AUTHOR : 배현민,배천웅
INFORMATION : page. 79~93 / 2018 Vol.25 No.1
This study is designed to investigate the direct relationship between peer attachment and academic achievement and to examine the mediating effect of academic self-efficacy on the relationship between peer attachment and the academic achievement of male high school students. The subjects of this study were 242 high school freshmen students in the Daejeon area of South Korea. The three variables: peer attachment, academic self-efficacy, and academic achievement were measured by self-report questionnaires and the collected data was analyzed by SPSS 18.0. In addition, this study adopted a Baron & Kenny (1986) three-stage regression analysis in order to investigate the mediating effect of academic self-efficacy. The main results are as follows: First, a significant positive relationship was found for peer attachment with academic self-efficacy. Academic self-efficacy was positively related with academic achievement. The Findings also revealed the direct relationship between peer attachment and academic achievement. Second, academic self-efficacy emerged as a partial mediator in the relationship between peer attachment and academic achievement. The results of this study provide useful implications for both educators and counselors in regards to what should be considered for helping low-achieving students to increase their academic achievements.