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International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study

Impact of self orientations on the leadership need And psychological well-being



Self-construal studies which draw much interest in psychology field, have recently started to take place in academic life. Self is basically defined as interdependent-independent self-types depending on the extent of relationship of individuals with others (Markus and Kitayama, 1991; Kağıtçıbaşı, 2013). Beliefs, attitudes, goals and behaviors are regulated by self-construal types. The aim of this study is to take Balanced Integration and Differentiation Model (Balanced Model) as a basis and accordingly to examine the impact of individuated and relational self-orientation on leadership need and psychological well-being in Turkey. BID model considers that individuation and relatedness are distinct, and complementary self-orientations for self-system (İmamoğlu, 2003). As a natural need, both of them is required for optimal psychological functioning (İmamoğlu, 1998, 2003; İmamoğlu and Beydoğan, 2011; İmamoğlu and Güler-Edwards, 2007; İmamoğlu and İmamoğlu, 2007, İmamoğlu and Karakitapoğlu-Aygün, 2004, 2007). Individuated self-orientation is related with exploration security, need for cognition, curiosity, tolerance for ambiguity and perceived autonomy. On the other hand, relational self-orientation is related with variables such as love-acceptance, satisfaction with general life domains, close relationship with family, attachment security, positive affectivity, low trait anxiety, and positive future expectations (İmamoğlu, 1998; 2003; İmamoğlu, Günaydın and Selçuk, 2011; İmamoğlu and Güler-Edwards, 2007; İmamoğlu and Aygün-Karakitapoğlu, 2006; İmamoğlu and İmamoğlu, 2007).

No fo Author(s) : 1
Page(s) : 186 - 190
Electronic ISSN : 2374 - 1627
Volume 2 : Issue 2
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