تاثیر تعارضات زناشویی بر رفتار پرخاشگرانه کودکان در کره جنوبی: نقش واسطه بدرفتاری کودک
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|36441||2012||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5360 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 34, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 1742–1748
This study examines the relationship between marital conflict, child maltreatment, and young children's aggressive behavior in South Korea. Of particular interest is whether child maltreatment mediated the pathway between marital conflict and children's aggression. The participants consist of 349 mothers with 3-year-old children attending 20 daycare centers in Seoul. The mothers completed a questionnaire, which was composed of marital conflict, mothers' maltreatment, and children's aggression. Structural equation modeling was used to examine the mediating roles of mothers' maltreatment in the relationship between marital conflict and children's aggressive behavior. Results suggest that the effect of marital conflict on children's aggressive behavior was fully mediated by mothers' maltreatment. This model was invariant across both boys and girls. Findings from this study have major implications for research, practice, and policy regarding family violence and young children's aggressive behavior in South Korea.
For the past several decades, childhood aggression has been one of the most widely studied topics in child development. Longitudinal investigations have demonstrated that aggression is an important risk factor for future social, emotional, and psychological problems (Crick et al., 2006 and Mathieson and Crick, 2010). As a result, a bulk of research has been dedicated to understanding factors associated with the development of aggressive behavior in children. Studies inspired by social learning theory (Bandura, 1973) emphasize social–environmental influences on the onset and development of aggressive behavior in children. Among possible social–environmental influences, family conflicts including marital conflict and child maltreatment have received considerable attention. Studies have reported that family conflicts are major predictors of children's aggression.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In conclusion, our study found that the path between marital conflict and young children's aggressive behavior is fully mediated by child maltreatment. Despite the promising outcomes of family intervention programs as reported by several studies, there is a major dearth of prevention and intervention programs for aggressive young children that consider the family ecology in South Korea. Thus, it is imperative that researchers and practitioners consider family environment variables, such as parenting practices, in examining children's external factors that can undermine parenting practices, such as parenting-related stress. In conjunction with family intervention programs, there is also a need for policies that address the cultural context of marital violence in South Korea. In sum, this article serves as a blueprint for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers in understanding the pathways from marital conflict between parents to aggressive behavior among young children in South Korea, which has major implications for research, practice, and policy.