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Volume 14, Issue 12 - Dec 2014
Volume 14, Issue 11 - Nov 2014
Volume 14, Issue 10 - Oct 2014
Volume 14, Issue 9 - Sep 2014
Volume 14, Issue 8 - Aug 2014
Volume 14, Issue 7 - Jul 2014
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2D-3D Conversion Method Based on Scene Space Reconstruction
Kim, Myungha ; Hong, Hyunki ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.001
Previous 2D-3D conversion methods to generate 3D stereo images from 2D sequence consist of labor-intensive procedures in their production pipelines. This paper presents an efficient 2D-3D conversion system based on scene structure reconstruction from image sequence. The proposed system reconstructs a scene space and produces 3D stereo images with texture re-projection. Experimental results show that the proposed method can generate precise 3D contents based on scene structure information. By using the proposed reconstruction tool, the stereographer can collaborate efficiently with workers in production pipeline for 3D contents production.
A Large-Scale Conference Service by Distributed Focus Control Method
Jang, Choonseo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 10~17
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.010
The focus maintains and manages conference session in the conference service. Load of focus increases by the number of participants and it becomes the major reason that limits the extendability of the large-scale conference service. In this paper, a new distributed focus control method has been proposed to solve this problem. Load of focus has been distributed to several conference nodes to implement large-scale conference service in this architecture. Conference nodes which have focus function subscribe to conference server`s conference information database, and focus hae been allocated dynamically to process participants needs according to total numbers of the conference participants. For this purpose a new conference control event package for focus load control has been suggested. Furthermore the exchange procedure of SIP messages between focuses and participants also been suggested. The performance of the proposed system has been evaluated by simulation.
Development of an On-line Consultant Training System for Consulting-Supervision
Hong, Gak-Pyo ; Rha, MinJu ; Jung, Jae-Hun ; Kim, Mihye ; Yoo, Kwan-Hee ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 18~28
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.018
With the reformation of organization and function of local office of education in 2010, consulting-supervision is introduced to schools as a system for education reform to improve the quality of school education. However, a dedicated on-line portal system that can provide integrated management on the functionalities of consulting-supervision has not been implemented yet. To successfully operate consulting-supervision in schools, it is also needed to provide an on-line consultant education system, that can support teachers to train themselves as a supervision-consultant. In this paper, we introduce an on-line consultant training system that provides various learning activity tools for consultant training based on Learning Activity Management System(LAMS) and Action Learning. The system consists of Management stage, Analysis stage, Solution stage, and Action stage for the empowerment of consultants` expertises, and is named as MASA. Brain-writing, SWOT(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threads) analysis, 5Whys, decision grid, PMI(Plus, Minus, Interesting), and black chart techniques were developed in MASA as learning activity tools for consultant training.
Ontology Based User-centric Service Environment for Context Aware IoT Services
Choi, Hoan-Suk ; Lee, Jun-Young ; Yang, Na-Ri ; Rhee, Woo-Seop ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 29~44
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.029
To provide context aware service, certain phenomena and situation information of the user should be detecting and monitoring using sensors. But, the sensor data has heterogeneity about system, syntax, structure, and semantics. So, it is difficult to apply to various services. To solve this issue, we should remove these heterogeneities and convert to context information that is easy to provide context aware services. Also, the existing context aware service mash-up environment require relevant sensor type, criteria of context, programing ability to define the service situation. So, it is difficult to create service for a non-technical user. Therefore, we propose ontology based user-centric service environment to provide context aware IoT services. It provide context awareness and user-desired services using data that acquired via IoT paradigm. The proposed environment consist of the ontology based semantic sensor data processing and the user-centric service environment. It provide convert the object data to the context information and service mash-up process to create user service in easy way.
User Experience(UX) of Facebook: Focusing on Users` Eye Movement Pattern and Advertising Contents
Kim, Tae-Yang ; Shin, Dong-Hee ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 45~57
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.045
This study examines subjects` eye movement pattern and surveys their attitudes to the exposed advertisements on the Facebook. Different from the F-shaped pattern of the typical Web pages, users` eye movements on the Facebook have shown a rough H-shape. Even though a large number of users have shown F-shaped pattern on the ordinary Web pages in order to skip the contents of a Web, subjects` eye-movement pattern on the Facebook has H -shaped pattern due to the unique User Interface (UI) of the Facebook. With the right side and vertical arrangement of ads on the Facebook, users skip the page with having a large H-shaped pattern. In addition, this study set four AOIs(Area of Interest) that are advertising sections comprised on the Facebook Web page and measured fixation length within the AOIs then surveyed subjects` attitudes about the exposed ads. Through the experiment and survey, this study offers the optimum advertising position that can attract Facebook users` attention. As the result of experiment and survey, the second ad has the subjects` highest attitude to advertising and fourth ad is the next effectiveness and first and third ad followed. This study highlights the key implications to provide better user experiences(UX) and marketing strategies to users who are the consumers of companies and organizations which have a plan to put their advertising on the Facebook.
Gender Display in Music Videos: Gender Image and Sexuality by Genre and Gender
Joe, Susan ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 58~69
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.058
The purpose of this study was to examine stereotype of gender role in music video, comparing of gender image, sexuality(body exposure & sexual expression) by genre and gender difference. A content analysis of 300 songs and 517 characters was conducted between 2004 and 2013. Results were including followings. While women engaged in classic image, man engaged in naive image. R&B and Ballad demonstrated more classic image of women. Ballad, R&B, and Rock demonstrated more naive image of men than other genre. Sexuality was more prominent in dance and hip-hop genre. Compared to male character, female character was more sexually objectified, held to exposer herself and more likely to demonstrated sexually alluring behavior.
