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Family Cohesion and Happiness of Youth: Mediating Effects of a Positive Attitude
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 37, Issue 1,  2016, pp.83-94
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/kjcs.2016.37.1.83
 Title & Authors
Family Cohesion and Happiness of Youth: Mediating Effects of a Positive Attitude
Kim, Min Ji; Ko, Jaehong;
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 Abstract
Objective: This study investigated how family cohesion influences adolescents` positive attitude formation and their happiness as classified into hedonistic happiness and eudaimonistic happiness. We also examined whether adolescents` positive attitude functions as a mediator between family cohesion and the two kinds of happiness. Particularly, positive attitude consists of three subfactors: positive perspective, self-positivity, and social positivity. This study focused on exploring which subfactor primarily plays a mediating role. Methods: A total of 320 middle school students participated in the present study. Results and Conclusion: The findings of the study are as follows: first, positive attitude was shown to function as a mediator between family cohesion and two kinds of happiness. Second, through an analysis of multiple mediation, self-positivity and social positivity were found to be mediators between family cohesion and hedonistic happiness. However, positive perspective and self-positivity were revealed to serve as mediators between family cohesion and eudaimonistic happiness. Only self-positivity, being considered as a core construct of positive attitude, turned out to be a common mediator between family cohesion and the two kinds of happiness.
 Keywords
Happiness;Positive attitude;Family cohesion;Multiple mediation;
 Language
Korean
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