Korean Clinical Psychology Association
[ Original Article ]
Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology - Vol. 39, No. 1, pp.15-24
ISSN: 1229-0335 (Print) 2733-4538 (Online)
Print publication date 28 Feb 2020
Received 08 Sep 2019 Revised 15 Jan 2020 Accepted 20 Jan 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15842/kjcp.2020.39.1.002

여대생의 대학생활적응과 우울의 관계: 사회연결망의 조절효과를 중심으로

홍지은 ; 김보은 ; 최승원
덕성여자대학교 심리학과
Relationship between College Life Adjustment and Depression among Female University Students: Moderating Effects of Social Networks
Ji-eun Hong ; Bo-eun Kim ; Sung-Won Choi
Department of Psychology, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul

Correspondence to: Sung-Won Choi, Department of Psychology, Duksung Women’s University, 33 Samyang-ro 144-gil, Dobong-gu, Seoul, Korea; E-mail: karatt92@duksung.ac.kr


© 2020 Korean Clinical Psychology Association

초록

본 연구는 성인 초기 대학생들의 대학생활적응과 우울의 관계에 대해 살펴보고, 그 과정에서 사회연결망의 조절효과를 검증하였다. 구체적으로, 사회연결망의 기존 측정 방식인 크기나 접촉빈도에서 나아가 질적인 의미를 반영한 ‘친밀연결망’과 ‘상의연결망’ 지표를 탐색하고자 하였다. 이를 위해 대학생 145명을 대상으로 대학생활적응, 우울 척도를 실시하고, 사회연결망을 측정하였다. 그 결과, 대학생활적응은 우울과 부적인 관계를 나타냈고, 대학생활적응과 우울의 관계에서 지인연결망 크기의 조절효과는 유의하지 않았으나 친밀연결망과 상의연결망의 조절효과는 유의한 것으로 나타났다. 즉, 대학생활에서 부적응을 겪는 학생들에게 친밀감을 느끼고 상의할 수 있는 인적 자원은 우울의 예방적 측면에서 중요한 요인으로 작동하고 있음을 알 수 있다. 본 연구의 결과를 바탕으로 연구의 의의 및 제한점을 검토하고 임상적 시사점을 논의하였다.

Abstract

This study aims to assess the relationship between college adaptation and depression in early adult college female students and examine the moderating effects of social networks within this process. Specifically, this study evaluated the “Intimacy Network” and “Discussion Network” indicators, which represent the qualitative aspects of social networks. A total of 145 college students completed a survey comprising the following instruments: Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ), the Korean version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and a general social survey name generator. Results regarding adaptation to college life showed a negative relationship with depression. Although the moderating effect of network size was not significant, the moderating effect of intimacy networks and discussion networks was significant. This study emphasizes the role of human resources in mediating the level of depression among college students by highlighting the importance of intimacy and the ability to have in-depth discussions with other people. By examining the changes in psychological views and implementing a new estimation method that complements the existing network indicators, this study shows the practical value of analyzing the social relationships of college students. Finally, the limitations and clinical implications of this study are also discussed.

Keywords:

depression, college adaptation, intimacy network, discussion network, name generator

키워드:

우울, 대학생활적응, 친밀연결망, 상의연결망, 이름추출법

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the Duksung Women’s University Research Grants 2018, and this manuscript is a revision and amendment of the first author’s master’s thesis from Duksung Women’s University.

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