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The Relationships of Family Strength and Creative Personality to Career Maturity in Middle School Students

중학생의 진로성숙도에 대한 가족건강성과 창의적 인성의 영향력

  • Yun, Seonyoung (Yudeok Middle School) ;
  • Shin, Hyoshick (Dept. of Home Economics Education, Chonnam National University, Human Ecology Research Institute, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Seonjeong (Dept. of Home Economics Education, Chonnam National University, Human Ecology Research Institute, Chonnam National University)
  • 윤선영 (유덕중학교) ;
  • 신효식 (전남대학교 가정교육과, 생활과학연구소) ;
  • 이선정 (전남대학교 가정교육과, 생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2015.11.10
  • Accepted : 2015.12.24
  • Published : 2015.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation among family strength, creative personality, and career maturity. This subjects were the 508 middle school students living in Gwangju. Data was analyzed for frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, cronbach's ${\alpha}$, ANOVA, duncan test, and hierarchical regression analysis using SPSS/PC 18.0 program. The major findings were as follows; First, the middle school students' family strengths, creative personality, and career maturity were higher than median(3.00). Second, career maturity showed significant difference according to all of family strength(family respect and affection, role sharing and problem solving, communication and family bonding, financial stability) and part of creative personality(self-conviction, perseverance/tenacity, openness of thinking, curiosity). Third, the middle school students' career maturity was influenced by self-confidence and humor. And the middle school students' career maturity was explained about 26% by these variables. The outcomes indicated that career maturity of middle school students is affected by creative personality.