A Convergence of Effects in Peer Relationship and Parental Relationship on Suicidal Ideation in Elementary School Students : The Mediating Effects of Anxiety

초등학생들의 또래관계와 부모관계가 자살생각에 미치는 영향의 융복합적 연구 : 불안의 매개효과

  • Jang, In-Ja (Graduate School of Social Welfare, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Park, Kyung-Nam (Graduate School of Social Welfare Administration, Hansei University)
  • 장인자 (경기대학교 사회복지대학원) ;
  • 박경남 (한세대학교 행정사회복지대학원)
  • Received : 2019.02.21
  • Accepted : 2019.05.20
  • Published : 2019.05.28


The purpose of the study is to examine the effects of peer relationships and parental relationships on suicidal ideation in elementary school students and the mediating effects of anxiety in the process. For this purpose, 273 students in grades 4-6 of elementary school are examined for path analysis of peer relationship, convergent parent relationship, anxiety and suicidal ideation. The main results are as follows. First, anxiety of elementary school students is found to be fully mediating between peer relationship and suicidal ideation. Second, the anxiety of elementary school is found to be partly mediating between parental relationship and suicidal ideation. Therefore, in order to lower the suicidal ideation of the upper grades students of elementary school, developing various programs to reduce anxiety factors and apply them to the practice field is desired.

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Fig. 1. Proposed Model

Table 1. Demographic and sociological characteristics

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Table 2. Characteristics of Major Variables

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Table 3. Correlation among Major Variables

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Table 4. Analysis of Influential Factors on Suicidal Ideation Commitment

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Table 5 Mediating Effects of Anxiety between Friendship and Suicidal Ideation

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Table 6 Mediating Effects of Anxiety between Parental Relationship and Suicidal Ideation

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Table 7. Mediatet Effect Verification

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