The Relationship between Social Support, Health Status, College Adjustment and Academic Achievement in College Students

대학생들의 사회적 지지와 건강상태, 대학생활 적응 및 학업성취도와의 관계

  • Jeon, So-Youn (Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Daejeon Health Sciences College)
  • 전소연 (대전보건대학 응급구조과)
  • Received : 2010.04.15
  • Accepted : 2010.06.11
  • Published : 2010.06.30

Abstract

Objectives: This study intends to understand the difference of social support levels and the relationship between social support the health status, college adjustment and academic achievement in the college student. Methods: Data were obtained from self-administered questionnaire of 416 college student. We measured the demographic characteristics, social support (tangible support, appraisal support, belonging support, self-esteem support), health status (36-item short-form health survey(SF-36), center for epidemiologic studies-depression(CES-D), perceived stress scale(PSS)), student adaptation to college questionnaire(SACQ), average grades point. Chi-square test, t-test, ANOVA test, pearson correlation analysis were used for analysis factors relation of the social support of the college students. Results: In considering the degree of social support by the demographic characteristics in the college students, the social support was better for the female college students. In considering the relation between social support and health status, the students who get better social support, were good in health depression and perceived stress status. When they got better social support their college adjustment and academic achievement were good. The result was statistically significant. Conclusions: Social support for students has great influence on health, college adjustment and academic achievement of students. Psychological aspects of students should be included in the strategy of social support for students.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 대전보건대학