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The effects of adolescents’ SNS commitment on peer attachment: Moderating effect of rejection sensitivity
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:813-26
Published online July 31, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Keun ah Song1 · Jung Min Kim2

12Department of Child Development and Education, Myongji University
Correspondence to: Professor, Department of Child Development and Education, Myongji University, 34, Geobukgol-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03674, Korea. E-mail:

This paper is based on the first author’s master’s thesis.
Received May 7, 2019; Revised June 21, 2019; Accepted June 24, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of rejection sensitivity on peer attachment, and identify the moderating effect of SNS commitment regarding the influence of rejection sensitivity on peer attachment of adolescents. The sample population was 527 middle and high school students. This date were analyzed by average, standard deviation, frequency analysis, ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation analysis, stepwise multiple regression and hierarchical regression analysis on SPSS Win 21.0. The results of this study were as follows. First, by the status of adolescents’ SNS use, there was significant difference in peer attachment and SNS commitment. Second, peer attachment was mostly accounted for by rejection sensitivity. Third, SNS commitment was found to have a moderating effect on the relationship between rejection sensitivity and peer attachment.
Keywords : Adolescent, peer attachment, rejection sensitivity, SNS commitment.