The Convergence Study on Influences of Self-esteem in Adulthood and Attachment to Mother on Adult Students' Major Satisfaction in e-learning education

성인학습자의 자아존중감, 모 애착이 이러닝 교육과정의 학습자가 선택한 전공만족도에 미치는 영향에 관한 융합적 연구

  • Song, Seung-Min (Department of Child & Family Welfare, The University of Suwon) ;
  • Lee, Sa-Rah (Department of Child & Family Counseling, Sejong Cyber University)
  • 송승민 (수원대학교 아동가족복지학과) ;
  • 이사라 (세종사이버대학교 아동가족상담학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.18
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of attachment across an individual's lifespan. The present study explored how mother attachment in childhood influences adult student's major satisfaction and examined the mediating effect of self-esteem between mother attachment and major satisfaction. Participants were 529 adult students enrolled in S Cyber University. They answered a questionnaire about their present self-esteem level, attachment to their mother in childhood, and major satisfaction. By using SEM analysis, this study found that adult students' self-esteem completely mediated between their childhood attachment to their mother and their major satisfaction in adulthood. This result indicates influences of a secure attachment and positive self-esteem on major satisfaction of e-learning adult students.


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