Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 88-97.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2015.03.012

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A Factor Analysis of the Mental Health of Children Left Behind: Perspective of Sense of Security

LIAO Chuan-Jing,WU Ji-Xia,ZHANG Jin-Fu   

  1. Mobile Post-doctoral Station of Education, Soochow University;School of Education, Soochow University;Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University
  • Online:2015-09-20 Published:2015-12-13
  • Contact: LIAO Chuan-Jing,WU Ji-Xia,ZHANG Jin-Fu

Abstract: Using MMHI-60, SSSCLB and ALSEC, this article presents a survey of 2,219 rural children left behind. The results suggest that: (a) in general, the mental health of children left behind is worrying, with significant variation among different levels of sense of security ; (b) life events are in positive correlation to mental health, and sense of security is significantly negative to mental health; (c)sense of security plays a significant regulatory role in life events and mental health; (d) life events can directly predict mental health, with sense of security playing partial mediating effect on mental health in life events; (e)the left-behind situation is an important factor affecting the mental health, while sense of security plays a complete intermediary role between the left-behind situation and mental health of children left behind in China.