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Life satisfaction and self-esteem of children from low-income class : Testing mediation model of depression
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Life satisfaction and self-esteem of children from low-income class : Testing mediation model of depression
Hong, Yeonran; Jang, Gunja; Choi, Cheungsook;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating effect of depression on the relationship between self-esteem and life satisfaction of children from low-income class. The subjects were 385 children from low-income class in two municipalities. As research methods, frequency, descriptive, correlation statistical analysis using SPSS 20.0 program was conducted. The hypothesized model was tested using structural equation model to identify that model fits best to the collected data. The analysis indicates that depression had direct and negative effects on the life satisfaction. Depression mediates partially the relationship between self-esteem and life satisfaction. This study provides theoretical and practical implications for increasing self-esteem had positive effects on decreasing depression and pressing for improvement of life satisfaction level of children from low-income class.
 Keywords
Depression;life Satisfaction;self-esteem;
 Language
Korean
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