The Effect of Middle School Students' Perception of Interparental Conflict on Middle School Students' Aggression : Multiple Group Structural Equation Modeling of Male and Female Students

중학생이 지각한 부부갈등이 중학생의 공격성에 미치는 영향 : 남녀간 다중집단구조방정식 모델 분석

  • Kim, Jin-Hee (Dept. of Home Economics Education, Kyungnam University) ;
  • Cho, Ok-Kwi (Dept. of Psychology, Kyungnam University)
  • Received : 2013.12.04
  • Accepted : 2014.02.14
  • Published : 2014.03.31


This study examined the effect of middle school students' perceived marital conflict on the middle school students' aggression. Also it examined the differences of male and female middle school students. The researcher surveyed 500 questionnaires for middle school students and was using 444 questionnaires in the final analysis. To analysis the data, t-test, Pearson correlation and the multiple group Structural Equation Modeling approach was used. It was sown that in the middle school students who highly perceived their interparental conflict, the higher the aggression. Interpartental conflicts significantly affected on middle school students' aggression in male and female students. It was sown, also that in the male middle school students who highly perceived their interparental conflict than girl students who highly perceived, the higher the aggression. In conclusion, this study demonstrates the importance of parental roles have effects on middle school students' problem behavior. Especially it was found that male middle school students aggression are influences by interparental conflict. Accordingly, this study has significances by proposing methods of efficient parental consultation and education to resolve parental conflicts.