Effects of Anger and Entrapment on Psychological Health of High School Boys: Focused on the Mediating Effects of Social Support

남자 고등학생의 분노 및 속박감이 정신건강에 미치는 영향: 지각된 사회적 지지의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Yang, Sun Yi (Department of Nursing, Cheju Halla University) ;
  • Oh, Yun Hee (Department of Nursing, Cheju Halla University)
  • 양선이 (제주한라대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 오윤희 (제주한라대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.07.13
  • Accepted : 2017.09.19
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the status of psychological health among boys in high school and to examine the mediating effects of social support on the relationship between anger and entrapment on psychological health. Methods: The participants in this study were 193 high school boys from Jeju. Measurements included state-trait anger expression inventory, entrapment scale, student social support scale, and questionnaires to assess mental and physical health. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, $Scheff{\acute{e}}$ test, Pearson correlation coefficient, simple and multiple regression techniques with the SPSS 21.0. Mediation analysis was performed with the Baron and Kenny's method, and Sobel test. Results: Mean scores for anger experience, entrapment, social support, and psychological health were $29.81{\pm}7.34$, $34.09{\pm}16.33$, $45.75{\pm}7.02$, $22.51{\pm}9.91$, respectively. There was a significant correlation between anger experience and psychological health. Entrapment was significantly correlated with psychological health. Social support showed partial mediating effects in the relationship between anger experience and psychological health (Sobel test: Z=54.18. p<.001). Social support showed partial mediating effects in the relationship between entrapment and psychological health (Sobel test: Z=2.24. p=.025). Conclusion: The results indicate a need to develop social support programs for boys in high school.



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