The Effect of Mothers' Depression on Preschool Children's Development: Focusing on the Mediation of Home Environment
어머니의 우울이 유아의 발달에 미치는 영향: 가정환경의 매개효과를 중심으로

Jung Min Kim, Jihyun Kim
2015 Korean Journal of Human Ecology  
The aims of this study were to investigate the relationships among mothers' depression, home environment, and preschool children's development. The participants in this study were 199 parents of 3-to 5-year-old children. Statistical methods used for the data analysis were the frequencies, means, standard deviations, Pearson correlation, simple and multiple regression. The major findings were as follows. First, mothers' depression had a negative influence on home environment. Second, mothers'
more » ... ression had a negative influence on children's development. Last, the effect of mothers' depression on children's development was partially mediated by home environment. The results suggest that mothers' depression and home environment may predict children's development.
doi:10.5934/kjhe.2015.24.2.159 fatcat:gfs555reojdbjchxia6qyqmtx4