Social Dissatisfaction and Family Quality of Life in Early Childhood

Elif Yavuz, Zeliha Yazıcı


The purpose of this study, which focused on social dissatisfaction and family quality of life in children, was to examine whether the family quality of life predicted social dissatisfaction among children in preschool. Participants included 194 of kindergarten children (M age= 5.9 years) and their families. Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale and the Beach Center Family Quality of Life Scale were used as data collection instruments. Results showed that the family quality of life of the children was found to be high but social satisfaction was low. The most significant predictor of children’s dissatisfaction with school and peer interactions was concluded to be the quality of emotional well-being in family ecology.


social loneliness; social dissatisfaction; satisfaction; preschool; family quality of life

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