Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6
Sung-Jin Kim1 , Woong-Soo Kim2* and Dong-Joo Kim3
1 Department Division of Liberal Arts and Teacher Training, [email protected]
2 Department Social welfare, Hanil University, [email protected]
3 Department Rehabilitation Studies, [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department Social welfare, Hanil University,
Background/Objectives: This research explores the influence middle-school students’ anxiety about their career path has on their psychological well-being, and proves the moderating effect of ego-resilience. Methods/Statistical Analysis: As supporting data, Y Office of Education’s 2014 Middle School Student Mental Health Survey on 2,951 third-year middle school students living in region Y was used. Multiple regression analysis including interactive term was performed to explore the moderating effect of ego-resilience in the relationship between students’ career path anxiety and their psychological wellbeing. Findings: Major findings from the research showed lower probability of psychological well-being as middle school students experience higher anxiety about their career path. Also, ego-resilience was found to have moderating effect on the relationship between students’ career path anxiety and their psychological well-being. Based on these research outcomes, integrating intervention and practical strategies are suggested to control career path related anxieties adolescents experience and ultimately to promote their psychological well-being. Ego-resilience alleviates problematic behaviors that result from stress, and improves the ability to active problem-solving. Educational and various supports are required to strengthen ego-resilience. Interpersonal relationship building skills can be improved through different hands-on activities and group activities, as individuals interact with persons from different environments. Improvements/Applications: The school curriculum should include hands-on activities such as psychological experiments which are geared toward intensifying ego-resilience to mitigate the anxiety adolescents have about their career path.
Keywords: Career Path Anxiety, Stress, Ego-Resilience, Middle School Students, Psychological Well-Being
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