The Mediating Effects of Communication Skill on the Relationship between Perceived Social Support and School Adjustment of High School Students in Multicultural Families

다문화가정 고등학생이 지각한 사회적지지가 학교적응에 미치는 영향: 의사소통능력의 매개효과

Kim, Juyeon

  • Received : 2018.09.03
  • Accepted : 2018.12.13
  • Published : 2019.01.28


This research investigated the mediating effects of communication skills in the relationship between perceived social support and school adjustment of high school students in the multicultural families, South Korea. The high school students from one to three degree in the school, who are joined the center for multicultural families in Kyeonggi-do province, were participated in the survey for this research. Total 110 were analysed using SPSS version 23.0, and used a correlation and regression analyses, proposed by Baron and Kenny(1986), to estimate the relationships between research variables. The results were as follows: First, perceived social support, communication skills and school adjustment were significant associated each other, and had positive correlations. Secondly, communication skilsl of multicultural families' high school students in South Korea had partial mediating effects on the relationship between perceived social support and school adjustment. Based on these findings, the limitations and implications of this research were discussed.


Social Support;School Adjustment;Communication Skills;Multicultural Families;Mediating Effects