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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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Volume 34, Issue 5 - Oct 1996
Volume 34, Issue 4 - Aug 1996
Volume 34, Issue 3 - Jun 1996
Volume 34, Issue 2 - Apr 1996
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A Review on the Evaluation of Home Economics in Changing Korean Society : An Attempt for Constructing a New Paradigm
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 1~8
These days, Home Economics in Korea is confronted with the inner argument about its identity and the outer pressure of re-organization caused by educational reformation. Fundamentally, these internal and external challenges to Home Economics arise from that Home Economics has not been fulfilling the needs of individuals and families due to weakening of integrate perspective, insufficient practice and conservative tendency of study. To get over the current problems and construct a new paradigm of Home Economics contributing to the requirements of new era, the following prerequisites might be fulfilled; \circled1 More active concern about surmounting the alienation that threatening the modern family life and self-actualization of individuals. \circled2 An endeavor to find a new family philosophy and patterns of family culture as the basis of community restoration that harmonize the traditions with changes. \circled3 An Effort to find a highter values that contribute to symbiosis and development of global community including all human beings, creatures and eco-system on the earth.
Development of Consumer Adviser Educational Program
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 9~20
The purpose of this study is to develop the educational program of consumer adviser. The educational program proposed in previous study is consisted of the acquisition of 5 require and 2 optional subjects, and field education. For this, based on the role and capacity of consumer adviser we explain in detail the contents of required subjects. And we confirm the necessity and significance of field education. Finally we investigate the confirm the necessity and significance of field education. Finally we investigate the contents of field education and suggest the system and course of desirable field education through case study of several universities.
Peer relationships and personality of abused children
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 21~34
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between abused (physical, emotional & neglect) children and their peer relationships and personality. The subjects were 320 fifth graders from the low-middle class of families in Seoul. The data were gathered by questionnaires and peer nomination method. The major findings of the present study were as follow : (1) Children were physically abused mainly by their fathers, and neglected mainly by their mothers. (2) The significant differences in both peer relationships and personality were found according to the type of abuse. Physically abused children were viewed as either a neglected child or a aggressively rejected child who shows higher activity and impulsivity. But emotionally abused and/or neglected children were perceived as a neglected child who shows lower sociablity. (3) There were statistically significant differences in personality among sociometric status groups.
A Study of Children's Attachment to Their Mothers in middle Childhood
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 35~46
The purposes of this study were to investigate the children's attachment patterns and the effects of the family-related variables. The interview method was used to know the children's attachment patterns and the questionnaire was used to collect the family-related variables. The subjects were 272 elementary school children ranged 1st grade to 3rd grade in Kwangju. The results were as follows: 1. In the contexts of separation from mother, two major patterns of children's attachment appeared : patterns showed much anxious feeling but accepted the separation; patterns showed much anxious feeling and they rejected the separation. These two patterns were consisted in anxious feeling but inconsisted in responses. 2. Children showed significant differences in their attachment patterns to their mother's early attachment patterns to their mothers, maternal employment, SES of the family, and sex of the child were not found.
Perceptual Differences in Brand Images of National Medium-low Priced Casual Clothing According to Consumer Purchase Characteristics
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 47~57
Ther purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptual differences in brand images of national medium-low price casual clothing according to purchase volume and brand loyalty. Additionally, differences between Seoul and County of Chungnam in purchase volume of each brand of medium-low priced casual, information source and companion in purchasing the brands were analyzed. The questionnaires were administered to 540 college student living in Seoul and County of Chungnam, and the method used to analyze the data were frequency, factor analysis, and t-test. The results were as follows: 1) Perceptual mapping showed that preference ranks among the six brands were same regardless of purchase volume and brand loyalty, but heavy users and loyal consumers to medium-low priced casual brands had more favorite brand image than light users and non loyal consumers. 2) Those who live in County of Chungnam purchased all six brands more than those who love in Seoul with the exception of Hunt. Information sources such as catalogs and celebrity were more used in County of Chungnam. Most accompanied shopping alone both in Seoul and County of Chyngnam, however family members were more influential in Seoul, whereas the same sex friends were in County of Chyngnam.
