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Influence of Psychological Well-being and Emotional Expressiveness in Middle School Students on their Peer Relationships

중학생의 심리적 안녕감과 정서표현성이 교우관계에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Young-Hee (Department of Child Studies, Daejin University) ;
  • Koh, Tae-Soon (Department of Early Childhood Education, Shinhan University)
  • Received : 2014.09.05
  • Accepted : 2014.10.10
  • Published : 2014.10.31

Abstract

This study examined the middle school students' psychological well-being, emotional expressiveness and peer relationships according to sex, and the relationships among them. The participants of this study were 391 second grade students at a middle schools located in Gyeonggi-do. The collected data were analyzed using a t-test, Pearson's correlation analysis and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The results were follows: First, there were significant differences in the psychological well-being, emotional expressiveness and peer relationships according to sex. Female students had higher levels in all variables than male students. Second, there were significant relationships among psychological well-being, emotional expressiveness and peer relationships. In addition, psychological well-being and positive emotional expressiveness, negative expressiveness in the sub-factor of emotional expressiveness were significant predictors of peer relationships. These findings provide suggestions regarding the plan to improve middle school students' peer relationships.

Keywords

Emotional Expressiveness;Middle School Students;Peer Relationships;Psychological Well-being

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