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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2012;16(1):122-132.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2012.16.1.122    Published online January 31, 2012.
The Relationship between Social support, Self-esteem and Stress in Elementary School Children
전미숙1, 김현옥2
1이서초등학교
2전북대학교
초등학생의 사회적지지, 자아존중감과 스트레스와의 관계
전미숙1, 김현옥2
1이서초등학교
2전북대학교
Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of social support, self-esteem, and stress in elementary school children.
Methods
The data were collected by self-reported questionnaires from 457 5th and 6th graders of four elementary schools located in Jollabuk-do Province, Korea. Subjects were completed the following questionnaires: Social support, self-esteem and Stress. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test, Pearson's correlation coefficients and Stepwise multiple regression using SPSS/WIN 15.0 program.
Results
The mean (±SD) scores of Social support, self-esteem and Stress were 3.22 (±0.43), 3.00 (±0.53), and 1.47 (±0.43), respectively. There was a significant negative correlations could be seen in social support (r=-.497, p<.001) as well as self-esteem (r=-.491, p<.001) in relation to stress. The variables of stress in elementary school children were social support and self-esteem which explained 30.0% of the cases.
Conclusion
The findings of the study indicated that there is a need to develop and apply nursing intervention to promote social support, self-esteem, and reduce stress in elementary school children. Therefore it is needed to develop nursing intervention programs to promote social support and self-esteem.
Key Words: sudents, social support, self-esteem, stress


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