A Study on the Determinants of Household Demand for Credit and the Effects of Credit on Consumption Expenditures
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 59~73
The purposes of this study are to investigate the determinants of household demand for credit and to test the effects of credit outstandings and credit repayments on consumption expenditures. To investigate the relationship between credit use and consumption expenditures, a theoretical consumption expenditure model including credit outstandings and credit repayments is developed. With 1991 Report of National Survey of Family Income and Expenditure, two empirical models are tested using OLS. The results show that household demand for credit is determined by household income, debt burden, household size, age and squared age of household head and ratio of home ownership. It is also found that credit outstandings affect consumption expenditures positively while credit repayments affect consumption expenditures negatively.
Sex Role Orientation and the Amount of Time Spent in Household Production by the Husband and the Wife in the U.S.
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 75~87
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of sex role orientation on the amount of time spent in meal preparation and cleanup, clothing care, and indoor cleaning accomplished by husbands and wives in couple-headed households in the U.S.. The overall research hypotheses examined were : (1) there is a relationship between demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the husband and wife and the sex role orientation of the husband and wife; (2) for both husbands and wives, there is a relationship between sex role orientation and the amount of household production time that is accomplised by each individual; and (3) the relationship between sex role orientation and the amount of household production time remains when demographic and socioeconomic factors are controlled. The 1981 data from the 1975-1981 Time Use Longitudinal Panel Study collected at the University of Michigan were used for this study. The major findings is that a relationship between sex role orientation and the amount of time spent in three household production activities was not found, when all independent variables were controlled. That is, sex activities was not found, when all independent variables were controlled. That is, sex role orientation was not a predictor affecting the amount of time that husbands and wives spend on meal preparation and cleanup, clothing care, and indoor cleaning.
A Relationship between Communication Situation and Adolescents' Aggression
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 89~105
The purpose of the study was to investigate the causal relationships between communication situation - communication apprehension(CA), family communication orientation(FCO), individual viewing motives and perceived realism of aggressive films - and aggression. The data from 193 high school students were analysed by SAS program. The respondents were asked to complete the self-report questionnaires, and the data were analysed by Cronbach's to the reliability, factor analysis, frequencies, percentage, means, standard deviation, Pearson's correlation coefficient, Duncan's multiple test, multiple regression, and path analysis, The results showed that CA was positively related to both aggression against the materials, and potential aggression. FCO had no direct effect on aggression but concept-oriented family affected indirect effect on aggression through viewing motives. The ritualistic motives were more positively related to aggression and identity than instrumental motive.
Environmentally Conscious Consumer Behavior and Support on the Environmental Regulation
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 107~121
The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate the level of environmentally conscious consumer behavior and support on the environmental regulation, and (2) to identify the influencing variables and causal relationship. Data were collected from questionnares with 1050 male and female consumers who were in the age of 20∼49 and residents of 6 cities(Seoul, Pusan, Taegu, Kwangju, Taejoen, Inchon). The major findings were as follows: (1) The level of environmentally conscious behavior was relatively high and differed significantly according to sex, age, education and marital status. (2) The level of support on the environmental regulation measures, consumers' support on the company regulation measures was most strong. (4) Sex, age, marital status, environment awareness and environmentally conscious behavior had positive effects on consumers' support on the environmental regulation directly and indirectly.
A study on the vibration restraint of sports-brassiere
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 123~136
This report deals with the relations between the vibration restraint and the stress-strain properties of the stretch fabrics. For this purpose, a survey was carried out about the preferences in sports-brassiere. Six experimental sports-brassieres of an equal design, but of different materials were tested for vibration using an accelerometer and a motion analyzer while the subject is jogging. 1. The results of the survey on sports-brassiere preferences are as follows; Preferable factors are simple design, shield and close adhesion of sports brassiere. Dissatisfied factors on the sports-brassiere are drooping, vibrating of the breast, itching and wetting. The B-cup-size group perceive the bigger vibration and drooping than A-cup-size. 2. The results of the wearing tests are as follow; This experiment shows the vibration restraint effects on different stretch fabrics, such as hard, medium and soft nature. There was a linear relationship between the vibration restraint and combination of different types of stretch fabrics. Among different brassiere types, the 2-layered brassiere (inner layer of high tension fabric and outer layer of lower stretch fabric) showed the least vibration. In the case of 2-lay brassiere, the wearing comfort rate was highest.
