors of transformational leaders result in higher levels of follower commitment and engagement. Work engagement refers to followers’ feelings regarding their work in terms of what their work means to them and to what...
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The present study examined the relationship between adolescents' attachment to parents and their feelings of alienation in the school context by considering the mediating role of adjustment and self-esteem. It was proposed that the degree of attachment to one's parents was associated with adjustment and self-esteem, which in turn predicted possible...
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The aim of this study was to propose a model of complex destination images by examining the interconnecting relationships between the destination image, perceived price, perceived quality, perceived value, and overall satisfaction. The empirical data was collected in Izmir, Turkey, home of many civilizations such as Persians, Lydians, Romans, Byzan...
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Personal sense of uniqueness, a major construct in humanistic psychology, has been recently shown to be a robust correlate of happiness. Yet the antecedents of this experience are not known. To address this limitation, we focused on extraversion and openness to experience, the two traits referred to as plasticity in higher-order framework of person...
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A significant number of empirical studies have reported that parental support for basic psychological needs is a robust correlate of adolescent happiness. Yet, less is known about the mechanisms responsible for this link. The present study proposed a model suggesting that personal sense of uniqueness explains why satisfaction of basic psychological...
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ABSTRACT Self-reflection has not so far been shown to have any specific benefits for mental health except for self-knowledge. Recent research showed that the controversy concerning the relationship between self-reflection and mental health could completely be eliminated if self-rumination and the need for absolute truth, especially the need for abs...
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The higher order personality model, namely the Big Two, was tested in 2 studies (Ns = 878 and 467, respectively) by controlling for the effects of both general affectivity and common method variance. Study 2 also examined the associations of the metatraits with different mental health indicators through regression analyses. The results consistently...
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Unlabelled: BACKROUND AND AIM: The Subjective Well-Being under Neuroleptics Scale, short form (SWNS), is a self-report measure that evaluates the states of well-being of schizophrenia patients using antipsychotic drugs independently from psychopathology of disease. This study examined the factor structure of the Turkish version of the scale using...
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Although past research has provided important information about the relationship between language use and mental health in the period of adolescence, the role of intervening variables in this association has been seriously neglected. The aim of the present study was to illuminate the association between language use (operationalized by "the gap bet...
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Although considered an important component of a healthy personality, self-reflection has not so far been shown to have any specific benefits for mental health. This research addresses this issue by taking into consideration two important suppressor variables, self-rumination and the need for absolute truth. The latter is an innovative variable, def...
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This research examined the mediatory role of life purpose and career indecision in the relationship between the satisfaction of basic psychological needs and aggression. Data were collected from high school students (n = 466) and results showed that life purpose and career indecision fully mediated the relationship between basic psychological needs...
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In line with the perspective provided by the intentional paradigm which claims that the measures of subjective well-being (SWB), whether cognitive or affective, should refer to life itself, the Ontological Well-Being Scale (OWBS) has been operationalized. The research reported herein was aimed at developing and validating this psychometric tool in...
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ABSTRACT The main aim of the present study was to provide additional knowledge about the mediatory processes through which language relates to depression. Although previous research gave clear evidence that language is closely related to depression, the research on intervening variables in the relationship has been limited. The present investigatio...
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The aim of this study was to test three alternative models of personality structure, the first-order model, the general factor model and the Big Two model, using 44-item Big Five Inventory in a large sample (N = 878). The first-order, the general factor, and the Big Two models of personality were tested using a type of confirmatory factor analysis....
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Reliability and validity of "subjective well-being under neuroleptics scale-short form", Turkish version Objective:The Subjective Well-Being Under Neuroleptics Scale (SWNS) is a self-reported measure that evaluates the state of well-being of schizophrenis patients using antipsychotic drugs independently of psychotic symptoms. This study was intende...
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This study examined the factor structure of the Big Five Inventory and tested the hypothesis that the five personality dimensions could be summarized by two higher order factors, namely, plasticity and stability, using multigroup multitrait-multimethod confirmatory factor analyses. We tested the higher order model in two young adult samples drawn f...