Korean TV Talk Shows Trend from a Self-disclosure Perspective
Oh, Mee-Young ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 70~82
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.070
The competitive circumstance among domestic TV stations caused by TV channels of comprehensive programming appearance in 2011 brought the rapid growth of talk shows. The purpose of this article is to diagnose the talk shows trend from a self-disclosure perspective to consider a social aspect and communication structure in popular TV programs. 26 domestic TV talk shows from 2011 to 2014 were collected and analyzed to understand current state and grasp genres and formats. The results show that self-disclosure talk shows are increasing under the leading of terrestrial TV channels. The talk only type of talk show is superior in numbers compare to the variety type talk show includes such as game and quiz. The popular talk shows were produced inside studio mainly with fun seeking topics. Multi MCs and guests encountered many to many communication structure. The marked changes among self-disclosure talk shows to encourage participation of entertainers` family members and ordinary people are emerging and it is a noteworthy phenomenon.
Analysis on Annual Film Distribution Portfolio of Lotte Entertainment
Park, Seung Hyun ; Ju, Young Kee ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 83~92
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.083
We examined the annual film distribution portfolio of a Korean film distributor, Lotte Entertainment, investigating how the company puts big-budget films and low-budget movies together. As a result, the distributor was found to invest more than 80% of its whole budget in producing medium-size movies. The more successful box office, however, was witnessed from big-budget films that the company spent more than 6 billion Korean wons. With respect to genre, comedy and drama were the most and second-most frequently produced. However, Those two genres were not the most successful genres in the box office. Korean movie-goers favored actions and thriller the most and second most. Comedy took only the third place of the Korean box office, signifying a discord between the portfolio and the Korean box office.
A Historical Drama about Mathematics and Mathematicians of the Joseon Dynasty
Lee, Kyung-Eon ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 93~102
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.093
Recently, various types of dramas have been broadcasted in Korea. Especially, historical dramas having backgrounds about historical events or characters have been recorded high ratings of the viewing audience, as well as a lot of influence on many parts of Korean society. Besides, the historical drama like
raised a craze for popular Korean cultures in many Asian countries. The subjects and characters of historical drama are diversifying in recent years. For example,
is a royal cook,
is a story about running away slaves and their chaser,
is a story about a very well-known painter of the Joseon Dynasty era, and
is a veterinarian. At this point, in celebration of the officially appointed "year of mathematics", it is very meaningful to demonstrate the importance of mathematics with a historical drama about mathematics and mathematicians of the Joseon Dynasty. In this article, the reasons for production of historical dramas about mathematics and mathematicians in the Joseon Dynasty was presented in two ways. First, modern mathematics has high level of abstractness as its nature, and therefore many students and the public can not understand what except for some areas. Second, it is possible the easier and various approaches can be used to deal with contents about real-life in the view of popularization of mathematics. Also, this article would aim to explore the main character and episodes about mathematics and mathematicians in Joseon Dynasty. For example, the anecdote of Hong Jung Ha, the works of mathematics in the King Sejong`s periods, the study of Hong Gil Ju, the joint researches between Nam Byung Gil and Lee Sang Hyuk, the story of Lee Seung Hun, and the mathematics study of middle class people.
The Type of e-book`s Visualization by the Narrative Space
Shin, Seung-Yun ; Jung, Hyun-Sun ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 103~114
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.103
This study intends to make a proposal the direction classification to develop the independent study of e-book`s visualization. For this, we research into the e-book of Disney animation which achieved recognition in the literary value and amusement First of all, We grasp the meaning of the concept of e-book`s aerial-image and perceptual principle. Next, We found the subject that starts the movement, and then observed the factor of the presentation to be possible to experience the actual spatial experience by the motion-produced cues. Through analysis process, We can classify the appearance elements, media, camera, and the readers` motion-produced cues into 13 parts and define as the codes. As we analysis the frequency of use of the analysis object, We separated it into the 46 combination exercises. According to the combination with the independent exercise, We separated them into 4 groups. There are the actual spatial experience, narrative spatial experience, the experience of characters. The basis for these, we can analyze the characteristics of the motion-produced cues. This study has the meaning of the expansion of e-book into the film language system by separating the e-book`s narrative visualization type.
Relationships Among Worth to Watch, Satisfaction and Desire of Respectating of Music Performance
Park, Myeong-Sook ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 115~124
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.115
In order to satisfy consumers` various desires for music performance, as it is important how to form sympathy with consumers, it is significant for music performance planners to find out which values the audiences think important when it comes to music performance art. The purpose of this study is to examine a relationship among worth to watch, performance satisfaction and desire of respectating that the audience recognizes. A questionnaire survey was carried out on 182 participants who have gone to musical performances. As a result of the study, `educational value`, `economical value`, `emotional value` and `social value` of spectating music performance had positive effects on both `watching satisfaction` and `desire of respectating`, and especially when it comes to spectating satisfaction, emotional value and economical value were the significant effects, and for desire of respectating, economical value and social value were significant. Also, it was found that spectating satisfaction had a positive relationship with a desire of respectating. As implications according to the result of the study, firstly, it is necessary for music performance planner or performing artist to inspire emotional value of audience in order to increase spectating satisfaction of the audience, and performances needs to be planned considering economical values. Secondly, in order to improve desire of respectating, it is important to analyze which elements can increase economical and social values of the audience.
Success and Failure Case Analysis of Crowdfunding : Focused on Community Art Project
Kwon, Hyeog-In ; Lee, Seoung-Ha ; Na, Yun-Bin ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 125~136
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.125
The purpose of this study is to derive a implications for and analysis a CrowdFunding cases in order to activate domestic Community Art. First, in the area of culture and art of CrowdFunding platform, search for Community Art` projects were selected examples of success and failure. As a result, differences in sample were compared in five items of Confidence & Information & Communication & Content & Benefit aspect etc,. Additional total analysis result, Genre and Period, clear differences in terms of compensation and Promotion occurred, as well as the need to develop new goods and services compensation was raised. Based on these implications, this study is to be a practical implication to Community Art of difficult to create its own fundraising. On the other hand, we suspect the environment of the domestic previous research related to the evaluation of Community Art is insufficient, and so must be concurrent also study the framework of analysis and systematic evaluation to complement these parts in the future.