An Exploratory Study of Developing Model on Family System Related to Adolescent Adjustment
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 137~155
The purpose of this study was to identify the relative influence of OCM and BSM's family functioning dimensions and develop a new family system model related to adolescent adjustment. The 443 subjects were selected randomly from the second grade of middle and high schools in the city of Taegu. The survey instruments were FACESⅢ, SFI-Ⅱ, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Depression Scale, Self-Esteem Scale, and Delinquency Scale, Factor Analysis, Cronbach's α, Multiple Regression, MANOVA, Scheffe test were conducted for the data analysis. The major findings of this study were as follows: First, OCM's and BSM's family functioning dimensions respectively had different relative influence that affected adolescent adjustment level. In anxiety and depression. BSM's family health/competence dimension had superior influence to any other family functioning dimensions and in self-esteem and delinquency, OCM's cohesion dimension was superior to any other family functions. Second, family system classification method by a new family system model using family cohesion(OCM's relationship dimension) and family health/competence(BSM's change dimension) was more useful than OCM in evaluating adolescent adjustment.
The effects of married woman's employment condition and related variables on family members' satisfaction and attitudes
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 157~171
The purposes of this research were to investigate the general trends and differences of family members' satisfaction and attitudes related to mother's employment condition, to examine the correlations between every members' employment condition, to examine the correlations between every members' interactions, and to analyze the effects of related variables. To study these objectives, three kinds of questionnaire were used and the data were obtained through 780 parents and adolescents. The jmajor findings were as follows: 1) The general trends of family member's interactions showed that the score of relationship satisfaction between mother and adolescent was higher than father and adolescent. Nonemployed mothers and their children were more traditional in attitudes. 2) The correlations of family member's interactions were significant in satisfaction. Husband's occupational attitudes were related with wife's interactions were significant in satisfaction. Husband's occupational attitudes were related with wife's satisfaction, and parentadolescent attitudes were related each other in dual earner family. 3) Mother's marital satisfaction was affected by employment condition, communication satisfaction, husband's aid, support, satisfaction for employment condition, and father's was affected by communication satisfaction and wife's marital satisfaction. Adolescent's satisfaction with father was influenced by satisfaction with mother and mother's employment condition, and sex-role attitudes were influenced by employment condition and father's support.
The effects of the preferences to housewives' employment perceived by working wives on personal, family, & work life
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 173~185
The purpose of this study were to understand the types of preferences to housewives' employment of husbands and wives, and to explore the differences in the personal, the family, and the job-related variables regarding such types of preferences. For this study, the employed housewives with children aged under 10 year were surveyed. The results of this study were as follow; 1) Types of perferences to housewives' employment of husbands were smaller compared to wives'. This may mean that husbands' traditional values related to child rearing and education, and housework influenced on their preferences to wives' employment. 2) There were significant differences in the types of preferences to housewives' employment regarding the types of wives' occupation. Wives working in the white color jobs were prefered themselves' employment more than wives working in the blue color jobs. 3) The group that both wives and husbands prefere housewives' employment was more positively perceived the effects of women's employment on both wives themselves and their children. Also such couples were satisfied more than and felt family-job strain less than other groups.
A Study on the Relationships between Children's Social Competence as Affected by Maternal Authority and Maternal Control Behavior
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 187~198
This study was performed to identify the predictability of maternal authority from the perspective of children's social competence and mothers' control behavior. The subjects of this study were 369 children from an elementary school in Mokpo. The results were as follows: 1) There were relationships among children's social competence and maternal control behavior and authority. 2) Children's social competence was explained by the maternal control behavior. Maternal imperative control nagatively effected the sociability among children's social competence. Maternal position control positively effected all the children's social competence. 3) Children's social competence was explained by the maternal authority. All maternal control types changed when maternal authority was included. The change of children's social competence was related due to maternal control plus maternal authority. This result illustrates that maternal authority exhibited a powerful effect on children's social competence.