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Decades of empirical research leave no doubt that friendship experiences are consistent correlates of happiness. Yet, little is known about how friendships are related to happiness. The present study examined personal sense of uniqueness as a mediator of the relationship between same-sex best friendship quality and happiness in three samples each e...
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Past empirical research relying on self-determination theory (SDT) has consistently shown that parental support of basic psychological needs (BPN) is associated with adolescent happiness. Yet, the specific mechanisms accounting for this link are still undetermined. The present study aimed to address this gap in the literature by testing a theoretic...
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There is considerable evidence that two higher order factors underlie the Big-Five dimensions and that these two factors provide a parsimonious taxonomy. However, not much empirical evidence has been documented as to the extent to which these traits relate to certain psychological constructs. In this study, we tested a structural model to investiga...
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In this research, factor structure of the Occupational Project Scale (OPS) was investigated to determine whether the four-factor structure (e.g., regret, activation, nothingness, and hope) obtained from the research by O. F. Simsek and E. Kocayoruk (2010, Unpublished manuscript) would be validated in the context of workplace. Additional relationshi...
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Although past research provided some clues about the relation of language use with mental health, the mediatory functions of personality variables in this relationship have been ignored. This research examined the mediatory role of self-concept clarity in the relationship between language use perceived by individuals and mental health indicators in...
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In line with the perspective provided by the intentional paradigm which claims that the measures of subjective well-being (SWB), whether cognitive or affective, should refer to life itself, the Ontological Well-Being Scale (OWBS) has been operationalized. The research reported herein was aimed at developing and validating this psychometric tool in...
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In this study, we assessed cross-cultural differences in the extent to which general emotional intelligence is linked to life satisfaction and analyzed mediators of this relationship. We used data from an individualistic culture (Germany) and a collectivistic culture (India) and had university students respond to self-report measures of life satisf...
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Problem Statement: Although self-esteem has been considered an end-state of mental health or a defense mechanism, recent theoretical and empirical findings questions its status in the field of psychology. As a result of such a framework, research mainly concentrated on mean differences in self-esteem and the consequences of these differences for me...
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The major problem with the current emotional well-being scales is that they lack intentionality (being about something), which makes them incongruent with the definition of subjective well-being. A new emotional well-being scale with new affect adjectives has been developed by addressing intentionality. It focuses on individuals’ affective evaluati...
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A model indicating that the relationship between collective self-esteem and indicators of subjective well-being, happiness and life satisfaction, was mediated by personal self-esteem was tested by structural equation modeling. The model, including all participants, fitted well to the data. The results suggested that the relationship of collective s...
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Although the concept of uniqueness has always been special in psychology, there is no psychometric tool for measuring individuals’ sense of uniqueness. The research reported herein aimed to develop and validate a self-report measurement tool to assess individuals’ sense of uniqueness. Five studies were conducted to confirm the factor structure of t...
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The nexus between language and experience addresses the distinct, qualitative aspects of human experience or qualia. These qualitative aspects are important because, when people perceive a disconnect between language and experience, consequences for psychological health may follow. The research reported herein aimed to develop and validate a psycho...
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This study examined self-esteem as a mediator between parent attachment (mother and father) and psychological well-being of adolescents. A total of 282 high school students from the city of Ankara completed the self-report measures of parent attachment, self-esteem and positive and negative affect. Using structural equation modeling, a model was...
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The current model of subjective well-being (SWB) has been operationalized as the unity of affective and cognitive dimensions concerning the evaluation of one’s life, called emotional well-being and life satisfaction, respectively. There has been no theoretical framework, however, by which the unity is explained. The present paper offers a new const...
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Bu araştırmanın amacı, insancıl yaklaşıma dayalı olarak geliştirilen bir grup rehberliği programının, öğretmenlerin disiplin anlayışları üzerindeki etkisini belirlemektir. Söz konusu eğitim programının temelini, ahlak gelişimi, iletişim ve disiplin yöntemleri oluşturmuştur. Yine çalışma kapsamında, araştırmacı tarafından, öğretmenlerin disiplin anl...

