The Effect of the Parent Variables, Home Environment Stimulation and Social Support on Poverty in Early Childhood

취학 전 빈곤아동에 대한 부모, 가정환경 자극, 사회적 지원의 영향력 탐색

  • 김정미 (서울대학교 사회과학연구원) ;
  • 곽금주 (서울대학교 사회과학대학 심리학과)
  • Received : 2007.04.30
  • Accepted : 2007.08.06
  • Published : 2007.08.01


This study investigated the effect of maternal interactive styles, parenting stress, home environment stimulation and social support on poverty in early childhood. Participants consisted of 145 mothers and their children living in Seoul and Kyounggi Province. Data included videotaped observations of parent-child play and standardized measures of social support, parenting stress, home environment, and child development. Results of the t-test indicated significant differences among father's age and education, mother's age and education, and income over the variable of poverty. Regression analyses indicated that home environment stimulation was the strongest predictor of variance in children's development. Results from the regression analyse were supportive of the hypothesis that home environment moderates the impact of poverty on children's development.



Supported by : 학술진흥재단