| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
Child Health Nurs Res > Volume 15(2):2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2009;15(2):127-135.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/jkachn.2009.15.2.127
The Relation of Anger and Anger Expression to Eating Disorders in Late School-Age Children.
So Hyun Moon, Younghae Chung, Jung Hye Kim
1Department of Nursing, Dongshin University, Korea. bonjourmsh@dsu.ac.kr
2Bongsun Elementary School, Gwangju, Korea.
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study was designed to identify anger-expression types in late school-age children and to investigate the relation of anger and the anger-expression type to their eating disorders. METHOD: Two hundred fifty four children in elementary school were recruited from 14 to 25, April, 2008. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, cluster analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and Tukey's multiple comparison test. RESULT: Three anger-expression types in late school-age children were found; Anger-in/out, Anger-control, and Low anger-expression types. Children frequently using the anger-out/in type among the three types and with a higher trait anger reported higher eating disorders. Particularly trait anger and unhealthy anger expression type were linked to eating disorders. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that a specific anger management program needs to be developed for late school-age children with high trait anger and frequently using the anger out/in expression type and Anger-control type than low anger-expression types. Further research needs to be done with large samples and discussed in terms of the role of gender in eating disorders.
Key words: Anger; Anger expression; Eating disorders
Editorial Office
Department of Nursing, Catholic Kwandong University, Gangneung, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-33-649-7614   Fax: +82-33-649-7620, E-mail: agneskim@cku.ac.kr
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © 2015 by Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing.     Developed in M2PI