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The Influences of Parental Behavior Control and Adolescents' Anxiety on School Related Adjustment

부모의 행동통제와 청소년의 불안이 학교적응에 미치는 영향

  • Choi, Mi-Kyung (Departments of Human Development and Family Studies, Duksung Women's University) ;
  • Min, Dae-Gi (Departments of Information Statistics, Duksung Women's University)
  • 최미경 (덕성여자대학교 아동가족학과) ;
  • 민대기 (덕성여자대학교 정보통계학과)
  • Received : 2014.11.30
  • Accepted : 2015.03.02
  • Published : 2015.08.30

Abstract

This study examined the direct and indirect influences of parental behavioral control on adolescents' school related adjustment by exploring pathways between parental behavioral control, adolescents' anxiety, and school related adjustment. Participants were composed of 319 high school 1st graders (153 male and 165 female students) from the Seoul area. They completed questionnaires on parental behavioral control, adolescents' anxiety, and adolescents' school related adjustment. The collected data were analyzed using Pearson's correlation coefficients, Factor Analysis, and Structural Equation Modeling. It was adapted to SPSS version 19.0 and Amos version 21.0 for Windows. The results indicated that adolescents' anxiety partially mediated the association of parental behavioral control and adolescents' school related adjustment. More concretely, direct effect of adolescents' anxiety on adolescents' school related adjustment were slightly greater than the direct/indirect effects of parental behavioral control on adolescents' school related adjustment. The effect of adolescents' anxiety on adolescents' school related adjustment was the greatest among all associations between research variables. The findings of this study have implications for research and practice that highlights the important considerations for proper parental behavioral control and reducing adolescents' anxiety that should be emphasized to improve adolescents' school related adjustment. We believe that improved parental behavioral control needs to be emphasized when designing prevention and parent intervention education programs for adolescents' psychological problem and school related adjustment.

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Grant : 실천적 인문학으로서의 독서치료 활성화를 위한 병리적 증상에 따른 비블리오그래프 DB구축

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