The Effects of Family Environment and Individual Psychological Variables on Adolescents' Problem Behaviors

가족 환경 및 개인 심리 요인이 남녀 청소년의 문제행동에 미치는 영향

  • Seo Chan-Ran (Dept. of Home Economics, Graduate School. Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee Hyong-Sil (Dept. of Home Economics Education, Chung-Ang University)
  • 서찬란 (중앙대학교 대학원 가정학과) ;
  • 이형실 (중앙대학교 사범대학 가정교육학과)
  • Published : 2006.06.01


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of family environment and individual psychological variables on adolescent's problem behaviors. The subjects of this study were 855 students of middle school who reside in Seoul and 791 self-reported questionnaires were used for final analysis. The major results of this study were as follows: First, gender differences in adolescent's problem behaviors were not found. Second, depression, mother's monitoring and father's parenting behavior were found to have effects on adolescents' problem behaviors. Particularly, male adolescents' problem behaviors were influenced by depression and father's parenting behavior. Female adolescents' problem behaviors were influenced by depression, father's monitoring, and mother's monitoring.