A Study on the Social Support, Ego-resiliency and Stress Coping Strategies of School-Dropout Adolescents

학업중단 청소년의 사회적지지, 자아탄력성과 스트레스 대처방식 연구

  • Received : 2016.11.01
  • Accepted : 2017.01.20
  • Published : 2017.01.28


This study investigated relative explanation of social support, ego-resiliency and stress coping strategies to help adaptive coping style of school-dropout adolescents under stress situation. To this end, 101 school-dropout adolescents were surveyed by visiting and requesting the outofschool youth supporting project, youth detention center, and adolescent protective and treatment facilities in Daejeon, Cheongnam, and Chungbuk. As analysis methods, descriptive statistical analysis, pearson's correlation, and hierarchical analysis were conducted and the research results are as follows. First, stress coping strategies showed positive relationship with social support and ego-resiliency. Second, a variable that showed greater explanation power for stress coping strategies was the environmental variable, the social support. Third, it was identified that there was greater explanation power when the environmental variable, the social support, and the personal variable, the ego-resiliency, were put in at the same time for stress coping strategies. According to the result, this study implies that schools, community, national policy effort and systemetic approach are required as well as improvement of personal coping capabilities in order to overcome difficulties school-dropout adolescents face.


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