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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2010;14(1):24-34.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2010.14.1.24    Published online January 31, 2010.
Body Image, Self-esteem, and Behavior Problems of School Age Children
김미예1, 서지영2
1경북대학교
2영남외국어대학
초등학생의 신체상, 자아존중감 및 문제행동
김미예1, 서지영2
1경북대학교
2영남외국어대학
Abstract
Objectives
: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among body image, self-esteem, and behavior problems in school children.
Methods
: The data was collected from December 2, 2008 to May 25, 2009. The subjects consisted of 405 elementary students and their parents in D city. The data was analyzed by t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation coefficient using SPSS/WIN program and Canonical correlation using SAS 9.1 TS.
Results
: Body image, self-esteem, and behavior problems were significant difference in age, sibling relationship, peers' relationship, parents's relationship, father's educational background and economic state. Behavior problems showed negative correlation with body image and self-esteem. Canonical correlation analysis of 2 sub-domains of behavior problems showed that internalized problems made the highest contribution to predicting body image and self-esteem.
Conclusion
: To decrease behavior problems, influencing factors (age, interpersonal relationship, economic state), body image, and self-esteem should be included nursing intervention programs in school children.
Key Words: school children, body image, self-esteem, behavior problems


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