The Effects of Parents' Neglect on Adolescents' School Adjustment: Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Self- Identity and Life Satisfaction

부모방임이 청소년의 학교생활적응에 미치는 영향: 자아정체성과 삶의 만족도의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Song, Soon-Man (Graduate School of Social Welfare, Hansei Unversity) ;
  • Paik, Jina (Department of Social Welfare, Hansei Unversity)
  • 송순만 (한세대학교 사회복지) ;
  • 백진아 (한세대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2016.08.17
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28


This study tries to investigate the influence of parents' neglect on adolescents' school adjustment, and to prove the mediating effects of self-identity and life satisfaction on the relationship between two variables. Data from 5th year(2014) Korean Children and Youth Panel Study(KCYPS) on 2035 nation-wide second year middle school students was analyzed by utilizing Regression analysis and path analysis. Results of the analysis showed first, parents' neglect had a negative effect on adolescents' self-identity, life satisfaction, and school adjustment. Second, adolescents' school adjustment improved with their self-identity and life satisfaction included as mediating effects. Third, the effect of parents' neglect on adolescents' school adjustment was partly mediated by the effects of subject's self-identity and life satisfaction. Furthermore, the need for program development to enhance adolescents' self-identity, life satisfaction and school adjustment was suggested.


Parents' Neglect;School Adjustment;Self-Identity;Life Satisfaction;Mediating Effect


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