Examination of Factors Influencing Supports for Regulation Toward Girl Groups` Suggestive Performance: Focusing on the Third-person Effect
Lee, Sungjoon ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 137~150
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.137
This study has two major purposes. First, this research empirically tests whether there are the impacts of the third-person effects on individuals` perceptions of the girl groups` suggestive performance. The second purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between the perceptual biased toward the influences of the girl groups`s suggestive performances and the supports for regulation. For this purpose, this paper investigated individuals` perception of different degrees to which the suggestive performance has influences on three dissimilar groups including `the self`, `colleagues` and `the others` and how they affect supports for regulation. An online survey was administrated on 305 people who have watched the girl groups` lasciviousness performance for data gathering. The collected data were analyzed with t-test, multiple and hierarchical regression. The results showed that there are significant differences in perceptions of the effect of suggestive performance on three groups including `the self`, `colleagues` and `the others`. The findings also revealed that the perception of the effects of lasciviousness performance on `the others` is one of the strongest predictors for the supports for regulation. The implications of these results were also discussed.
The Characteristics of Traffic Accidents and Reduction Methods by Elderly Drivers to Prepare for the Aging Society -Focused on Jeju-
Kim, Kyung-Bum ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 151~160
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.151
The purpose of this study is to deduce improvement plan through analysis of the type and characteristics of traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers, and to establish the traffic safety policies for the elderly drivers. The analyzed result of road traffic accident situation are as follows. Firstly, Traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers were frequent on local roads of poor traffic safety facilities such as lighting. Secondly, The most frequent time zone of Traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers was 18:00 to 20:00, this time zone was mainly darkened. Thirdly, Traffic accidents are often caused by lack of attention occurred by no implementation of safe driving. Institutional Improvement of cosideration for elderly drivers and Traffic Safety Facilities maintenance considering regional particularities is needed for reducing traffic accidents and the safety of our society. Their driving skills of elderly drivers should test themselves constantly, and elderly drivers must hold down driving yourself using the alternative transportation.
Direction and Task of the Oecentralization of Power
Park, Jong Gwan ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 161~168
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.161
This paper with Korean to promote decentralized countries, considered previous studies related to decentralization. Next, with target scholars and professionals looked at the evaluation of the degree of decentralization and the direction. Last deduced the task of decentralization. The decentralization task is first, expansion of organizational autonomy. The organization of local government determined based on the content of the job is desirable. Second, the personnel operating is secured autonomy. Local government officials and staff is independent and uniformly control. And it is necessary to recruit such as checks and supervision of the relevant local councils and civil society. Third, the financial decentralization is the expansion. The expansion of fiscal decentralization First, determined the expansion of municipal law prescribed by the regulations within the scope of local autonomy. Next, the local switch through national expansion of fiscal decentralization is necessary. In addition, the expansion of fiscal decentralization need the expansion of the local income tax and the expansion of local consumption tax.
Research the Improvement for Cracking Down on Substandard Food Violations
Jeon, Chan-Hui ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 169~177
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.169
Recently, this government is implementing the "eradication of four social evils" policy to root out social evils which includes sexual violence, school violence, domestic violence and substandard food. In retrospect, these social evils are the crimes that have sprung from rapid social changes in Korea. These main four crimes not only badly affect certain victims but also spread their viciousness to broad population. Moreover, the prevention of the occurrence of the crime and the problem solving as an individual unit are hardly possible. Due to their critical effects and continuity, governmental safety policy enforcement is achieving higher support. As an alliance with the calling from the public for happier and safer life, this paper especially focus on regulating substandard food issue, according to the idea that food safety is an essential prerequisite for the healthy and happy life of the people. Through the reviewing, definition of the substandard food will be cleared and specified substandard food crimes will be introduced as well. And the paper will also pose questions in order to propose improved legal measures against the existing regulations, such as newly adding additional penalty article to food sanitation law.
The Effects of Baby Boomers` Capabilities on Life Satisfaction -Verify the Mediator Effect of Network-
Jeong, Sook-Kyun ; Bang, Hee-Myung ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 178~187
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.178
The intention of this research lies in verifying whether the capabilities have an influence in raising their satisfaction. The results were as follows. Personal inter social skills and personal capabilities had a direct influence on the networking, and also on life satisfaction (networking acting as a mediator). However, problem solving capabilities did not have a substantial influence on the networking (which here, works as a mediating variable). Therefore, according to the above results, various measures which may advance life satisfaction by using the networking as mediator should be reviewed.
Effect of Family Function on the School Life Adaptation : The Mediating Effect of self-identity
Kwon, Soo-Jung ; Lee, Hyun-Ju ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 188~195
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.188
The purpose of this study family functioning and self-identity as a mediating effect on the impact of school life adaptation were investigated. This aspect of the study, panel survey was used to researchers from the Korea Youth Policy and their parents of about the consciousness and family awareness, the youth of 6, 979 people. Youth Policy Institute of Korea analyzed the panel. frequency using SPSS program, AMOS using factor analysis, path analysis was performed. The following results were obtained. First, the family of functions of the sub-factors and school life adaptation sub-factors had a significant correlation with each other. Second, the youth`s family function in school life adaptation had a significant impact which parameters, excluding self-identity. Third, the family functions as a self-identity parameter had a significant impact on school life adaptation.
