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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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Volume 44, Issue 12 - Dec 2006
Volume 44, Issue 11 - Nov 2006
Volume 44, Issue 10 - Oct 2006
Volume 44, Issue 9 - Sep 2006
Volume 44, Issue 8 - Aug 2006
Volume 44, Issue 7 - Jul 2006
Volume 44, Issue 6 - Jun 2006
Volume 44, Issue 5 - May 2006
Volume 44, Issue 4 - Apr 2006
Volume 44, Issue 3 - Mar 2006
Volume 44, Issue 2 - Feb 2006
Volume 44, Issue 1 - Jan 2006
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The Directors' Recognition for the Accreditation System of Child Care Programs
Park, Bok-Mae ; Moon, Hyuk-Jun ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 1~11
This research was conducted to develop recommendations for the accreditation system of child care programs in Korea. To assist families in choosing the best child care for their children and to promote excellence in child care settings, an accreditation system of child care programs is necessary. The survey subjects were 262 public, private and corporation child care directors in Seoul, Kyonggi, and Inchon areas. The findings showed that 79.8% of the directors agreed with accreditation systems but they strongly insisted that the necessary time to apply must be well considered with 65.6% of the directors responding that
later was a good time to apply and 37.4% choosing the child care environment as the major area that should be evaluated among the 7 indices of the accreditation system. Most directors were in favor of 7 areas as the indices of accreditation systems while more educated and early childhood education majored directors were more affirmative of the accreditation system.
The Fit Preference for Ready to Wear Clothings by the Age and Obesity Level of Adult Men
Seok, Hye-Jung ; Kim, In-Sook ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 13~21
The objective of this study was to investigate the fit preference for ready-to-wear clothes(jackets and slacks) of adult men and to determine the respective differences by the age range and obesity level. The study method was a questionnaire survey with 465 male subjects aged from 20 to 59 years old. The questionnaire was composed of fit preference tendency, physical measurements, age, and occupation. The findings were as follows. 1. Regarding the fit preferred for each part of jackets and slacks, among ready-to-wears, the 'thing with some extra width' in every part was most favored, followed by the 'thing fitting perfectly'. 2. Differences were found in the fit preference tendency by the age of adult men. The fit preference tendency was higher among those in their 20's than among those of the other age ranges. 3. Differences were also found in the fit preference tendency by the obesity level of adult men. The fit preference tendency was higher in the order of the emaciation, normalcy, and obesity types. 4. The fit preference tendency was more affected by age than by obesity level. Clothing companies should consider ease to offer the proper clothing desired by consumers.
Divorced Noncustodial Fathers' and Mothers' Contact and Relationship Satisfaction with Children
Kim, Young-Hee ; Han, Gyoung-Hae ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 23~32
Understanding the experience of parents without custody after divorce is important in terms of facilitating their adjustment and positive relationships with their children. Ninety-two noncustodial parents divorced within the previous 5 years completed a structured questionnaire. We examined differences between noncustodial fathers and mothers in terms of the frequency of the contact and the relationship satisfaction with children. In addition, using the regression model, we analyzed the effects of several characteristics of noncustodial parents, including gender, on the frequency of contact as well as the relationship satisfaction with children. The main results of the study are as follows. First, noncustodial fathers and mothers exhibited similar low levels of contact by phone and in-person visits. Second, noncustodial parents with a child older than 8 years old visited the child more frequently, and were more satisfied than noncustodial parents with younger children. Third, the level of desire to gain the child custody had a significant effect on the frequency of contact and the satisfaction of the relationship between the noncustodial parents and their children. Fourth, noncustodial parents with more positive feeling about their former spouse contacted more frequently with the children. Fifth, compared with noncustodial fathers, noncustodial mothers demonstrated a higher relationship satisfaction with their children.
