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The Effects of Multicultural Adolescents' Trauma and Hopelessness on Problem Behaviors in South Korea

The Effects of Multicultural Adolescents' Trauma and Hopelessness on Problem Behaviors in South Korea
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Author(s): Kyungsook Kim (Department of Nursing, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea), Min-Jung Kim (Department of Child Welfare, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea), Minkyeong Kim (Department of Child Welfare, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea), Sejin Ju (Department of Nursing, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea)and Eun-Jee Song (Department of Compute Science, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 12
Source title: Research Anthology on Child and Domestic Abuse and Its Prevention
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5598-2.ch049

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Abstract

The purpose of this article was to examine the effects of multicultural adolescents' trauma and hopelessness on problem behaviors. The research subjects consisted of 108 adolescents (boys = 54, girls = 54 from multicultural families. They were adolescents aged between 12 and 20. The measures of the current study include scales for assessing adolescents' trauma, hopelessness, and problem behaviors. The data was analyzed using Pearson correlations, SPSS 21.0 program and AMOS 18.0 Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Results demonstrated that multicultural adolescents' trauma, hopelessness, and problem behaviors were significantly correlated. Also, trauma had an indirect effect through hopelessness, as well as a direct effect on problem behaviors of adolescents. The importance of adolescents' cognition was identified on problem behaviors.

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