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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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Volume 45, Issue 10 - Dec 2007
Volume 45, Issue 9 - Nov 2007
Volume 45, Issue 8 - Oct 2007
Volume 45, Issue 7 - Aug 2007
Volume 45, Issue 6 - Jul 2007
Volume 45, Issue 5 - Jun 2007
Volume 45, Issue 4 - May 2007
Volume 45, Issue 3 - Apr 2007
Volume 45, Issue 2 - Feb 2007
Volume 45, Issue 1 - Jan 2007
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The Effect of Family Factors on Achievement of the Gifted Children
Song, Su-Jie ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 1~13
By targeting 113 gifted underachievers and 128 gifted achievers from 17 elementary schools, this study examines the home variables that affect gifted children's underachievement. In an effort to determine home variables of gifted achievers and underachievers, their homes' socio-economic status was analyzed and their parental child-rearing behavior was examined. First, the home environments of the gifted achievers and underachievers were compared, with the finding that their homes' socio-economic status, parental child-rearing behavior and other home factors differed. Parents of gifted achievers raised their children in a rational and democratic manner, while those of gifted underachievers tended to raise their children in an irrational and authoritarian manner. Second, discrimination analysis was conducted using home variables that showed a statistically significant difference, indicating that their homes' socio-economic status showed a low discrimination compared with their parental child-rearing behavior. Likewise, among the family factors, active involvement had the greatest effect on the underachievement of gifted children.
Housing Plans of ChoSun-Tribe Immigrant Workers in Korea - An Analysis of Housing and Domestic Living of ChoSun-Tribe in Korea and China -
Lee, Young-Shim ; Choi, Jung-Shin ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 15~26
Immigrant workers in Korea who have a multi-cultural background are increasing a need is arising to support them with housing that considers their housing culture. The purpose of this study is to gather information to formulate a plan of ChoSun-Tribe Immigrant Workers in Korea. For this purpose, we investigated to the usage of domestic space and the seating style of ChoSun-Tribe members in China and Korea. Ethnographic research with a questionnaire was used to analyze 16 households in China and 17 in Korea. The study results were as follows. 1. Most of the ChoSun-Tribe members in China and Korea thought that the kitchen had to be separated from other areas and also they wanted to have a large kitchen in which they can work comfortably. 2. ChoSun-Tribe members in China used a bathroom as a laundry normally while and ChoSun-Tribe members in China and Korea didn't think that a bathtub was indispensable in the bathroom. 3. The most uncomfortable feature for ChoSun-Tribe members in Korea was having to use a toilet outside so a toilet should be considered inside of the house. 4. ChoSun-Tribe members in China and Korea were accustomed to sitting on the floor for their living usually and ChoSun-Tribe members in China used the living room as a multi-purpose room for the family. 5. A modified Ondol system using water pipes under the floor was gaining popularity in China and was the most desirable heating system for ChoSun-Tribe members in China and Korea also. 6. ChoSun-Tribe members in China and Korea all took off their shoes inside of the house for hygienic reasons so the space for taking on-off shoes was indispensable. 7. Housing for ChoSun-Tribe immigrant workers in Korea needs to be planned with a good environment lots of sunshine and better ventilation.
The Relationships Among Child Temperament, Mothering Daily Hassles and Social Adjustment in Kindergartens and Childcare Centers
Kim, Min-Hee ; Moon, Hyuk-Jun ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 27~36
This study explored the relationships among child temperament, mothering daily hassles, and children's social adjustment in 254 kindergartens and childcare centers. The mothers of the participants completed the measures of child temperament and mothering daily hassles. The social adjustment in daycare was assessed through the rating provided by the children's teachers. Correlations and regressions were used for the analyses. The results showed that sociability, activity and soothability were related to social adjustment that attention-span, soothability, emotionality and activity were related to the mothering daily hassles that mothering daily hassles by children's challenging behavior were negatively related to the social competence and positively internalizing problems and that sociability and activity were useful to predict children's social adjustment in kindergartens and childcare centers.
