The effects of parental child-rearing attitudes and peer relationships on children's mobile phone dependency and use type

부모의 양육태도와 또래관계 속성이 아동의 휴대전화 의존도 및 활용유형에 미치는 영향

  • Lim, Yang Mi (Department of Home Economics Education, Jeonju University)
  • 임양미 (전주대학교 가정교육과)
  • Received : 2013.11.29
  • Accepted : 2014.03.15
  • Published : 2014.04.30


This study aimed to discriminate the groups clustered by mobile phone dependency and use type and to explore the quality of parent child-rearing attitudes and peer relationships predicting the types of groups. The subjects were the 688 fourth-grade students participating in the Korea Child Youth Panel Surveys. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, cluster analysis, One-way ANOVA and multinominal logistic regressions. The main results of this study were as follows. Firstly, as the result of cluster analysis inputting the mobile phone dependency and use type, the four clustered groups were produced. Secondly, the quality of parent child-rearing attitudes and peer relationships discriminating the four groups were parents' supervision, over-involvement, love, senses of non-alienation from peers and communicating with them. Therefore, this study suggested the parent education and peer-relationship improving program to form children's good habits of mobile phone use.



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