The Study of Private and Public Nature in Household Work
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 199~210
This study is planned to investigate a discussion of private and public nature in household realm. For this purpose, first of all, study precedent concerning the household work and the private and public nature is reviewed. Second, the origin on the privacy of household work and it's relationship of the public part are investigated. Third, it is implicated that through the politicization of household work, it is enable to establish new insight of household work in the family policy.
A Study on Manufacture of guarsulgies for using in diet therapy(II)
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 211~218
The objective of this study was to increase moisture content and to enhance the texture and color of guar gum backsulgies by adding sliced chinese radish, minced carrot, and carrot juice. Sensory evaluation for guarsulgies added these ingredients were investigated to decide the maximum acceptable addition levels. The maximum acceptable addition levels of these ingredients was 100% for Sliced radish and 90% for minced carrot, and 250g for Carrot juices instead of water. In the texturemeter measurement for grarsulgies selected to the maximum acceptable levels, springness, gumminess, cohesiveness, hardness, and chewiness of guarsulgies added carrot juice tended to increase compared to other guarsulgies. Key words : guarsulgies, maximum acceptable addition levels, sensory evaluation, texturemeter
A Study on Classification of Elderly Women's Upper Body Shape
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 219~232
This study is intended to find changing of upper body shape according to the increase of age of elderly women, to extract the factors which form the upper body shapes and to classify the upper body shapes and grasp the characteristics of each body type. The subject were 225 elderly women aged 55-79 years old. Data were analyzed by the multivariate method, especially factor and cluster analysis. The results are as follows: 1. The items of stature, weight and width and circumference of upper body decreased according to the increase of age. And, in the length items except the side neck point - the nipple point length decreased significantly. There were significant difference of upper body shape between age groups according to each group. 2. The shape of elderly women's upper body is determined the main 6 factors(the obesity of upper body, the shape of shoulder, the length of back side of upper body, the length of front side of upper body and the size of vertical direction between stature and arm and front neck width). 3. Elderly women have 4 types of upper body shapes, which are distributed evenly. The body type of Elderly woman changes from long and fat type to small and slim, type according to the increase of age.
Sensory and Mechanical characteristics of Heunmi-nokcha-injulmi supplemented by Infused green tea powder
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 233~243
The purpose of this study was to investigate effect of the amounts of unpolished glutinous rice flour with green tea powder difference of adding method on the sensorty and objective characteristics of Heunmi-nokcha-injulmi which is KOREAN TRADITIONAL CAKE supplemented with green tea. The results were as follow: According to sensory evaluation of Heunmi-injulmi adding twice infused green tea powder, the acceptance was the bast in the hardness, moistness, chewiness, and overall quality when adding 6% green tea. The more the amount of two infused green tea power was increased, the more the hardness of Heunmi-injulmi was increased in the gextural profiles, whereas the cohesiveness, elasticity, and chewiness of those was decreased. The moisture content of Heunmi-injulmi adding infused green tea powder was ranged to 41-44%, and it was decreased as the amount of two infusedgreen tea powder be increased. The more the amount of adding green tea powder was increased, the more yellow and green color was changed darker and stronger. The Overall quality in the sensory measurement of Heunmi-injulmi adding two infused green tea powder had positive correlation with Adhesiveness in the measurement of food testing machine. Refer to this study with the advisable recipe for Heunmi-nokcha-injulmi as follow : Heunmi-nokcha-injulmi adding 282g(94%) unpolished glutinous rice flour and 18g (6%) two infused green tea powder.
