The Effect of Mather's Child Rearing Behavior on Aggression of Young Children: Mediating Effect of Self-Control

어머니의 양육행동이 유아의 공격성에 미치는 영향: 유아의 자기통제력의 매개효과

  • Kang, Seung-Mi (Graduate School of Social Welfare Administration, Hansei University) ;
  • Paik, Jina (Department of Social Welfare, Hansei University)
  • 강승미 (한세대학교 사회복지행정학과) ;
  • 백진아 (한세대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2019.08.19
  • Accepted : 2019.10.20
  • Published : 2019.10.28


This study aims to explain the effect of mother's child rearing behavior on aggression of young children and to verify the mediating effect of self-control between two variables. For the purpose, 1,524 children who fit this study among children aged 5 through 7th year of the Korean Children's Panel were selected. The data were analyzed by using the hierarchical regression method and the Sobel test. The main findings are as follows. First, the mother's warmth of rearing behavior was shown to decrease aggression of children, while mother's control of rearing behavior had no influence their aggression. Second, It was shown that the self-control of young children had a negative effect on their aggression. Third, self-control was shown to have a partial mediating effect in the relationship between the mother's warmth of rearing behavior and aggression of children. Accordingly, various programs to reduce the aggression of young children were suggested and an alternative plan was proposed to be applied to child care sites.


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