Child Maltreatment and Resilience : Mediating Effects of Cognitive Function and Social Support

아동학대와 탄력성의 관계에서 인지기능과 사회적 지지의 매개효과

  • 주소영 (맑은아이상담센터, 성균관대학교) ;
  • 이양희 (성균관대학교 아동학과)
  • Received : 2008.02.29
  • Accepted : 2008.05.09
  • Published : 2008.06.30


This study aimed to verify the mediating effects of cognitive function and social support and to establish a structural relationship between child maltreatment and resilience in school-age children (n=357) taken in by child protection service. In the first model (linear arrangement), each protective factor mediates independently between maltreatment and resilience; in the second model (arrangement in due order), cognitive function has mediating effects prior to social support. Analysis of data included descriptive statistics, Cronbach's a, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Results of the first model showed indirect effects of cognitive function and social support. Results of the second model significantly affirmed that the mediators, cognitive function and social support, diminish negative effects of maltreatment by bolstering resilience.