Social Indicators Research

, Volume 115, Issue 1, pp 93–115 | Cite as

Sense of Community and Individual Well-Being: A Research on Fulfillment of Needs and Social Capital in the Turkish Community

  • Nalan Yetim
  • Ünsal YetimEmail author


In this research, the relationship between fulfillment of needs, social capital, and sense of community and individual well-being has been explored by testing the perception of sense of community by means of residential satisfaction. The study involves the participations of 677 adults from Mersin, Turkey. A model in which social capital mediates the relationship of fulfillment of needs with sense of community and individual well-being has been validated by path analysis. Accordingly, fulfillment of needs and variables of social capital significantly predict sense of community and individual well-being. The results have been discussed in detail with regard to socio-cultural aspects.


Sense of community Fulfillment of needs Social capital Civicness Trust Psychological well-being Life satisfaction Flourishing Residential satisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyMersin UniversityMersinTurkey
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMersin UniversityMersinTurkey

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