The Level of Transformational Leadership in Family and the Strengths of Family - Focusing on the Married Women in Seoul -
Park, Mee-Sok ; Kim, Kyoung-A ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 33~45
The main purpose of the current research was to examine the married women's "Family Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire I" which is a new strategy for developing the strength of family. The survey was conducted with three hundred married women who have a child or children attending elementary school, based upon relationship. The main results of the present study are as following. First, the level of the married women's "Family Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire I" tended to be relatively high and they were good at charismatic leadership among sub-dimension of "Family Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire I". Moreover, internal and external controllability and social support turned out to be most influential background variables. Second, the score for the strengths of family that is recognized by the married women appeared to be more than average. It seemed that internal and external controllability, social support, and monthly gross family income were the most influential variables. Indeed, the result of stepwise regression analysis showed that transformational leadership made a comparatively high contribution to the married women's strength of family. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that married women's leadership development is a main source of maintaining healthy family.
Daily Life Perspectives on Living Arrangements of the Elderly after the Modernization Era
Hong, Hyung-Ock ; Jun, Nam-Il ; Yang, Se-Hwa ; Eun, Nan-Soon ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 47~61
The study analyzed the characteristics of the daily life and the living arrangements use of the elderly with literature review after the modernization period based on the daily life perspectives. The changes in the ideology, social system, and family system, which influenced the society and families, also affected the status of the elderly and their daily lives. Consequently, they had been facing conflicts, acceptance, and internal differentiations. The characteristics of the changes in the daily lives of the elderly in different periods were as follows. The contents were written from three different perspectives, phenomenological, symbolic interaction, and Marxist. During the modernization period, the family system and the hierarchy within a family had been reformed. However, the elderly were still considered as the symbolic leader and the respected figure of the family. From a phenomenological perspective, elderlies teach the next generations and influence the family's lives. On the other hand, from a perspective of symbolic interactions, spatial adjustment behaviors toward the largest room between the elderly and the next generation were detected. The actual authority was given to the next generation. However, the elderly were still treated as the symbolic authority. Yet, as the society became more industrialized, conflicts aroused about the support of the elderly. Those, who were neglected from the family, even spent their daily time at the elderly center or the community center. The daily lives from the Marxist perspectives suggested that modernization caused the young generations, who were well-educated and had financial powers, to have initiatives. The role of the elderly was reduced and they became negligible people, who spend meaningless daily lives. The interested the Third Ages is a new perspective on the elderly, who were neglected from the industrialized society. From a phenomenological perspective, the Third Ages are the generations that seek and demand for new housing.
Content Analysis of Family Phenomena Shown on TV Dramas Related to Low Birthrate
Yoo, Gye-Sook ; Jang, Bo-Hyun ; Han, Ji-Sook ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 63~78
The nation's birthrate has been rapidly falling. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors related to low birthrate, by analyzing TV dramas dealing with childbirth and rearing. Content analysis is well suited to research probing widespread cultural notions or behavior. If any part or all of the dramas discussed an aspect of childbirth and rearing, we recorded verbatim quotes and paraphrased some specific points. Using the technique of multiple observers, inter rater as well as intra rater reliabilities were measured. The results showed that emergent themes in TV dramas on low birthrate are social environment, family context, and value changes. The conclusions and implications of these findings are discussed.
Estimation of Food Cost for Low Income Families Using Food Consumption Data of the 2001 Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey
Noh, Min-Young ; Shim, Jae-Eun ; Joung, Hyo-Jee ; Lee, In-Hee ; Ryu, Jeoung-Soon ; Paik, Hee-Young ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 79~87
The purpose of this study was to estimate the minimum monthly food cost for the low income population. The food consumption data of 9,311 individuals from the 2001 Korean National Health and Nutrition Survey was used. The monthly food cost was calculated using the Consumer Food Price Database for the year 2001 provided by the Public Health Nutrition Laboratory, Seoul National University. The low income population (n = 1,310) was characterized as older age, lower income, smaller family size, lower education level, and lower energy intake as compared with the total population (n = 8,001). The estimated food cost showed that men in the low income population needed 15% more money for purchasing food to maintain the energy intake level at the average energy intake level of men in the total population. It was also estimated that women in the low income population needed 9% more money for purchasing food to maintain the energy intake level at the average energy intake level of women in the total population. There were differences in monthly food costs depending on the sex and age, and family size. The results of this study could be used as basic information to establish minimum food cost for the low income population in Korea.
