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Korean Journal of Child Care and Education Policy

[2021. 15-2] The Effects of Permissive Parental Behavior on Children’s School Adjustment: The Mediating Effect of Children’s Media Device Addiction

  • Chief Of ResearchKim, Kyungmin
  • PublishDate2021-09-30
  • Pages75-96

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The Effects of Permissive Parental Behavior on Children’s School Adjustment: The Mediating Effect of Children’s Media Device Addiction


Kim, Kyungmin


This study examined the mediating effects of children’s media device addiction on the relationship between permissive parental behavior and children’s school adjustment. The study sample constituted 585 fourth-graders in elementary school who had participated in the eleventh wave of the Panel Study on Korean Children (PSKC). The data were analyzed using Pearson’s correlations and structural equation modeling (SEM) with PSAW 18.0 and AMOS 21.0. The result showed that permissive parental behavior had an indirect effect on children’s school adjustment through their media device addiction. In other words, when parents showed lower levels of permissive parenting behavior, children tended to have lower levels of media device addiction, which, in turn, led to better adjustment in school. These results add to a more comprehensive understanding of the mechanism linking permissive parental behavior to children’s school adjustment, and especially emphasize the role of media device addiction in children’s school adjustment.



Keywords: permissive parental behavior, media device addiction, school adjustment

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