AUTHOR : 이승진
INFORMATION : page. 1~18 / 2017 Vol.24 No.3
This study aimed at examining the effects of parental features on the association between stress and memory in 7-8-year-old children. Some studies in the literature support a positive relation between stress and children’s memory, while others support a negative relation. To address this inconsistency, this study examined parental features, more specifically their talk and attachments styles, in observing any correlations to stress and memory in their children. The results generally supported a negative relationship between stress and child memory. With regard to parental features, children of emotion-oriented parents, who have emotion-oriented conversations with their children about a stressful event, had more accurate voluntary recalls and higher resistance to misinformation than children of parents with other talk styles. The level of children’s stress and parents’ attachment stability were significant predictors of voluntary recall in children who had an emotion-oriented conversation with their parents before the stressful event. That is, parents who have an emotion-oriented conversation tend to show high attachment stability, hence their children experienced less stress during treatment, resulting in higher accuracy of recall. Based on these results, the author discusses various parental features that affect the relationship between stress and memory in children.