Effect of Emotional Expression and Maladaptive Emotion Regulation Strategies for Loss Experience in Adolescence among College Students in Depression : With Mediating Effect of Self-esteem

대학생의 청소년기 상실경험에 대한 정서표현과 부정적 정서조절 방략이 우울에 미치는 영향: 자존감의 매개효과

  • 윤운영 (가톨릭대학교 심리학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.22
  • Accepted : 2019.04.18
  • Published : 2019.04.28


Loss experience can bring more negative impact to the person, if experienced in a younger period. This study examined how self-esteem mediates the effect of emotional expression and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies regarding one's loss during adolescence among college students on depression. The data of 380 college students entails what kind of loss was experienced, how the level of self-esteem mediated the effect of emotional expression and maladaptive emotion regulation strategy after loss experience on depression; and it was analyzed with SPSS 21.0 and Amos 21.0. The results showed that emotional expression about loss experiences was negatively correlated with depression (${\beta}=-.180$, p<.01), and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies showed a positive correlation with depression (${\beta}=.266$, p<.001). The emotional expression of loss experiences decreased the level of depression by increasing the level of self - esteem, and maladaptive emotion regulation strategy of loss experience increased depression level by lowering self-esteem level. Therefore, it is conceivable to assume that the more people articulate on various emotional experiences after their loss and think positively about themselves, and the less they criticize for themselves, the less likely they are to experience depression while maintaining high self-esteem.


Loss;Emotional Expression;Self-esteem;Negative Cognitive Emotional Regulation Strategies;Depression

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그림 1. 측정모형

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그림 2. 최종연구모형

표 1. 주요 변인의 기술통계 및 상관분석

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표 2. 측정모형의 적합도 검증결과

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표 3. 연구모형과 경쟁모형의 적합도 비교

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표 4. 최종연구모형의 경로계수

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표 5. 매개효과 검증

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