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The convergence study of beliefs supporting aggression and aggression in elementary students: Focusing on mediating effects of self-esteem

초등학생의 공격신념과 공격성에 대한 융합 연구: 자아존중감의 매개효과를 중심으로

Yoo, Sun-Yee
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  • Received : 2019.06.24
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28

Abstract

This study was conducted to understand the relationship between elementary students' beliefs supporting aggression, aggression and self-esteem. In addition, we aimed to provide basic data for controlling the aggression of children and developing effective coping strategies. This study population consisted of 184 elementary school students. Data were analyzed using SPSS 24.0 program. As a result, the aggression of elementary school students showed a significant positive correlation with beliefs supporting aggression(r=.39, p<.001) and a significant negative correlation with self-esteem(r=-.46, p<.001). In addition, Results of the hierarchical regression analysis revealed that self-esteem has the mediating effect on the relationship between beliefs supporting aggression and aggression(${\beta}=.26$, p<.001). In other words, the higher the beliefs supporting aggression, the higher the aggression, and self-esteem means to act as a mediating effect in the relationship between them. Therefore, when arranging an intervention plan to control the aggression of elementary school students, it is necessary to find strategies to control the beliefs spporting aggression and increase self-esteem.

Keywords

Convergence;Aggression;Self-esteem;Beliefs supporting aggression;Elementary student