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The Effect of Social Support and Problem Solving Ability of Low-Income Divorced Family's Children on Problem Behavior

저소득층 이혼가정 아동의 사회적지지 및 문제해결력이 문제행동에 미치는 영향

  • Jung, Ji-Yun (MyungJi University, Department of child studies) ;
  • Han, Eu-Gene (MyungJi University, Department of child studies)
  • Published : 2007.06.30

Abstract

This study was based on resilience approach to find out elementary first, second, and third year students' differences of social support and problem solving ability defending on their family situation (low-income divorced family or normal family) by comparing their sex and age. In addition, the purpose of this study was to find out the effect of factors (social support, problem behavior, and problem solving ability) of children defending on their family situation and age. Moreover, it was aimed to find out the effect of social support and problem solving ability of low-income divorced family's children on their problem behavior. Subjects were 165 children in elementary school (grade 1, 2, and 3). For this study two groups were used for comparison. First, low-grade elementary school children with low-income divorced parents (N=87), "group D" and second, with low-income non-divorced parents (N=78) "group N". The questionnaire, picture cards, and teacher's report was used to determine social support perception, problem-solving ability, and problem behavior, respectively. Results showed that "Group D" was determined to show regarding social support, problem-solving ability, and problem behaviors worse than "group N". In conclusion, problem behaviors of "group D" were affected by social support and their problem-solving ability.

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