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The Moderating Effect of Coping Stress between Middle-aged Women's Stress and Defense Mechanism

중년기 여성의 스트레스와 스트레스 대처방식의 관계에서 자아방어기제의 조절효과

  • Kim, Seon-Hee (Jeju Special Self-Goveming Province Support Center for Childcare Teacher Counselor) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Seon (Department of Social Welfare, Cheju Halla University) ;
  • Ko, Sun-Young (Department of Social Welfare, Cheju Halla University)
  • 김선희 (제주특별자치도 육아종합지원센터) ;
  • 김진선 (제주한라대학교 사회복지과) ;
  • 고선영 (제주한라대학교 사회복지과)
  • Received : 2018.07.11
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out the correlations between the stress that middle-aged women experience and their coping methods and to present intervening variables to promote active coping methods. The subjects of this study are 400 middle-aged women from 35 to 59 years old living in S area and the results are as follows. The relationship between middle-aged women's stress, self-defense mechanism, and stress-coping method shows as follows: the role stress is positively correlated with immature defense mechanism, self-restraint defense mechanism and conflict-avoiding defense mechanism. Among stress-coping methods, the problem-centered coping method was found to be negatively correlated with role stress and daily stress. the immature defense mechanism shows negative correlations with the problem-centered coping, but shows positive correlations with the emotion-centered coping and the wishful thinking. Among the self-defense mechanism types not effective in the social-support coping method.

Keywords

child education;middle-aged women;middle-aged women stress;self defense mechanism;stress copying style

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 제주국제대학교

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