Analysis of Relationship between Parent Attachment and Career Maturity of Middle School Students

중학생들의 부모애착과 진로성숙도의 관계분석

  • Jung, Kyung-Hwa (Dept. of oriental studies, University of Brain Education) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Seung (Dept. of oriental studies, University of Brain Education)
  • 정경화 (국제뇌교육종합대학원대학교 동양학과) ;
  • 김기승 (국제뇌교육종합대학원대학교 동양학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.10
  • Accepted : 2018.10.05
  • Published : 2018.10.31


This study analyzed whether differences in individual characteristics and parental attachment affect the career maturity of middle school students in grades 1-3 in Asan, South Korea. Individual characteristics included gender, grade, grades, parental education, and economic level, while parental attachment included mutual trust, alienation, and communication. Career maturity included determinism, objectivity, readiness, independence, and assurance. Results showed there were significant differences in gender, grades, and economic level. Only gender differences affected attachment to mothers, with female students exhibiting stronger effects than male students. Grades that both the father and the mother showed differences. The economic level differed only in father's attachment. The effects of parental attachment on career maturity were found to be higher in career maturity with lower father's alienation and higher mother's mutual trust. Career maturity did not affect the assurance variable. Mother's communication affected determinism and mutual trust affected objectivity. Father's mutual trust and mother's communication affected readiness, and father's alienation showed a negative relationship. Mother's mutual trust positively affected independence. These results may be a valuable reference for understanding the behavioral psychology of adolescents and their parents. However, there is a limit to the generalizability of this study.


Parental Attachment;Career Maturity;Mutual trust;Isolation;Communication;Determination;Purpose;Assurance;Readiness;Independence


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