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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2008;14(4):415-422.
Ego-Resilience, Stress Coping Styles and Disposition to Delinquency in Middle School Students.
Mi Ye Kim, Wan Ju Park
College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea. wanjupark@knu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of ego-resilience, stress coping styles and disposition to delinquency in middle school students. METHOD: The data were collected from October 15 to October 30, 2005. The subjects were 223 middle school students in 2nd grade in G city. To determine the most effective variable of ego-resilience to stress coping styles and disposition to delinquency, the dada were analyzed using Canonical correlation with SAS 9.1 TS, and Pearson's correlation with percentages, means, standard deviations with SPSS 14.0 K. RESULT: Ego-resilience showed a significant positive correlation with active coping styles and a significant negative correlation with passive coping styles, and disposition to delinquency. Canonical correlation analysis of 5 sub-domains of ego-resilience showed that curiosity made the highest contribution to predicting stress coping styles and vitality made the highest contribution in predicting disposition to delinquency in middle school students. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the development of ego-resilience for adolescents is important to improve stress coping strategies and decrease delinquency. Therefore, to increase ego-resilience, Stress Coping Programs should include curiosity and Delinquency Intervention Programs should include vitality.
Key words: Ego-Resilience; Stress Coping Styles; Delinquency Disposition
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