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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2006;12(2):180-188.
A Study of the Relationship of Family Function and Social Support to Perceived Quality of Life in Adolescents.
Mi Kyung Kwon, Hye Young Ahn, Mi Ryeong Song, Mi Yeong Jang
1Department of Nursing, Kwandong University, Korea.
2School of Nursing, Eulji University, Korea. ahanaya@eulji.ac.kr
3Research Institute of Nursing, Seoul National University, Korea.
4School of Nursing, Eulji University, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore family function,social support, perceived quality of life (QOL) in adolescents and to identify correlations between family function, social support, and the perceived QOL. METHOD: The questionnaire to obtain the data consisted of questions on general characteristics of the adolescents, 20 questions on family function, 11 questions on social support, and 8 questions on perceived QOL in adolescents. The participants were 128 adolescents who were living in S area. The data were analyzed using percentages, means, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson' correlation coefficients. The WINSPSS program was used to assist in data analysis. RESULTS: The mean score for family function was 3.07 (out of 5) and there was a significant difference between middle and high school students. The mean score for social support was 2.86 (out of 5) and there were no significant differences. The mean score for perceived QOL was 4.02 (out of 7) and there was a significant difference according to physical health. There was a positive correlation between family function, social support, and perceived QOL in adolescents. CONCLUSION: The results indicate a need to develop programs, policy assistance and implementation to strengthen factors contributing to a high perceived quality of life in these adolescents
Key words: Family function; Social support; Quality of life
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