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Effects of the Peer Relationship Promotion Convergence Program on Self-esteem and Sociality of Children Using a Rural Community Child Center

또래관계증진 융합프로그램이 농촌 지역아동센터 이용 아동의 자아존중감 및 사회성에 미치는 효과

  • Kim, Sun-Hee (College of Nursing, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Gang, Moon-Hee (College of Nursing, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2017.12.04
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28

Abstract

The aim of the study is to examine the effects of the peer relationship promotion convergence program on self-esteem and sociality of children using a community child center. A nonequivalent control group pre-post design was used. Participants were 52 children (experimental group=26, control group=26), 4-6th grade in elementary school from 5 rural community child center. The experimental group participated in 12 sessions of the program for 50 min, once a week. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, a chi-square test, and an independent t-test using SPSS WIN 21.0 program. After completion of the program, the experimental group showed a significant improvement in self-esteem(t=2.43, p=.018) and sociality (t=2.03, p=.047) compared to the control group. The result shows that the program is beneficial for improving self-esteem and sociality of low-income, school-age children. Therefore, the program is recommended the intervention for improvement of self-concept and sociality of children.

Keywords

Peer;Self-esteem;Sociality;Child;Rural

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