Relations among the Social Activity, Self-efficacy and Psychological Well-Being of the Urban Elderly
Lee, Eui-Girl ; Cho, Sung-Sook ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 196~216
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.196
The purpose of this study was to analyze the social activity, self-efficacy and psychological well-being of old aged people living in Seoul area. For the study, 396 questionnaires were collected to analyzed the effect of demographic characteristics and social activity on psychological well-being, and the moderate effect of self-efficacy on them. The result were as follows: First, there were partial differences in psychological well-being according to demographic characteristics. Second, satisfaction for their lives was positively affected by vocation, health, youth and the social activity. Third, a spouse, health, income and social activity had a negative effect on their loneliness. Forth, a spouse, children, health, more social activity had a negative effect on their depression. Finally, the self-efficacy had a moderate effect on the relation between social activity and loneliness, and depression respectively.
Factors Influencing the Depression of Residents in Permanent Rental Apartments
Do, Eun-Young ; Hong, Yeon-Ran ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 217~225
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.217
This study was carried out to find out the factors influencing the depression of residents in perment-rental apartments. The sample consisted of 446 residents in the ages of over 19 but under 60 years old living in permanent-rental apartments in G cities. 74.4% among the permanent-rental apartment residents were found to be in the state of depression with 33.9% in severe depression. From Enter multiple regression analysis, it is revealed that self-esteem, health condition, age, life satisfaction, and problem drinking are the critical factors influencing the depression of perment-rental apartment residents. It is recommended that depression prevention programs for the residents in perment-rental apartments be developed in consideration of the critical factors identified from this study.
Study on Factors for Efficacy and Purpose of Starting Business after Middle Aged Workers` Retirement
Choi, Myung-Hwa ; Cho, Sung-Sook ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 226~241
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.226
This study was intended to find out the factors affecting the efficacy and purpose of starting new business after their retirement of middle-aged office workers. The study also analyzed the relationship among these factors, founder`s innovational mind, achievement desire, risk-taking mind and family support. For the purpose, questionnaires were collected 346 middle-aged employees working in Seoul and Kyonggi-do area. The findings were as follows. First, personal achievement desire and risk-taking mind strongly affected the efficacy of starting new business. Second, innovational mind, achievement desire and risk-taking mind had a positive effect on the purpose of starting new business. Third, family support had a moderate effect between achievement desire and the efficacy of the starting new business.
The Influence of Leader`s Age and Leader Selection on Group Decision Making
Cho, Jee-Yun ; Ham, Seong-Soo ; Sohn, Young-Woo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 242~252
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.242
This research examined whether there are differences in group decision making between senior leader groups and junior leader groups. Results revealed that senior leaders contributed more during the discussion than junior leaders, and groups with senior leaders performed better than the groups with junior leaders. In post-discussion activities group members noted that senior leaders were able to represent their groups better, and showed better leadership during discussion. On the other hand, the leader`s age impacted differently depending on leader selection methods. For senior leaders, leaders randomly assigned were perceived to be more beneficial to groups. However for junior leaders, leaders systematically selected were perceived to represent their groups better and exhibit better leadership. The interaction between leader`s age and leader selection seems to arise from a difference of leader`s power bases.
Cross-National Comparison of Public Awareness Campaigns for Suicide Prevention: Analysis of Campaign Strsategies and Contents of New Zealand, USA, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and Korea
Song, In Han ; Kwon, Se Won ; Kim, Jung-Soo ; You, Jung-Won ; Park, Jang Ho ; Kim, Lija ; Kim, Woosik ; Kim, Hyunjee ; Kim, Jeniffer Hyunjin ; Kim, Ji Eun ; An, Sangmin ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 253~270
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.253
Public awareness campaign is the core factor of the national suicide prevention strategies. Korea`s current campaign needs to be more systematically developed. This study analyzed the national-level campaigns for suicide prevention of New Zealand, USA, Ireland, Scotland, and Australia whose campaigns were known to be successful, and compared them with those of Korea. With the analysis framework based on the `Guideline for Effective Health Communication Campaigns` by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we examined the campaigns from the dimensions of (1) clarity of goals, (2) appropriacy of targeting strategies, (3) suitability of messaging strategies, and (4) efficiency of performance. The results show that effective campaigns for suicide prevention have the following common factors: (1) campaign appellations which include clear goals, (2) targeting at risk groups considering social contexts, (3) slogans which contains specific action guidelines, and (4) close relationships between public and private sectors. On this basis, future directions for more effective suicide prevention media campaigns in Korea are discussed.
Relation between Appearance Satisfaction and Self-efficacy in College Students
Park, Soonjoo ; Kim, Hyun-Ok ; An, Keum-Ok ; Lee, Yiluda ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 271~280
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.271
The purpose of this study was to investigate the appearance satisfaction and self-efficacy of college students. The relation between appearance satisfaction and self-efficacy was also examined. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The convenience sample consisted of 395 undergraduate college students from three universities in D city. The data were collected from May to July, 2011 using the Body Cathexis Scale and the Self Efficacy Scale. Data analysis was performed with SPSS WIN 21.0 Program. The scores on both scales showed a significant difference between male and female students, and the male students had higher scores. Male and female students had similar rank order of body part by satisfaction scores. There were significant correlations between appearance satisfaction scores and self-efficacy scores but there were no significant differences between the correlation coefficients in male and female students. This result indicates that the effect of appearance satisfaction on self-efficacy was similar in both male and female students. The findings of this study suggest that an intervention program to enhance appearance satisfaction is effective in increasing self-efficacy of college students.
