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A Study on the Comparison of School Maladjustment and Self-esteem between the Middle School Students of Both Parents and Divorced Parents

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1인천학생교육문화회관

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of parental support and stable home environment on middle school students' maladjustment and self–esteem. This study surveyed 1,069 middle school students in Incheon. For the study a measurement of school maladjustment developed by Park, Keun - su (2003), and the Self –esteem measurement developed by Coopersmith (1967) that revised by Choi, Bo-Ga and Jeon Je-yun (1933) were administered in 2017 in Incheon Metropolitan City, The survey was to compare the middle school students of both parents and divorced parents. As a result, middle school students of divorced parents were suffering from school maladjustment compared with those of both parents. Especially, maladjustment to the learning problem, which is a sub - element of school maladjustment, was the largest difference, followed by maladjustment of school rules. The problem of learning of these middle school students of divorced parents means the alienation in the class and meaningless school life which means urgent need to restructure curriculum and improvement of education method to induce interest and motivation in learning and school life. It is necessary to actively review the solution at the school board and school level. However, there is no significant difference between middle school students of both parents and divorced parents in peer relationship, So a recovery program based on peer groups that can empower the middle school students of divorced parents can be helpful. Self-esteem was also found to be lower in middle school students of divorced parents than both parents. Especially, domestic self-esteem which indicates the degree of happiness at home was lowest, and social self - esteem was also low, As they are experiencing the fundamental difficulties in their relationship with their closest parents, friends, and teachers, they need professional assistance in terms of social interaction. In order to help these problems, it is considered that counseling activities or emotional support programs that help to restore interpersonal relationship should be supported by schools and communities.

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