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A Pathway to Self-esteem: The Direct/Indirect Influence of Attachment to Mothers, Fathers, and Peers

  • 인문논총
  • 2014, 33(), pp.219-236
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Published : February 28, 2014

Kim Eunha 1 Tae Hoon Kim 2 이은경 2

1건국대학교
2경남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the direct effects of mother and father attachmenton self-esteem and their indirect influences on self-esteem through peer attachment among children. 262children in Grades 3 to 6 (130 males and 132 females) completed the Inventory of Parent and Peer AttachmentRevised (IPPA-R) and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). The results of the study suggested that attachmentto mother predicted self-esteem directly and indirectly through peer attachment. Attachment to fatherhad no direct effect on self-esteem, while it had indirect effect on self-esteem through peer attachment. Implications for future research and limitations of the study are discussed.

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