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Influencing Factors on Middle School Girls' Sense of Coherence and Depression

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(3), pp.177-188
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

kim jung hee 1 Yeon-Hee Choi 2

1수성대학교
2경북대학교

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ABSTRACT

Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate middle school girls' level of sense of coherence(SOC) and depression(BDI), and to identify the relationship among variables. Methods: The participants of this study were 309 middle-school girls and self-report questionnaire were used. Obtained data were analyzed by SPSS/WIN 21.0 program. Results: The mean score of SOC was 130.28 and the mean score of BDI was 8.60. The levels of SOC and BDI were negatively correlated. The significant factors influencing BDI were school life, school achievement, life stress, comprehensilbility, and manageability that explained 42.5% of the variance. Conclusion: The results indicate the need to develop programs that enhances middle-school girl's SOC, programs that could be utilized as an intervention to reduce adolescent's depression and to promote happiness.

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