The effects of adolescent fandom activity on self-esteem : mediating effect of ego-resilience

청소년의 팬덤활동이 자아존중감에 미치는 영향 : 자아탄력성의 매개효과

  • Choi, Ok-Joo (Department of Social Welfare, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Song (Social Welfare, Konkuk University Graduate School)
  • 최옥주 (건국대학교 행정대학원 사회복지학과) ;
  • 김동성 (건국대학교 대학원 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.06.26
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


The purpose of this study was to examine whether fandom activity of adolescents mediates ego - resilience when affecting self - esteem. For this, data from the 7th year (2016) of the first 4 panels of the Korea Child and Youth Panel Survey were used and the questionnaire of 2,378 first - year high school students was used for the analysis. The results of the analysis are as follows. First, the fandom activity showed a positive predictive value of negative self - resilience. Second, the fandom activity predicted the self - esteem as a negatively. Third, ego - resilience predicts self - esteem statistically and significantly. Fourth, ego - resilience partially mediated the relationship between fandom activity and self - esteem. In other words, it is confirmed that the fandom activity directly lowers the self - esteem but indirectly decreases through the ego - resilience. This study can be meaningful in that it examines the effect of the fandom activity on the self - esteem of the adolescents and the process leading to it.


Adolescence;Ego - resilience;Self - esteem;Fandom activity;Mediating effect


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