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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2010;16(4):297-303.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/jkachn.2010.16.4.297
Effect of Self-differentiation and Family Function on Mental Health in Adolescents.
Hea Shoon Lee
Department of Nursing, Dongseo University, Busan, Korea. lhs7878@hanmail.net
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship of self-differentiation, family function and mental health among adolescents. METHODS: The data were collected from 967 adolescents and analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe's test, Pearson correlation coefficient and Stepwise multiple regression with the SPSS program. RESULTS: Mental health differed according to grades, sibling position, father's education and mother's education. Self-differentiation and family function had a significant negative correlation with mental health. Multiple regression analysis showed recognition.emotional function, emotional cutoff and family projection as influencing self-differentiation, Grades, affective responsiveness in family function, and sibling position explained 20.8% of the total variance in mental health. CONCLUSION: The findings show that self-differentiation and family function influence mental health, indicating a need to develop nursing intervention programs to enhance adolescents' mental health and prevent negative outcomes. For these programs, the family must be included.
Key words: Adolescent; Self-concept; Family relations; Mental health
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