Influences of Children's Perceived Maternal Acceptance-Rejection and Self=evaluation on Learned Helplessness
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 245~257
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of children's perception of maternal acceptance-rejection and self-evaluation on learned helplessness. The Subjects were 371 fifth and sixth grade children. The helplessness scale, PAQ, PARQ were used. The data was analyzed by factor analysis, MANOVA, ANOVA and path analysis which was made through multiple regression analysis. The results were as follows: 1. The children's perceived maternal acceptance was significantly different depending on their parent's education level. In children's perceived parental rejection, there were gender differences. 2. In the children's self-evaluation, there were an interaction effect determined by the child's sex and the mother's education level, and a main effect of mother's education level. 3. Children's learned helplessness was significantly different depending on their mother's education level. 4. Children's perceived maternal acceptance(β=-0.36, p<.01) and rejection (β=0.17, p<.01) had a direct impact on their self-evaluation. Their self-evaluation(β=0.54, p<.01) and perceived maternal rejection(β=0.16, p<.01) had a direct impact on learned helplessness, but perceived maternal acceptance didn't have a direct impact on learned helplessness.
A study on Wear Performances of Stodking
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 259~269
The purpose of this study was to investigate on wear performance of four type of stocking: support, mono, panty, bane stocking. Major results are as follows; 1)The most subjects tended to be unsatisfied on wear performance of stocking. 2)Generally, the subjects tend to more satisfied support stocking than mono, and panty stocking than band. 3)It showed that ideal sensory sensation on wearing of stocking were d dry, softness, fittness. 4)It showed that ideal visible sensationon on wearing of stocking were thinness, refresh feeling, attractiveness, commonness
Developmental Analysis of Morality(Belief, Judgment & Behavior) in Relation to Attribution
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 271~282
Different aspects of morality, namely, moral belief, moral judgement and moral behavior have been studied seperately. This study examined the development of these three aspects of morality in relation to internal attribution in one sample. A total of 371, third -and sixth- grade children from Masan city were responded to questionnaires on moral belief, moral judgement, and attibutional tendency. In addition, children's moral behavior was measured by the teachers' 5-item rating scale. As results, there were signigicant but low correlations among three components of morality. There were developmental differences in moral belief and moral judgement but there was no age difference in moral behavior. Compared to third graders, sixth graders were higher in moral judgement but lower in moral belief. Social experience as well as cognitive development on moral relativity could explain this paradoxical developmental trend in moral belief. There was a sex difference only on moral behavior : Girls were rated higher in moral behavior than boys. Internal attribution was significantly correlated with all three aspects of morality, .15 with moral belief, .45 with moral judgement, .14 with moral behavior, respectively. There was a significant developmental difference but no sex difference in attributional tendency: Sixth graders reported higher internal attribution than third graders. However, there was no developmental difference in correlations among internal attribution and three aspects of morality. Most importantly, internal attribution explained morality better than either age -or sex- variable. It was suggested that educational programs on morality need to focus on the internalization of it.
Consumers' demand for air-conditioning market
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 283~290
The objectives of this study was to research and analyze the actual conditions of using air-conditioning, which will help to understand the households' demand on a air-conditioning. The target of this study was the households in the seoul area. The data was collected by considering housing type, size & heating systems. On the basis of these findings, are the result of the demand for air-conditioning. 1)The possibility of purchasing this air-conditioning was higher among the households with ￦1,000,000 monthly income. Especially, the households with ￦2,000,000 to ￦2,500,000 monthly income were the main class of the demand. 2)The possibility of purchasing it was higher from husband's age over 30. 3)Both apartment and detached house dwellers were high in purchasing it. 4)The bigger the house was, the higher the possibility of purchasing it. Also, the function and the condition of air-cleaning function, which was concerning most on the economic point of view.
