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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2009;15(2):293-301.
Published online December 31, 2009.
A Study of Self-esteem and Stress Coping Skills in Early Adolescence
Hyun, Myung-Sun;Nam, Kyoung-A;
1College of Nursing, Ajou University
2Division of Nursing, College of Medicine, Hallym University
초기 청소년의 자아존중감과 스트레스 대처방식
현명선, 남경아
1아주대학교 간호대학
2한림대학교 의과대학 간호학과
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and coping skills among middle school students. Method: The participants were 674 students in three middle schools in GyeongGi-Do. The data were collected from June 10 to 20, 2005. The instruments used were the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale and the Ways of Coping Checklist. The data were analyzed using the SPSS-Win 12.0 program. Result: Self-esteem showed a significant positive correlation with positive coping skills (r= .162. p= .000). As for the positive coping skills, there was a significant difference by grade (F= 4.69, p= .010), relationship with parent (F=4.036, p= .02), and relationship with siblings (F=3.902, p= .02). As for the negative coping skills, there was a significant difference by grade (F=3.05, p= .04), condition of living with parents (F=3.559, p= .02), economic status (F=3.736, p= .02), relationship with sibling (F=3.408, p= .03), and troubling matters (F=5.422, p= .005). Conclusion: Positive coping skills may be effective for adjustment because they positively related to self-esteem. Self-esteem and coping skills should be considered when an adolescent's mental health enhancement program is designed.
Key Words: Adolescent, Self-esteem, Coping skill

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