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The Life Satisfaction and Ego-Resilience in Primary School Entrants': A test of school adjustment's mediation effects

초등학교 입학초기 아동의 삶의 만족도와 자아탄력성: 학교생활적응의 매개효과 검증

  • Kang, Sang (Go Chang Boduminaunmi Child-Care Center) ;
  • Ryu, Kyung-Hee (Center for Educational Innovations, Wonkwang University)
  • 강상 (고창보듬이나눔이어린이집) ;
  • 류경희 (원광대학교 교육혁신센터)
  • Received : 2019.08.02
  • Accepted : 2019.11.20
  • Published : 2019.11.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of ego-resilience on life satisfaction and the mediating effects of school adjustment between them among first graders, and to provide basic data for improving children's life satisfaction. For this purpose, the investigator collected data from 601 first graders at 25 elementary schools in the Jeonju area and analyzed them with the SPSS 22.0 and AMOS 22.0 statistical programs. The findings were as follows: first, there were significant correlations among the three factors of children's life satisfaction, ego-resilience, and school adjustment; and secondly, both of their ego-resilience and school adjustment had impacts on their life satisfaction, and their ego-resilience had influences on their life satisfaction via school adjustment. These findings indicate that there is a need for supports at various levels to increase the school adjustment abilities of first graders as well as their ego-resilience in order to improve their life satisfaction.

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