Mediating Effects of Self-esteem and Social Support on the Relationship between Physical, Psychological Symptoms and Campus Life Satisfaction of Students

대학생의 신체적, 심리적 증상과 대학생활만족도와의 관계에서 자아존중감과 사회적 지지의 매개효과

  • Lee, Yong-Ho (Health Science, Wonkwang Graduate School of health & Complementary Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Hui-Kyung (Health Science, Wonkwang General Graduate School) ;
  • Kim, Nam-Song (Preventive Medicine, Wonkwang Medical School)
  • 이용호 (원광대학교 보건.보완의학대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 김희경 (원광대학교 일반대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 김남송 (원광대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2013.07.20
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28


The study aimed to understand how general characteristics, health consciousness and health behavior of college students are related to physical symptoms, psychological symptoms, self-esteem, social support and the students' satisfaction with college life while it examined how self-esteem and social support are affected by the physical symptoms and psychological symptoms as depression and anxiety and the college life satisfaction. According to the results from path analysis, age, with the social support as a medium, appeared to have had a positive influence on the students' satisfaction with college life while physical symptoms, depression and anxiety had been found, with self-esteem and social support as a media, to affect the students' campus life satisfaction, with physical symptoms positively while depression and anxiety negatively. In conclusion, the study verified mediated effects, sizes and paths of both self-esteem and social support when they are related to physical symptoms, psychological symptoms and college students' satisfaction with their campus life.


College life satisfaction;Self-esteem;Social support;Mediated effect;Path analysis


Supported by : 원광대학교