The Mediating Role of Resilience and Social Support on the Relationship Between Childhood Neglect and Adult Well-Being

Koçtürk N., Demirtas-Zorbaz S., Tarim B.

VIOLENCE AND VICTIMS, vol.36, no.2, pp.292-305, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1891/vv-d-19-00006
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ATLA Religion Database, CINAHL, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Political Science Complete, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Violence & Abuse Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.292-305
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Childhood neglect has a lifelong negative impact on the individual's physical health and well-being and is a risk for psychopathology. The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between child neglect, resilience, social support, and well-being. Data were collected from 450 women. A structural equation model was designed and tested to determine the correlations between the variables affecting well-being. The results revealed that the more women were neglected during childhood, the lower they perceived social support and the lower their resilience and well-being. Additionally, there was a significant relationship between resilience and well-being, whereas there was no significant relationship between social support and well-being. The findings show that neglect directly affects well-being in adulthood in the negative direction.