The Relations of Children's Peer Victimization, Self-esteem, and Loneliness

아동의 또래 괴롭힘 및 자아존중감과 외로움간의 관계

  • 최미경 (덕성여자대학교 아동가족학과)
  • Received : 2006.04.30
  • Accepted : 2006.07.08
  • Published : 2006.08.01


The main purpose of this study was to examine the relations between Children's peer victimization, self-esteem, and loneliness with a sample of 494 elementary school students (293 boys and 231 girls) living in Pusan. Data was analyzed by correlations and regressions. Children's direct/indirect peer victimization were positively related to loneliness. Expecially, indirect peer victimization was more positively related to loneness than direct peer victimization was. Children's self-esteem was negatively related to loneliness. Children's direct/indirect peer victimization were negatively related to self-esteem. Expecially, direct peer victimization was more negatively related to self-esteem than indirect peer victimization was. In boys, self-esteem tended to play a perfectly mediating role between indirect peer victimization and loneliness. In girls, self-esteem tended to play a partially mediating role between direct peer victimization and loneliness.