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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2014;35(6): 47-64.
doi: https://doi.org/10.5723/KJCS.2014.35.6.47
농촌지역 다문화가정 아동과 부모의 문화적응이 아동의 자아존중감에 미치는 영향
정정화 , 이강이
The Effects of Acculturation of Children and Parents from Multicultural Families on the Self-Esteem of Children in Rural Areas
Jung Hwa Jung , Kang Yi Lee
This study was conducted with the aim of examining the acculturation process of children and parents from multicultural families, which can affect the self-esteem of the children concerned. The participants from each family consisted of the fathers, mothers, and school-age children of 179 households. The results of this study reveal the following: (1) First, the multicultural children scored higher than the average in self-esteem in most areas except school life. Furthermore, the children and parents had a comparatively positive attitude toward acculturation (2) Second, the children`s level of self-esteem had significant correlations only with the acculturation of mothers as opposed to fathers. (3) Third, the impacts of acculturation of the children and their parents on the children`s self-esteem followed different patterns according to the sub-areas of self-esteem. Specifically, the self-esteem for overall self-value and family relations rose when the multicultural acceptance attitude of mothers was high. However, area of peer relations was affected only by the acculturation of children. The area concerning school life was high when the mother-culture propagation attitude of mothers was low.
Key Words: school-age children from multicultural family, self-esteem, acculturation
주요어: 학령기 다문화가정 아동, 자아존중감, 문화적응
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