Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 20, Pages: 1-5
Jae-Woo Oh1*, Mi-Yea Lee1 and Hye-Sun Bang2
1 Department of Nursing, Chungbuk Health and Science University, Cheongju - 363-794, South Korea; [email protected], [email protected]
2 Cheongju Welfare Foundation, Cheongju, 363-794, South Korea; [email protected]
The purpose of this study is to identify the relevance among the factors that affects the mental health of middle school students by focusing on the family relationship and the conversation with parents and by exploring the influence on the mental health of middle school students by focusing on the family relationship and the conversation with parents perceived by the middle school students and to attempt to provide the basic data for the development of nursing interventions for mental health, preventing problems and well adapting to a rapidly changing development process of middle school students who are becoming teenagers. This study is the correlation research conducted by targeting the 153 middle school students residing in the C City and the data collection period was June to October, 2013. Collected data was analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation, Pearson's correlation coefficient and phased multiple regression analysis. Study results showed first, the family relationship perceived by the middle school students was 4.21 points in average and the degree of conversation with children was 3.53 points in average. Second, the degree of conversation with parents perceived by the middle school students has shown a negative correlation with the mental health and the family relationship has shown a positive correlation. Third, for influence by the degree of conversation of parents on the mental health of middle school students, the family relationship had a significant impact on the mental health of middle school students and the explanatory power of these variables were 96%, and the family relationship had a significant impact on the mental health of middle school students and the explanatory power of these variables were 65%. For the mental health of middle school students, the time of having a conversation with parents should be increased and the satisfaction of the family relationship perceived by middle school students should be elevated. Furthermore, in order to reduce the mental health in other words, the problem of stress and depression of middle school students, as an active counter measures on the mental health, a proactive development of mental health services at the level of prevention and health promotion and the development of an effective nursing intervention methods focused on the field through a variety of medium as well as the school is needed.
Keywords: Family Relations, Mental Health, Mothers with Infants, Social Support
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