Influence of Perceived Social Support and Self-Efficacy on Stress-Coping Behaviors in School-Aged Children

학령기 아동이 지각한 사회적지지, 자기효능감이 스트레스 대처행동에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.09.22
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of perceived social support and self-efficacy on stress-coping behaviors among school-aged children. The subjects in this study were 312 selected students in an elementary school. Data were gathered from May 12 to 23, 2014. The collected data were analyzed by a statistical package SPSS. As a result, social support perceived by the children and their self-efficacy had significant positive correlations with positive stress-coping behaviors. As for influential predictors for positive stress-coping behaviors, social support and self- efficacy were significantly influential. The findings of the study ascertained that the children's positive stress-coping behaviors were under the heavy influence of social support and self-efficacy. In the future, the development of programs that aim at boosting social support and self-efficacy to affect the reduction of children's stress is required, and related intervention is also necessary.


School-aged;Children;Social support;Self-efficacy;Stress-coping behaviors


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