The Effect of Single Mother's Economic Stress on Children's Social Competence of Perceived by Parents -The mediating Effect of Mother-Child Relationship Satisfaction-

여성 한부모의 경제적 스트레스가 자녀의 사회적 유능감에 미치는 영향 - 모-자녀 관계 만족도의 매개효과-

  • 최윤정 (목원대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2019.05.28
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


This study examines the effects of single mother's economic stress in social competence of children perceived by parents and whether mother-child relationship satisfaction mediate in the process. The results of analysis of the path through the structural equation modeling are as follows: First, single mother's economic stress has negative effects on mother-child relationship satisfaction. Second, mother-child relationship satisfaction has positive effects on social competence of children. It was proved that mother-child relationship satisfaction exerted as mediating variables. Therefore, existent mother-child relationship satisfaction have full mediated effects on the relationship between economic stress and social competence of children. Based on the findings, practice implications to improve social competence of single mothers' children were discussed.


Single Mother;Economic Stress;Mother-child Relationship Satisfaction;Social Competence of children;Mediating Effect

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Fig. 1. Mediation Model

Table 1. The sociodemographic characteristics of samples

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Table 2. Descriptive statistics between main variables

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Table 3. Estimates & Goodness-of-fit index

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Table 4. Structural Analysis of Model

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Table 5. The Analysis of Mediation Effect

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