The Selection Factors and the Satisfaction Degree of Parents on Early Childhood Education Institutions
Kim, Youn-Hee ; Park, Ung-Im ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 89~99
The purpose of this study was to examine parents' selection factors and satisfaction degree in selecting an early childhood education institute according to various types of early childhood education institutes. The subjects were 650 parents of early childhood education institutes from Andong city. The result of the study can be summarized as follows. The parents' consideration degrees in the selection factors were different according to the types of early childhood education institutes. The parents' satisfaction degree on the early childhood education institutes was also different according to the types of early childhood education institutes. This result might be helpful in determining future directions for the improvement of the qualitative growth of early childhood education reflecting the demands and characteristics of parents.
A Study for Programs and PR Activities in Healthy Family Support Center
Won, So-Yean ; Chang, Jin-Kyung ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 101~116
"The Healthy Family Act" was established in 2004. It prevents problems of the family and increases the healthy characteristic of general family. According to this Act, Healthy Family Support Centers appeared to a new part of family welfare institution. This study is to search Programs and PR strategy of Healthy Family Support Center. The results of this study were as follows. First, Education program ranked highest in selecting important programs operated by the healthy family support center. Among education programs, they were the education of husband and wife relationships and the parents education that ranked on top. Second, The government further strengthen publicity relation(PR) about the HFSC. A deficiency of budget and manpower problems were major obstacles for PR activities. TV, news paper and magazine are useful medium. Management of PR activities in the HFSC is consider as one of the main factor to decide development and survival in social community.
The Factors Affecting the Avatar Addictive Buying Behavior
Lee, Seung-Hee ; Jo, Se-Na ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 117~126
The purposes of this study were to examine the factors affecting the avatar addictive buying behavior. The survey subjects were 220 females and males who had purchased avatar items in the internet. For data analysis, descriptive statistics, factor analysis, t-test and regression analysis were used. In the results, first, the frequency test of quantity of owned items, payment method, main using site, frequency of purchase, and price of purchase was conducted to reveal the avatar addictive buying behavior. Second, the avatar addictive buying behavior was classified into three factors: conspicuous addictive, psychological addictive and habitual addictive. Also, the pursuit of pleasure was classified into three factors: superiority, pastime and enjoyment. Third, flow, vicarious satisfaction, stress, superiority and pastime affected avatar addictive buying behavior. Based on these results, fashion marketing strategies and implications regarding avatar addictive buying were suggested.
Evaluation of a Consumer Organization Site
Nam, Su-Jung ; Yoo, Hyun-Jung ; Kim, Kee-Ok ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 127~142
This study, systematically evaluated the services provided by consumer organization site in order to improve the possessing problems or deficient aspects and present a desirable direction for instituting the planning of a new consumer group site. An evaluation of the level with respect to contents of consumer organization site showed that communication had the lowest grade while design had the highest. There were some technical errors related to accessibility of the site. An examination of the quality of consultation showed that success rate was low and the contents of the consultation were inadequate. However, compared with service quality of the consumer organization site estimated in the year of 2000, the current service showed significant improvements in terms of the overall quantity of information.
