Family System and Male Adolescents' Loneliness

가족체계와 남자 청소년의 외로움

  • An, Soon-Ok (Department of Home Economics, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Yeong-Hee (Department of Child Welfare, Chungbuk National University)
  • 안순옥 (충북대학교 가정학과) ;
  • 김영희 (충북대학교 아동복지학과)
  • Published : 2005.12.01

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of family system on male adolescents' loneliness. From the research results significantly different factors of family system, consisting of family differentiation, family flexibility, boundary between parents and male adolescents, conflict resolved in parents, and male adolescents' cohesion with mother and father, explained each aspect of male adolescents' loneliness including lack of intimacy, social relationship network, and belonging according to their school types. The boundary between parents and male adolescents was a critical factor explaining the lack of intimacy of male adolescents in a juvenile detention center, and family flexibility was a congruous factor having an impact on the lack of belonging of male adolescents both in the juvenile detention center and public schools.

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