AUTHOR : 신은경,정아현,김소아
INFORMATION : page. 149~169 / 2014 Vol.21 No.4
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between children's temperament and peer relationships, as mediated by the parenting stress of mothers. The subjects for this study comprised of 1,703 pairs of 3 years old children and their mothers. The subjects were taken from the 2011 Panel Study on Korean Children, a large population-based study conducted by the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education. The data were analyzed by means of t-tests, Pearson correlation analyses, multiple regression analyses and the Sobel tests. The results of this study were as follows. First, children's activity, sociability and the parenting stress of mothers were found to be related to play interaction. Moreover, children's emotionality and the parenting stress of mothers were found to be related to play disruption. Children's activity, sociability, emotionality and maternal stress were related to play severance. Second, children's emotionality had an influence upon peer interaction, disruption and severance, which in turn were partially mediated by the parenting stress of mothers. Children's activity was shown to influence peer interaction and severance, which was partially mediated by the parenting stress of mothers. Finally, children's sociability was shown to influence peer interaction, peer disruption and severance, which, once again, was partially mediated by parenting stress of mothers.