- Volume 56 Issue 2
The purpose of this study is to offer information needed in developing mental health service programs which can help mental patients to improve their self-esteem. For that purpose, the difference and the interrelation between mental patients' characteristics, and their self-esteem, group consciousness and consciousness of right were examined. And also, in practice, I observed 374 patients suffering from mental problem, who live in Busan and in Kyeong Nam province. As the result, the several facts which could be got from this theoretical examination and practical observation are as follows: First, it is shown that what is meaningfully related to mental patients' self-esteem are their educational level, the families' monthly earnings, a feeling of satisfaction to family relationship, the time spending together with their friends, or a feeling of satisfaction to their friends Second, it is appeared that there was a significant interaction between group consciousness of mental patients, and whether they have got married and the time spending together with their friends. Third, it is found out that their feeling of satisfaction to family relationship and the time spending together with their friends have meaningful relation to consciousness of right which mental patients have. Finally, speaking of interaction among self-esteem, group consciousness and consciousness of right, it is understood that self-esteem has significant effect of group consciousness, and that group consciousness has confidential effect on consciousness of right.