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The mediating effect of decision making ability on the relationship between courage and happiness in young children

유아의 용기와 행복감 간의 관계 분석 및 의사결정력의 매개효과

  • Won, Myung-Soon (Division of Early Childhood Education, Seojeong college)
  • 원명순 (서정대학교 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2017.01.05
  • Accepted : 2017.02.03
  • Published : 2017.02.28

Abstract

This study examined the effects of courage on happiness and the mediating effects of the decision making ability on the relationship between courage and happiness. The courage Inventory for Young Children (Park & Lee, 2011), The Children's decision making ability Scale (Park, 2012) and the happiness Questionnaire (Kim, 2008) were administered to 220 young children (112 boys, 108 girls, 5 year of age). The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, and a sobel test using the computer program, SPSS/PC 21.0. The results were as follows. First, there were significant positive relationships among courage, decision making ability, and happiness. Second, courage was an important factor in predicting the happiness of young children, and the decision making ability had mediating effects on the relationship between courage and happiness.

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