A Study on Parent -and StepParent- Figure Percieved by Korean Children with the Knowledge about the related Fairytables
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 291~303
Generally fairytales are recognized as very effective educational materials. However, some of them includes negative prejudices on stepparents, especially stepmother. These contents are very harmful to development and adjustment of children in remarried families. Moreover, not so many studies have been done that even the results were insufficient to not only practical but also academical needs. Therefore this study purposed to investigate the parent -and stepparent- figures perceived by children with the knowledge about the related fairytales. Specific research problems are as follows; 1. How many children do know the contents of the 4 related fairytales such as Snow Whit, Sindellera, Kongjui Patjui and Changwha Honglyun? 2. What are the parent -figures perceived by the children with the knowledge about the 4 traditional fairytales? 3. What are the stepparent- figures of the subjects? 4. Is the children's sex the statistically significant variable in their parent -and stepparent- figures? 5. Is the children's age the statistically significant variable in their parent -and stepparent- figures? 6. Is the their parents' educational level the statistically significant variable in their parent -and stepparent- figures? 175 boys and girls of age -9 and- 11 were selected from 2 primary schools in Seoul. All of them were from normal families. As the steadyselling books, 18 fairytales were chosen by 7 booksellers of large scale bookstores in Seoul. And then by 10 teachers and 10 literay persons, 4 Korean and foreign traditional fairytales were seleced at last. The questionaire of 5 subareas was developed and used as the research tools, in which include 40 items. SPSS/pc program were used for data analysis for frequency, percentile, mean, and t-test. The followings are the findings with cronbach α=.80 and .94 parent -and stepparent- figures respectively. 1)The contents of the 4 tradional fairytales were read already or wellknown, even if the children who didn't. 2)The subjects showed very positive their own parent-figures such as sweet, lovely, reliable, and true or good person. 3)The subjects showed very negative stepparent-figures in contrast. 4)They showed significant sex difference(p<0.5) in their own parent-figures. And girls were more positive than boys who were a little more positive(on insignifficant level) than girls in stepmother-figures. 5)All the subjects had positive parent-figures and negative stepparent-figures. 6)Their parents education level was no significant variable in the prediction of their parent -and stepparent- figures.
Mother's belief of literacy development, preschooler-mother interaction and strategies during literacy events
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 305~325
This study was designed to compare mothers' beliefs of literacy development and home literacy environment and to explore how the children interacted with their mother during literacy activities and how they used the strategies to develop knowledge of literacy. The qualitative data was collected from multiple sources of naturalistic information and analyzed through triangulation of diverse methods including participant observations in the home, parental during literacy events, written logs kept by the mothers, the children's writing products, three emergent assessment forms, and photographs. The three preschoolers and their mothers provided different literacy experiences to support their children's emerging conventional literacy development. Child 1's mother highly valued the rich home literacy environment and the child 1's initiative interactions during literacy events. Child 3's home literacy context was very similar to her Montessori classroom's phonic approach and writing skills. Child 2 was provided with an inappropriate literacy environment at home through direct instruction and an emphasis on correct writing. All of the children were interested and attended to story. Child 1 interacted with her mother in expanded cycles as child's initiation, mother's clarification, and child's evaluation, compared with the child 2's simple cycle and the child 3's classroom-like cycle as mother's initiation, child's response, and mother's evaluation. The children and their mothers employed a number of diverse strategies to understand knowledge of literacy. Importantly parent education needs to emphasize the importance of playful one to one mother-child interaction, a functional holistic literacy environment., and strategies for expanding child's knowledge with parent as mediator.
Family Life Issues of Middle Aged Apartment-Residents in Seoul : Focused on Case Studies
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 34, issue 3, 1996, Pages 327~343
This study is the last part of a collaborative study on the Family Life Issues of Middle aged Apartment-Residents in Seoul. This study is focused on case studies. The data were collected from 15 fulltime housewives who are in the upper-middle and the lower-middle families having at least one child in a middle or high school from Kangbuk and Kangnam areas. In this study, the whole family life issues were divided into the following 4 subareas ; 1. housewives' own life, 2. family life, 3. economic environments, 4. housing environments. The major result of this study is : the most important factor influencing the quality of life of the middle age family was the existence of children attending junior and senior high school, which brought various problems into the family with relation to self identity, time management and leisure of middle aged housewife, educational cost, shared family activities, housing space. Therefore the whole family life would be improved through the change of the current education system.