The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between young children’s decision making ability and their self-esteem. In order to achieve the purpose, questionnaires were conducted with 360 young children in area D and J, and the collected data is analyzed with regression analysis and the product-moment correlation of Pearson. Results of the study are follows: first, young children’s decision making ability and self-esteem had significantly positive correlations. Also, decision making ability is an important variant to be able to estimate their self-esteem level. This result suggests that efficient educational approach may need to be introduced to increase young children’s decision making ability for improving self-esteem of young children.


Decision Making Ability Self-control Ability Situation analysis Ability Emotion-application Ability Problem-coping Ability Referential Communication Ability Self-esteem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chonnam National UniversitySouth Korea
  2. 2.Jeju National UniversitySouth Korea

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