Received: 31st May 2023; Revised: 28th August 2023; Accepted: 1st September 2023


  • Hyun-Su Kim Research Professor, University Sharing Cooperation Center, Tech University of Korea, Siheung-si Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Ph.D. Student, Department of Social Welfare Konkuk University Glocal Campus, Chungju-si Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Doo-Young Byun Ph.D., Adjunct professor of Department of Social Welfare Konkuk University Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul, South Korea


Young People, Single-Person Households, Self-Esteem, Social Support


The proportion of young adults living in single-person households in South Korea has been rapidly increasing in recent years. In particular, the economic and social independence of young adults in these households is crucial. To prevent issues such as extreme choices and crime, as well as to address the difficulties they face, it is necessary to allocate budgets, introduce appropriate policies, and implement initiatives in line with the current trend. These measures need to be implemented. This study aimed to examine the influence of self-esteem on the independence of young single-person households and to investigate the extent to which social support affects the relationship between self-esteem and independence.


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