Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6
Chang Seek Lee1 and Yeoun Kyung Hwang2 *
1 Department of Child and Adolescent Welfare, [email protected]
2 Departmen of Lifelong Education, [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Yeoun Kyung Hwang
Departmen of Lifelong Education,
Email: [email protected]
Background/ Objectives: This research aimed to verify the structural relationships among social support, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and hope in 240 elementary school students located in rural areas in Korea. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: In order to accomplish this, frequency analysis, reliability analysis, correlation analysis, structural equation modeling, and Sobel’s test analysis were conducted. Findings: First, social support, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and hope were positively correlated with each other. Second, social support of rural elementary school students had an impact on emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and hope. Moreover, emotional intelligence and self-esteem also had impacts on hope. Third, there was a mediating effect of emotional intelligence and self-esteem between social support and hope. Applications/Improvement: These findings will be used to increase hope level of elementary students through social support, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem.
Keywords: Elementary School Student, Emotional Intelligence, Hope, Self-esteem, Social Support
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