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The mediating effect of perceived social support between depression and school adjustment in refugee children in South Korea

Title
The mediating effect of perceived social support between depression and school adjustment in refugee children in South Korea
Authors
Nho C.R.Yoon S.Seo J.Cui L.
Ewha Authors
노충래
SCOPUS Author ID
노충래scopus
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
Children and Youth Services Review
ISSN
0190-7409JCR Link
Citation
Children and Youth Services Review vol. 106
Keywords
DepressionMediating effectPerceived social supportRefugee children in KoreaSchool adjustment
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Despite an increase of refugee children in Korea, there is a dearth of empirical study on their school adjustment. The purpose of this study is to examine group differences in the level of school adjustment by sex, school level, Korean language proficiency, having a nationality, refugee status, and discrimination experience, and to test a mediating role of perceived social support between depression and school adjustment. We recruited 65 refugee children via purposive and snowball sampling methods, and conducted face-to-face survey for younger children and a self-administered survey for older children from July to October 2017. We found group differences in school adjustment according to having a nationality, refugee status, and discrimination experience. We also found a full mediating effect of social support in the relationship between depression and school adjustment. Based on the results, we discussed ways in which the Korean school system and social-work service agencies need to help refugee children increase their adaptability in schools. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
DOI
10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104474
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