Effects of Biomedical Ethics Education using Movies on Biomedical Ethics Awareness of Nursing Students
Kim, Seon Young ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 281~290
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.281
This study is a quasi-experimental research using non-equivalent control group pre-post design in order to understand the effectiveness of biomedical ethics education using movies. This study selected the first-year 45 students and 63 students who were attending at two 4-year-course nursing colleges as an experimental group and control group, respectively. Then, this study provided the experimental group with the lecture on biomedical ethics for 16 weeks using the movie related to the ethical issues covering 10 areas. Data collection was done for 5 days from August 26, 2013 until December 5, 2013, and conducted pre-post questionnaire survey on the 1st week session and 16th session after explaining there search purpose and getting a written agreement from the subjects. As a result of analysis of the collected data using SPSS Statistics 18, it was found that students` average point of biomedical ethics awareness improved to 3.31 from 3.07; additionally, in the analysis of the data by sub-area, the point in artificial abortion improved to 3.69 from 3.08; artificial insemination from 2.99 to 3.57; fetal diagnosis from 3.10 to 3.45; a newborn`s right to life from 3.39 to 3.55 and organ transplant from 3.26 to 3.53, respectively(P<.001). On the contrary, the research results showed that there was no change in the point of the mercy-killing, brain death, and human biotechnology areas, respectively(p>.05). Conclusively, movie-aided education could be diversely used for nursing education provided movie contents should be in accord with a lecture subject in a way that can arouse students` interest and concern, and improve educational satisfaction.
The Influences between New Nurses` Nursing Performance, Emotional Intelligence, Self-resiliency and Core Self-evaluation
Cho, Ok-Hee ; Hwang, Kyung-Hye ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 291~301
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.291
This study is a descriptive research of investigating the correlation between new nurses` nursing performance, emotional intelligence, self-resiliency and core self-evaluation. The subjects were 114 new nurses working for less than 12 months at two different hospitals with over 800 beds located in Gyeonggi-do. Between July and November, this study collected the data measured by using a structured questionnaire survey for nursing performance, emotional intelligence, self-resiliency and core self-evaluation. As a result, it was found that there was a difference in the degree of nursing performance according to new nurses` education level, job satisfaction, and working position task satisfaction, and that the higher the emotional intelligence, self-resiliency and core self-evaluation were, the better the nursing performance was. As for emotional intelligence, education level, core self-evaluation and job satisfaction, it was found that they were variables to well predict the degree of nursing performance, and explained 33% of variance in nursing performance. Accordingly, it is necessary to provide actual field-adaptive training education including emotional intelligence and core self-evaluation other than nursing performance from new nurses` orientation in consideration of education degree and job satisfaction.
Parenting Stress, Parenting Guilt Feelings, Separation Anxiety and Alternative Care in Hospital-Nurses
Park, Yun-Kyung ; Yi, Juyoun ; Lim, Sora ; Jang, Heeran ; Kang, Hyo-Jeong ; Kim, Ji-Soo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 302~311
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.302
The purpose of this study was to investigate on parenting stress, parenting guilt feelings and separation anxiety and alternative care in nurses. Data were collected from nurses with preschooler at 2 hospitals from August 2013 to January 2014. Self reported questionnaires were used to collect data from 163 nurses. There were significant differences according to the age, satisfaction of work place and co-worker, spouse support of parenting in parenting stress, parenting guilt feelings and separation anxiety in common. The majority type of alternative care was surrogate foster home when they went to work. However, there were significant differences according to type of alternative care in parenting stress, parenting guilt feelings and separation anxiety. Particularly, those who use child day-care center and surrogate foster home showed more parenting guilt feelings and separation anxiety in Scheffe post-hoc comparison. As a result, it is needed to be improvement of working conditions and policy for nurses` parenting support to continue work.
The Influence of Job-seeking Stress, Adult Attachment and Self-assertiveness, on Depression among Korean College Students
Jeon, Hae Ok ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 312~323
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.312
The purposes of this study were to examine effects of job-seeking stress, adult attachment, self-assertiveness on depression among Korean college students. Data were collected through self reported structured questionnaire form 239 Korean college students by convenient sampling methods from April 20 to May 30, 2013. The mean score of depression 14.38(SD
Problem Solving Ability and Social Anxiety in Nursing Students
Cha, Kyeong-Sook ; Jun, Won-Hee ; Hong, Sung-Sil ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 324~333
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.324
This study was conducted to investigate the factors affecting the social anxiety in nursing students. A total of 227 nursing students participated in the study. Data were analyzed by frequencies, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple stepwise regression with SPSS WIN 18.0. The mean scores for problem solving ability and social anxiety were at the intermediate level. Problem solving ability negatively correlated with social anxiety. The significant predictors of social anxiety included cognitive reaction within the seven problem solving ability subscales and perceived interpersonal relationship. The regression model explained 22.6% of social anxiety. As a result, to decrease social anxiety in nursing students, nursing educators should develop educational intervention programs to change cognitive distortions presented in unfamiliar social situations and improve interpersonal relationships ability.
The Study on Relationship between Characteristics of Cultural Exchanges, Self-efficacy, and Cultural Competency of Nursing Students
Yang, Sun-Yi ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 334~345
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.334
Purpose: The purpose of this study aimed to find the relationship between characteristics of cultural exchanges, self-efficacy and cultural competence in Korean nursing students. Method: A total of 301 nursing students participated in this study. Data collection was conducted through the use of questionnaires which were constructed to include the General Self-efficacy Scale, the Caffery Cultural Competence Healthcare Scale(CCCHS), and the Cultural Competence Assessment(CCA). Result: Self-efficacy and cultural competency of participants in this study were shown to have moderate levels (Self-efficacy: M
Assessment of Basic Physical Activity for Elderly Women in Long-Term Care Facilities
Kang, Hye-Kyung ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 346~355
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.346
This study was to investigate basic level of physical activity test that reflects activity of daily living(ADL) for institutionalized elderly women. The subjects were 105 elderly women over than 65 years living in long-term care facilities located in Daejeon and Chungnam. The measured eight items related to ADL were tested and the data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, factors analysis and correlation. The results were statistically significant differences. Among eight test items, two factors(muscle strength and mobility) were extracted by principal component factor analysis(PCA). The two factors are appropriate domains for assessment of basic physical activity of institutionalized elderly women. By using Pearson`s correlation, between two factors and age, the first principal component scores were significantly decreased with age increasing. Degradation of ADL must be prevented for institutionalized elderly women through maintain muscle strength and mobility.
