Effects of Social Stigma on Depression and Life Satisfaction of School Dropouts: Testing a Parallel Multiple Mediator Model of Self-Esteem and Self-Resilience
AUTHOR : 김경민, 최정원
INFORMATION : page. 41~58 / 2021 Vol.28 No.3
The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating effects of self-esteem and self-resilience in the links from social stigma on depression and life satisfaction of school dropouts. This study used data from the 5th Panel Survey of School Dropout Youths conducted by the National Youth Policy Institute. Social stigma, self-esteem, self-resilience, depression, and life satisfaction scales were used for 318 school dropouts. The data were analyzed using Model 4 of PROCESS macro. The main research results are as follows. First, the less social stigma was related to higher self-esteem, self-resilience, and depression but lower life satisfaction. Also, higher self-esteem and self-resilience was related to lower depression but higher life satisfaction. Second, self-esteem and self-resilience mediated the relationship between social stigma and depression. Third, self-esteem and self-resilience mediated the relationship between social stigma and life satisfaction, and the magnitude of the mediating effects of self-esteem was larger. Based on these results, implications of this study and future research tasks are discussed.