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Association of Sexual Maturation and Parent-Child Communication on Maturity Fears in Elementary School Girls

초등학교 여학생의 성적 성숙도, 부모자녀 의사소통 및 성숙 불안에 관한 연구

  • 조헌하 (고신대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 문소현 (국립목포대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.03.22
  • Accepted : 2016.04.14
  • Published : 2016.04.30

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence maturity fears in elementary school girls. Methods: The participants were 118 3rd and 4th grade students from 3 elementary schools in 3 cities in Korea. Data were collected using questionnaires which included measurement scales for the relative variables and demographic data. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and hierarchial regression analysis with SPSS/WIN 21.0. Results: The significant predictors of maturity fears were weight, father-child communication, frequency of maturity communication with father, and close relation with mother. Conclusion: For effective management of maturity fears in elementary school girls, programs including weight control, functional communication with father and supportive nurturance of mother should be developed.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 목포대학교

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