Impacts of the Mood State on the Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors
Lee, Jeong-Hwa ; Byun, Hye-Sun ; Kim, Gyung-Duck ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 356~366
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.356
The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of the mood state on the quality of life (QOL) of the female breast cancer survivor. The study was cross-sectional survey. This study was conducted from September 10th to September 20th, 2013. The subjects were 120 breast cancer survivors in Seoul city in Korea. The obtained data were analyzed by SPSS/WIN 21.0 program. The mean score of mood state was 39.20 and the mean score of the quality of life was 83.59. The levels of mood state and the quality of life were negatively correlated. The significant factors influencing quality of life were vigor and anger of the mood state, religion that explained 39.1% of the variance. The results suggests that appropriate support service should be provided to improve the quality of life after nurses evaluate breast cancer survivor`s mood states and identify the symptoms of mood disturbances.
Development of Self-management Instrument for Pre-dialysis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Lee, Suk Jeong ; Kim, Sisook ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 367~375
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.367
This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable self-management instrument for pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A total of 143 patients with CKD recruited from a medical center completed the questionnaire. The dimension and items of self-management were composed by literature review. The items of self-management was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis and measures of reliability. Five factors were extracted and labelled adherence to treatment regimen and partnership, diet adherence, problem solving, health behavior, and pursuit of psycho-social health. The five factors accounted for 51.1% of total variance. Each factors showed acceptable internal reliability with Cronbach`s alpha from 0.64-0.79. The developed self-management instrument can be useful in self control of their disease for patients with CKD, and both evaluating patients` self-management and developing intervention program for health care professionals.
The Purpose of Hospital Information Usage by Medical Consumers and the Practicability of the Acquired Information
Ha, Oh-Hyun ; Jung, Yong-Mo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 376~385
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.376
This study is aimed to ascertain the hospital information inquired by medical consumers and to propose the consumer-oriented marketing direction of the medical institutions. In the pursuit of this purpose, we examined about the purpose of the hospital information usage by medical consumers, the contents of the inquired information, the method of the information acquisition and the practicability of the acquired information. As the result of this study, more than 90% out of the purposes of hospital information usage is for the practical use of the medical institution, especially, 58.7% is for the effective selection of the medical institutions when consumer`s family or relatives are sick. Regardless of the purpose of hospital information usage, for the contents of the inquired information, more than 50% responded with the medical institution facility, the specific contents about the professional field and the special field. The most favorite method to acquire the information according to the purpose of hospital information usage is through `Acquaintance` which are the highest rate, more than 50% and the level of 24~28% are through `Internet`. And the practicability of the acquired information was fairly low like the result as 4.8% for the selection of the medical institutions when consumer`s family or relatives are sick and 0.5% for the health counseling or the medical check-up.
How Government Policy Affects to Entertainment Industry?: Case Study of Korean Film History
Kwon, Heog-In ; Rhee, Hyunjung ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 386~394
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.386
Entertainment Industry, with high productivity of added value, is noticed as a major industry leading global economy. Thus the government has been constantly attempting to devise various plans for developing entertainment industry, but the plans are mostly come out according to currently faced issues rather than considering the whole industry interior interaction. We are mainly objective to find a ground for estimating the current entertainment industry status. For this, we borrowed the concept of `maturity` from various capacity maturity estimation tools. We also analyzed Korean film industry as a representative entertainment industry case to find what and how government intervention has affected on the industry.
Analyses on the Relationship Between SNS use and Media use time using Structural Equation Modeling
Kim, Ju-Kyoung ; Lee, Seong-Hee ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 395~406
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.395
This research observes how an adolescent`s usage of social network services is related with media use time, and also tries to verify how a parent`s participation in acting to limit usage time serves as a mediating effect. For this analysis, data from The Korean Information Society Development Institute [Korea Media Panel Research] was used, being a survey conducted on 1,572 students from primary to secondary and high schools nationwide. The subjects` gender in the final analysis was 818 male students and 754 female students. In addition, primary school students consisted of 672 individuals, 416 were from secondary and 484 from high schools. To verify the appropriateness of the model proposed in this research, analyzed through the structural equation, using social network services(SNS) was not shown to have an effect on media usage time. However, there was an indirect effect from the use of alternative activities. In addition, the parent`s limitation of usage showed no effect on media use time. This research attempts to identify the reasons why parents` limiting the usage time, along with alternative activities, do not have any significant effect in reducing media usage time in this era of smart media evolution. Further, this research hopes to suggest meaningful and political implications for the nation and society to understand and resolve media addiction.
Factors Influencing Internet Consumer`s Purchase Delay Behaviors : Focusing on Situational Factors and Perceived Uncertainty
Kim, Jong-Ouk ; Suh, Sang-Hyuk ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 407~426
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.407
This study analyzed the effects of situational factors and perceived uncertainty on purchase delay behaviors of internet consumers. The survey was conducted from internet consumers in the Seoul Metropolitan areas, and 394 responses were used in the data analysis. The results of this study were as follows. First, the negative experience and avoid regrets of the situational factors had a positive impact on overall purchase delay. The time pressure, changeability about purchase, negative experience and avoid regrets had a positive impact on payment stage delay. Also, the time pressure, negative experience and avoid regrets had a positive impact on shopping cart abandonment. Second, all factors of perceived uncertainty had a positive impact on overall purchase delay and payment stage delay. In addition, the information uncertainty and psychological uncertainty had a positive impact on shopping cart abandonment. Therefore, this study is contributing to the diversification of internet study, and it is provide useful information on the customer management and marketing strategy of internet shopping malls.