Home Ecology, Everyday Life, and Life-World: Beyond the Scholarship of Colonial Modernity
Cho, Hae-Joang ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 143~150
Life Science or Home Economics has its own history of scholarship. In South Korea, the School of Home Economics was regarded as the best school of 'producing best brides' in the early stage of its academic history. Since the 1980s when South Korean society went through a speedy economic growth with development of culture and service industry, the school was transformed to educating highly professional career women in the field of industry which deals with everyday lives. As an applied science in nature, the school of Home Economics has had a heavy emphasis on engineering the familial and social life. It also has heavily depended on imported theories and statistical researches. In the crisis of familial and social disintergration, the role of School of Home Economics needs to be redefined. Reexamination of the premises of Home Economics and methodology is necessary. Decolonializaton of the scholarship in the changed condition of global capitalism is particularly urgent in the late modern era of reflexion.
Characteristics of Ordinary Diets in Present - Problems and Solutions -
Kim, Mee-Jeong ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 151~160
Consumers want to get healthful food which guarantee the aging control, anti-tumor, immunity-reinforcement, obesity prevention, beauty, prevention of adult disease and well-being. Because they want natural foods without food additives and environmental pollution which were used for convenience, we should develop the various food to guarantee the safety, wholesomeness and convenience. And so, we must study and identify basically the functionality and sanitation in foods to use practically. The companies should develop new products and corporate with universities and government. Because there are much more food informations, people believe unidentified information and continue wrong behavior such as food faddism. Consequently consumers should choose wisely their foods in consideration of their health, time, money and purpose.
Everyday Life Study's Implication for Home Economics
Kim, Seon-Mi ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 161~169
This study emphasizes the everyday life study based on the proper study method. From the sociological literatures, everyday life's concept, it's various characteristics, two different perspectives and life-history approach are introduced. One Home Economics Paradigm Study published in 1996 is summarized to point out the importance of paradigm shift from quantitative method based on positivism to qualitative study for human everyday life study. I examined our everyday life studies as a reader and a member of screening committee and introduced four articles using different qualitative study methods.
Studying Everyday Life of Families with Qualitative Methodology
Yang, Sung-Eun ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 171~179
The purposes of the article are to explore historical contexts where everyday life is identified as the essence of family studies, and to suggest qualitative methodology which is effective to understand meanings of family everyday life. Everyday life is the integrity of the time when family members progress in a family life cycle, the space where they interact with each other, and the way how they achieve their developmental tasks. Qualitative methodology, coming from interpretive science paradigm, focuses on those processes, interactions, and meanings of family members in natural settings. Example researches are introduced to show what specific topic can be studied and how they be interpreted for exploring family everyday life. The future of studying everyday life is discussed in terms of the research topic and the methods.
Discourse of "Alltagsgeschichte" and Modernization Process of Korean Housing
Jun, Nam-Il ; Hong, Hyung-Ock ; Yang, Se-Hwa ; Sohn, Sei-Kwan ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 44, issue 8, 2006, Pages 181~198
The purpose of this study is to understand modernization process of korean housing during the past one century. To following up the changes of everyday lives of common peoples, magazines, news papers, tourist's records and gossip items were collected and interpreted from the microscopic point of view. In this study arguments on 'modernity' of korean housing was focused on some issues, thus, separation, differentiation, individualization, as well as privatization. Concrete discourses are; firstly, spatial isolation of housing and urban place each other, secondly, functional division of inner spaces of housing, and lastly, guarantee of privacy sphere. Historical changes of housing showed some meaningful phenomena. Before modernization housing was place of reproduction and consume at the same time. However after modern urban space came into existence and work and rest were separated, housing gained only mono function. Thus, housing have only one meaning as private place for nuclear family, that is "Home, Sweet Home." Instead of past multi-functional rooms, functional prescribed rooms, for example, dinning room, were newly born. In the past, the boundary between public and private sphere was not clear. For examples, everyday experiences of family were extended to the street and in the house in most cases spaces were shared. But after modernization the scale of individual spaces become larger and private life can be secured. Consequently, history of everyday life from traditional agricultural society to industrialized modern society demonstrates the structural context between the micro and macro dimension in the fields of human life. In other words, everyday lives and macro history response each other and create new perception of time-space structure in the modern housing.