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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2009;15(2):302-310.
Published online December 31, 2009.
Impact of Parent-Adolescent Attachment and Self-Control on Problem Behavior in Middle School Students
Moon, Young-Sook;Han, Su-Jeong;
1Department of Nursing, Konyang University
2Department of Nursing, Konyang University
중학생의 부모-자녀 애착과 자기통제력이 문제행동에 미치는 영향
문영숙, 한수정
1건양대학교 간호학과
2건양대학교 간호학과
The purpose of this study was to examine the attachment of middle school students to their parents, their self-control, problem behavior, and the mediating effect of self-control on the relationship between parent-adolescent attachment and problem behavior. Method: Data were collected by questionnaires from 467 students in middle schools from May 19 to 30, 2008. Data were analyzed by Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple regression procedures. Result: 1. The students investigated received a mean score of 2.76 and 3.01 on attachment for fathers and mothers respectively. They received a mean score of 3.32 on self-control. The most prevalent self-perceived problem behavior among the students was going home late at night without permission followed by bullying friends for no reason and drinking. 2. Among parent-adolescent attachment, self-control and problem behavior, parent-adolescent attachment had a positive correlation to self-control and a negative correlation to problem behavior. 3. Self-control had a mediating effect on the relationship between parent-adolescent attachment and problem behavior. Conclusion: Parent-adolescent attachment influenced problem behavior through the mediating effect of self-control, and is expected to lay the foundation for the prevention of adolescent problem behavior.
Key Words: Adolescent, Attachment, Self control, Problem behavior

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