The Impact of IFRS Adoption on Firm Value in Korea and China - Evidence using Tobin`s Q
Jang, Ji-Kyung ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 427~434
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.427
In this research, it is empirically tested whether firm value after the adoption of IFRS is increased in Korea and China using Tobin`s Q model. In Korea, IFRS was mandatorily adopted in 2011 for all companies. China mandated IFRS conversion for public traded companies starting 2007. The revisions bring Chinese standards closer to the IFRS benchmark of internationally recognized quality, but the new standards will not be word-for-word translations of IFRS, though they founded on similar principle. We expect the different adoption process between Korea and China can make different impact of IFRS on firm value. The results are summarized as follows. First, Tobin`s Q seems to be increased after the adoption of IFRS, and the firm value is significantly different between before and after IFRS adoption in Korea. Second, Tobin`s Q seems to be increased after the adoption of IFRS, but the analysis by t-test is not significantly higher for post IFRS. These results could be a good finding in that the impact of IFRS adoption on firm value is different by adoption process.
Effect of Organizational Justice on Organizational Effectiveness and the Mediating Role of Supervisor Trust -With a focus on the MICE industry employees-
Ko, Jong-Wook ; Kim, Myeong-Suk ; Park, Jong-Pyo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 435~448
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.435
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of distributive and procedural justice on organizational effectiveness and the mediating role of supervisor trust among the MICE industry employees. For the study, data were collected from 303 MICE industry employees in metropolitan area by self-administered questionnaires. Collected data were analyzed using structural equation modeling technique. The results of this study showed that organizational justice had effects on organizational effectiveness measured in terms of job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behaviour of MICE industrial employees and that supervisor trust mediated the relationship between organizational justice and organizational effectiveness. Based on the results of this study, the theoretical implications of the findings were discussed and directions for future research were advanced.
Effects of Occupational Stress on Workers` Turnover Intention
Lee, Jeong Eon ; Zhou, Tiantian ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 449~456
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.449
This research is conducted to analyze the relationship between occupational stress and turnover intention. The object of research is software developers in Chinese large firms. A number of 309 cases are used for the empirical study. A multiple regression is adapted to test the proposed hypothesis. The results reveal that occupational stress has a meaningful effect on job burnout; exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy lead to turnover intention; job burnout mediates between occupational stress and turnover intention. It is suggested that managers need to design a structural HR mechanism for workers in order not to experience occupational stress.
A Fitness between CEO Characteristics and Management Control
Jung, Jae-Jin ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 457~467
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.457
In order to improve organization performance by CEO`s leadership, the control systems have to be designed in accordance with CEO`s strategic orientation. A management control systems (MCS) is a system which gathers and uses information to evaluate the performance of different organizational resources like human, physical, financial and also the organization as a whole considering the organizational strategies. The current study is conducted with the objective to explore the effects of CEO`s Characteristics (Risk-taking tendency, and Achievement motivation) and control types (Behavioral control, and Result control) on organization performance. The characteristics of ceo - behavior control and risk-taking propensity - results in significantly positive effect on management control. On the other hand, risk-taking propensity has influence negatively on behavior control. The behavioral control is received negative influence from risk-taking propensity. and it received positive influence from motivation. and then it has effect on organization performance(indirct effect). To achieve the purpose of this study, Structural Equation Model (SEM) has been applied.
The Effects of Strategic Orientations on Company Performance and the Moderating Role of Entrepreneurship in Small-Medium Sized and Ventures Manufacturing Firms
Jung, Chul-Ho ; Jung, Duk-Hwa ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 468~479
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.468
This paper aims to examine structural relationship between the influence factors of company performance, hypothesizing that strategic orientations and entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in achieving organizational performance in small-medium sized and ventures manufacturing firms. For this research, data were collected from 205 firms. By using Structure Equation Modeling(SEM) method, it was found that competitor orientation, technology orientation directly affect company performance but, customer orientation were not affected company performance. Furthermore, it was also found that the relationship between strategy orientation and company performance is differentiated by entrepreneurship. Especially, this finding confirms that the entrepreneurship moderately affects the relationship between competitor orientation, technology orientation and company performance on the small-medium sized and ventures manufacturing firms.
Factors Influencing the Customer Value and the Performance of National R&D Information Services of the R&D Managers
Suh, Sang-Hyuk ; Lee, Sun-Young ; Lee, Byeong-Hee ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 480~494
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.480
The importance of knowledge and information is ever increasing. The ingredients of the customer value of the information offered for free by the public information organizations are different from those of the ordinary products or services. This study aims to identify the factors which affect the information customer value and the job performance of the R&D managers who use national R&D information service(NTIS). The results show the quality of information service and the perception of services organizations have significant positive effect on customer value. In addition, the customer value have significant influence on the job performance. Meanwhile, the perception of information organizations have not effect on the job performance. Regarding the moderating effect of the information using environment, the results are as follows: the information using environment moderates the relationship between the information service quality and between the customer value and the perception of information organizations, and the relationship between the customer value and the job performance, but does not moderate the relationship between the perception of information services organizations and the job performance. According to the research results, we proposed several implications to foster the customer value management in the field of public information as well as future research directions.
Content Analysis as a Method for Measuring Exploitation and Exploration: Discussion with Example Application to the Worldwide Optical Library Industry
Yu, Gun Jea ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 495~510
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.495
Measures of exploration and exploitation fall into three categories, patent-based measures, survey-based measures, and press-based measures. Such variety stems from the lack of consensus on definitions of exploration and exploitation. Given a dynamic nature of exploration and exploitation, I suggested how to improve existing press-based measures by suggesting strategies and procedures for constructing valid and reliable press-based measures in a single industry context. I illustrate my arguments through a study of the worldwide optical disk industry.