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Family functions and reciprocal relations have important influence İn terms of preparing adolescents to adulthood. Mother-father and child relationships bear important characteristics on child’s perception and evaluation of both the environment and his/ her self-concept. “Attachment theory” stresses the effect of mother-father (parents) on child’s development. With the appropriate meet of his/her needs child perceives his/her self as a valuable thing and the environment as a reliable and appreciating environment (Bowlby, 1988). Thus, child begin to develop sense of basic reliance or reliable attachment and reflects this acquired feeling of reliance to the outer world. During the adolescence, positive mother-father relationships formed with the child influence the adolescents’ level of well-being (Cotterell, 1992), self-esteem (Laible, Carlo & Roeschc, 2004), adaptation skills and autonomous self-determination (Grolnick, Deci & Ryan, 1997), social skills and adaptation level to the environment (Elicker, Englund & Sroufe, 1992). In this context, it could be proposed that mother-father support contributes to the meeting of basic psychological needs, development of autonomous self-determination and well-being of the adolescents. Research state that independence and autonomy of the individual have been seen as a basic developmental function and possible developmental methods have been neglected for years in the field of psychology (Greenfield, Keller, Fuligni & Maynard, 2003; Kağıtçıbaşı, 2005). However, within the developmental point of view different development processes could be examined in every culture or sub-culture in a society. It is stated that there could be different methods in developing autonomy which is seen most likely particular to western cultures. For example, recent intercultural theories and empirical studies show that especially in eastern cultures, autonomy does not come out as de-attachment from the family and becoming independent; autonomy and attachment could be all together and this is a more healthy way (Guisinger & Blatt, 1994; Kağıtçıbaşı, 2005). Conducted studies present important evidence on that variable of attachment’s effect on mental health is obtained via psychological and subjective well-being (Leak & Cooney, 2001; Ryan & Deci, 2000 ; Wei et al., 2005). Ontological well-being which is a new concept within the well-being literature, is thought to have important contribution to the studies in the field of happiness and well-being. (Şimşek & Kocayörük, 2013). Ontological well-being provides the opportunity of evaluating the well-being of the individual by bringing forth a temporal point of view. It evaluates the well-being in past, present and future dimensions (Şimşek & Kocayörük, 2013). Since ontological well-being is defined as a new concept it needs empirical findings in regard to its relationship with the variables of mental health and well-being. Within the scope of this aim, first goal of this study is to focus on the relationship between the attachment and ontological well-being which have important place in mental health and reveal scientific findings regarding to this relationship is mediated by autonomy-relatedness perception. In this instance, collection of data from Turkey and France and comparison of this mediator model is planned. Other than this, with the data collected from France intercultural validation of ontological well-being scale is to be tested. Second objective of this study is to test intercultural validity of the autonomy-relatedness perception variable in adolescence development which is a new study area in the literature. At this stage, proposed model is that autonomy-relatedness perception is a mediating variable between the mother-father attachment and ontological well-being and it differs by this two cultures (see Method). Using the data collected from Turkey and France, model in question is to be tested in terms how it differs or whether there is significant difference or not between this two cultures On the third stage of the study, relationship between the autonomy variable and mental health is to be analyzed longitudinally. Firstly, it is planned to longitudinally examine the model in question described on stage two and stronger evidences related to autonomy-relatedness perception’s mediating role are expected to be found. This model is called unconditional development model where changes on dependent variable; ontological well-being, is to be tested in 30 months. In other words, from the beginning of adolescence progresses in this variable are to be comprehended both within–person and between-person. In conditional model, autonomy-relatedness perception is taken as predictor variable. Besides, effect of autonomy-relatedness perception on ontological well-being and its sub-dimensions’ change in time are to be examined both within–person and between-person (see Method, Figure 3) Implementation areas of structural equation modeling; factor analysis, multi-group confirmatory factor analysis (or equalance test of covariance matrixes), path analysis with latent variable and growth curve modeling is to be used in the study Finally, an educational workshop is to be organized where researchers from Turkey could share their project results. This workshop is to be organized with the participation of researchers studying about the project, academicians, counselors and other experts.