This study was conducted to evaluate in what way hopelesness and depression status of the small enterprise owners, who are important actors of economic life, are affective for perception of the crisis, which commenced in the last quarter of 2008 in USA and has affected all the world in short time. The main population of the study is owners of small enterprises operating under Sakarya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SATSO), but due to time and financial limitations sampling was done. In this context owners of 250 small companies were randomly selected and face to face questionaries were conducted. Findings of the study shows that there is a positive correlation between hopelesness and depression of the small enterprise owners, married persons are more hopeless than the single and psyhological status of the enterprise owners is effective for perception of global crisis.Global crisis, Small enterprise owners, Hopelessness, Depression
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