- Volume 12 Issue 3
Purpose: This study was to find out the correlations amongst family function. social support. and the perceived mother's love in the adolescents. Method: The study subjects were 171 adolescents of whom 43 were middle school students and 128 were high school students. The data consisted of general characteristics. family function. social support and perceived mother's love. The data were analyzed by frequency. mean. percentage. t-test. ANOVA and the Pearson's correlation using the SPSS statistical program. Result: 1. The mean score of the family function in the adolescents was 3.09 (maximum score: 5) and the mean score of cohesion was 3.23 and the mean score of adaptability was 2.94. There were significant differences in the family function according to grade and family type. 2. The mean score of the social support in the adolescents was 2.86 (maximum score: 5) and there was significant difference in the social support according to the fathers occupation. 3. The mean score of the perceived mother's love in the adolescents was 3.57 (maximum score: 5) and there were significant differences in the perceived mother's love according to grade. existence of the mother, the mother's occupation and adolescent's health state. 4. There were positive correlations between the family function, social support and the perceived mother's love. Conclusion: The above results suggest that there is a need to develop social support program for the adolescents in the low economic status. Further, a comprehensive program should be developed to relieve the problems of the adolescents considering the family function. social support and perceived mother's love.