AUTHOR : 최지영, 배라영
INFORMATION : page. 181~200 / 2014 Vol.21 No.1
The purpose of this study was to investigate the recent trends of research on relational aggression in Korea. Ninety seven documents including journal articles, thesis and dissertations published from 2000 to 2013 in Korea were reviewed in terms of the researchers’ academic backgrounds, participants, research methodology (data collection, data analysis, instruments), main variables, and results, amongst other considerations. These studies were summarized into several categories as follows. First, most of the research was carried out by researchers in the field of education. Second, research in this area has been intensive since 2010, compared to the early 2000s. Third, many studies targeted students in elementary school, followed by children, and then students in middle school. Fourth, self-reporting measures using questionnaires were the most commonly used tools in the studies followed by interview methods and participant observations. Fifth, regression analysis was the most commonly used data analysis method. However, qualitative analysis was utilized in 2007 and the structural equation modeling method has been used since 2011. Sixth, the major variables in the research were firstly related to emotional development followed by family relationships. The implications of the research results were also discussed.