The influence of maternal family-of-origin experiences : focused on the mediated effect of value of children

어머니의 원가족 경험이 양육태도에 미치는 영향 : 자녀가치의 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Shin, Gun Ho (Department of Early Childhood Education, Kangnam University) ;
  • Shim, Hye Sook (Department of Early Childhood Education, Kangnam University)
  • 신건호 (강남대학교 유아교육과) ;
  • 심혜숙 (강남대학교 유아교육과)
  • Received : 2018.10.18
  • Accepted : 2018.12.20
  • Published : 2018.12.28


This study focuses on the mediated effect of value of children with a purpose of examining the influence of maternal family-of-origin. A group of 247 mothers having young children in the age of 3 to 5 years participated in a survey which is consisted of the scale of family-of-origin experiences, parenting attitude and value of children. The study results show four aspects: First, family-of-origin experiences have positive effect on value of children. Second, maternal value of children also appears to be positive on parenting attitude. Third, family-of-origin experiences have positive effect on parenting attitude. Lastly, value of children shows mediated effect between family-of-origin experience and parenting attitude. In other words, having high level of positive awareness in family-of-origin experiences brings positive value of children, and the value of children brings positive effect on parenting attitude. Therefore, multilateral measures and methodical supports are needed to develop positive value of children, and consideration on father is required as a joint partner of rearing children.

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Fig 1. The final strcutural equation model

Table 1. Socio-demographic Characteristics

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Table 2. Confirmatory factor analysis

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Table 3. Goodness-of-fit of measurement model

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Table 4. Correlation among Major Variables

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Table 5. Analysis Results of Estimate Model

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Table 6. sobel-test

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