Comparison of Efficiency by Span in Various Railway Bridge Types
Lee, Tae-Gyu ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 511~517
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.511
The superstructure type of the railway bridge in our country, is mainly classified into the box girder and the I-type girder. The box girder is widely used in the high speed railway bridge because of the safety due to dynamic behavior. The I-type girder is used in the conventional railway bridge, and is also divided into the general type and the composite type, and the newly modified types have been developed. According to the current railway bridge design code, the girder design by the span length in various railway bridge types are performed in this study. The suitable girder height by the span length are analyzed, and the comparative analysis of the structural efficiency and the economical efficiency is carried out. From this study, the composite type girder is appeared the good result in respect of the structural efficiency. However, in the economical aspect, the general I-type girder is required less cost than the other types.
Effect Analysis of Media Pole on Pedestrian Satisfaction for Walking -Focused on Media Pole in Gang Nam U-street-
Cho, Jeong-Phil ; Park, Tae-Won ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 518~528
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.518
The purpose of this study is to observe the effects of road facilities that have adopted digital media such as total road facility called L.E.D media pole installed on U-street, Gangnam-gu on the pedestrians` satisfaction. Through the study, we would like to improve the brand competitiveness, increase the revisiting decision factors and suggest the fundamental development direction for the digital media road facilities on the typical pedestrian road, Gangnam street. The three factors from the studies came out to be spatial component, design component, and functional component. In order to analyze the factors, the pedestrians` behaviors were observed through a direct survey which provided 35 reserved factors. Also, the preliminary factors derived through survey questionnaires were revised by experts which compressed the result into 20 factors. The result of the regression analisis states that the `Factor of the spatial component` is the statistically significant factor among the five elicited factors of the effect of the media pole on the pedestrian satisfaction. U-street`s media pole provides the comfortable and various contents and application methods and will provide the new perspective on the purpose of pedestrians by new experience that is based on digital technology.
Housing Planning Criterion for Active Senior Generation -Focused on Baby Boomer in Seoul-
Woo, Mi-Kyung ; Park, Tae-Won ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 529~540
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.529
Korea`s baby boomers constitute a quarter of the population structure, and they are now faced with super-aged era represented by the life expectancy of 100 years. Since this generation who played a leading role in economic growth of the country has needs for active participation in society and continuous economic activities based on the healthy bodies, sufficient wealth and desires for cultural consumption, it is called `active seniors` as a new demographic class differentiated from the conventional elder generation. This study was intended to investigate housing needs of baby boomers as preliminary seniors in Seoul with the highest residential density of the baby boomers through a bottom-up process from the perspective of consumers, and to select the findings as criteria for residential complex plans. The analysis results showed that `social accessibility` was most highly valued among baby boomers in Seoul, and `medical accessibility` was determined to be the second most important factor. Other items such as `convenience of living` and `spatial cognition` were ranked as the least important factors. These findings suggest that the life style of baby boomers in Seoul is very similar to that pursued by active seniors in terms of life cycle, and it is determined to be a characteristic as a niche for housing needs different from the one found in conventional elder generation.
Programs Supporting Students` English Literacy Development in Collaboration with Public Libraries: A Development of an English Reading Program
Kwon, Hyekyung ; Chang, Kyungsuk ; Jeon, Youngjoo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 541~549
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.541
This study aims to propose measures to support students` English literacy development in collaboration with public libraries in the community. The literature review shows that students can improve their English literacy skills by not only reading authentic books, but also participating in English literacy programs at the public library. The analysis of the gathered data reveals that public libraries provide extensive programs customized to students` needs. It is also shown that reading programs at the public libraries play an important role in improving students` literacy skills. With the analysis of the literacy programs at various libraries nationwide or abroad, we can understand the importance of the English literacy programs. Especially English Literacy programs in public libraries can be more effective to improve students` English literacy skills. It is suggested that we need to support children`s literacy development in collaboration with public libraries in the community.
Korean University Students` Attitude toward a Task Recording Activity : Based on the TOEIC Speaking Test
Im, Hee-Joo ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 550~558
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.550
The purposes of the study are to introduce and apply an activity that can help improve student-initiated learning on the TOEIC Speaking Test (TOEICST) performance and to see students` attitude toward the activity. Twenty-eight university students in Chungcheong province engaged in learning based on this activity. In the present study, the activity proposed by McCormick and Vercellotti (2013) and Stillwell, Curabba, Alexander, Kidd, Kim, Stone, & Wyle (2010) was modified and adapted. The outline of the Task Recording Activity (TRA) consisted of three steps: preparation step, Task Recording Activity step, and evaluation step. As data collection of the study, a survey and students` journal were utilized and qualitatively analyzed. The results showed that student-initiated learning activity could be applied positively not only in communicative lessons, but in TOEICST specific lessons as well. Additionally, participants showed positive attitudes toward self-transcription and self-correction. Some implications of the study are that the TRA can be applied to generate autonomous learners studying for the TOEIC Speaking Test, that the guideline for different proficiency can be developed to help them improve their self-reflection, and that students need to have an active attitude to lead their own learning.
E-book Customer Service Satisfaction by Using E-S-Qual
Kim, Dong Eun ; Ahn, Nah-Yeon ; Lee, Kyoung-Ryul ;
The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, volume 14, issue 7, 2014, Pages 559~570
DOI : 10.5392/JKCA.2014.14.07.559
The purpose of this study is to derive the suggestion of satisfaction of e-book services on the basis of the recent literature on quality assessment for e-service which have been mainly studied on library realm. For this purpose, This study added post-management service which is applicable to measure satisfaction of e-book services based on E-S-Qual and Libqual. We expand our scope of service to using of e-book content and services for individual customers, and analyzed the relationship between satisfaction with the system, the content, the after-sale service. On this foundation, existing e-book service companies can offer their services more efficiently, thereby making the e-book content more diverse, along with developing specialized e-book service to increasing their customer`s satisfaction. In addition, the latest and diversity is important as well. Moreover, performing rapid post-management services after the sale of the product or service, can be important variables for customer satisfaction. Therefore, not only the system and content, providing required level post-management services by customers can satisfy the existing customers and create new customers.