Development of Functional Maternity Wear for Working Women
Suh, Chu-Yeon ; Park, Soon-Jee ; Lee, Hee-Jung ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 37~52
This research developed maternity wear designed with a focus on the essential functions necessary for working women and adaptable to their body changes during pregnancy. Through Martin's anthropometry for 201 pregnant women, the size specifications for maternity wear was determined and a dress form was proposed, in order to provide the manufacturer with reference data and a prototype to verify their products' fit and suitability. From a monthly analysis on the body measurements of pregnant women, significant monthly differences and after pregnancy were found in weight, chest girth, bust girth, under bust girth, waist girth, and hip girth. Dress form was designed based on the average body measurements of women in their 6th to 10th month of pregnancy. The standard dimensions in the 8th month were 90cm (chest), 94cm (bust), 86cm (under bust), 97cm(waist: most protruding part on the side), and 99cm (hip). Compared with Japan's MAT-9 (for nine months), chest girth was the same, while the Korean waist girth and hip girth were larger by 2cm and 3cm, respectively. The woven fabric blouse was evaluated as having the best appearance, while the knitted fabric one was judged as being more comfortable it terms of functionality. For the pants, the design details of the lowered waist and curved waist belt were more functional. The tailored jacket was the best design for working women in terms of both looks and functionality. To summarize, maternity wear for working women, unlike general maternity clothes, should be designed with consideration for the wearer's somatotype and activity. Elastic materials were appropriate for functionality and dealing with physical changes. With the increasing of working pregnant women, such trials are expected to continue in this research area in order to develop functional maternity wear with multi-purposes such as breast-feeding, wearability after delivery and shielding from microwave.
The Relations of Preschoolers' Cortisol Pattern at Home to Tendency of Internalizing Behavior
Lee, Young ; Shin, Yee-Jin ; Chung, Jee-Nha ; Min, Sung-Hye ; Min, Hyun-Suk ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 53~62
The purposes of this study were to look at the patterns of Korean preschoolers' cortisol levels at home and to examine the relations of cortisol pattern to the preschooler's internalizing behavioral tendency with focused on behavioral inhibition and internalizing problematic behavior. The subjects of the study were forty 4-year old preschoolers(27 boys and 13 girls). Saliva was collected at home during the weekends, and cortisol was analyzed by Radioimmunoassay procedure. "Strange Peer Situation Experiment" developed by Rubin, Coplan, Fox and Calkins(1995) and revised by Rubin, Burgess and Hastings(2002) was used to measure the preschooler's behavior inhibition. Problematic behavior was measured through a "Korean Children's Behavior Checklist" (Oh, K. J., Lee, H. R., Hong, K. E., & Ha, E. H., 1997). The results were as follows: First, on average for a 4-year old, the level of cortisol was 0.22 in the morning, and 0.14 in the afternoon. There was a pattern that cortisol levels had declined in the afternoon. There was no difference in cortisol levels between genders. Secondly, there was a tendency that children of higher inhibition level at the lab showed the higher cortisol levels in the morning. However, this difference was not statistically significant. Thirdly, the higher the cortisol levels at home, the more showed internalizing behavior. Externalizing behavior was not correlated with the cortisol levels. It was concluded that cortisol may be related to children's internalizing behavior tendency.
A Study on the Well-being Food Consumption Behaviors and the Well-being Oriented Consumption Values
Jae, Mie-Kyung ; Jeon, Hyang-Ran ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 63~74
The purpose of this study was to investigate types of well-being oriented consumption values that lead to well-being food consumption behaviors, as well as to identify the variables influence well-being food consumption. A survey of 579 women aged 20 or more was conducted through azoomma.com, an online portal site. The findings of the study were as follows: The level of well-being food consumption was above the mid-value for all categories, with the exception of food with added ingredients. In addttion, multiple regression analysis indicated that approximately 22.7% of the environmentally friendly foods consumed were chosen based on emotional value, degree of price perception and educational level. Conversely, 20.8% of the confectionaeries consumed were chosen based on emotional value, age, degree of price perception, average monthly income, and functional value. When food with added ingredients were considered 16.6% of those were chosen based on emotional value, social value, and degree of price perception. Finally, 29.3% of cereals and fish consumed were chosen based on emotional value, degree of family's health, and social value.
A Study to Determine the Informational Needs of Consumers Prior to Conducting a Wedding Service
Kim, In-Ok ; Ryu, Mi-Hyun ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 75~87
This study was conducted to determine what information regarding wedding services are most important to consumers, and the most common methods by which consumers gather this information so that wedding directors can disseminate information regarding wedding services effectively. In addition, this survey also evaluated the amount of information required by wedding directors so that they can best serve consumers. To accomplish these goals, a questionnaire survey was conducted between January 25 and February 27, 2007. A total of 290 questionnaires were used for the final analysis, which indicated that: 1. The needs for information related to wedding services was very high as index value 4.41. 2. Most consumers acquire information regarding wedding services while attending other wedding ceremonies and consumers value the advice of families, friends and relatives over information they obtain from the internet. 3. Consumers would like a wedding director to manage the wedding schedule and arrange the wedding procedure.
The Effects of Well-being Trends and Purchase Behavior of Well-being Products on the Satisfaction of Life : Focused on Multi-dimensional Determinant Factors
Huh, Kyung-Ok ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 89~98
On this research, it were investigated the differences in the well-being trends and the purchase behavior of well-being products by socio-demographic characteristics and other variables. In addition, it were examined the effects of those variables on the satisfaction of life. The following is the summary of the main results. First, female, non-married, consumers living in the southern area of Seoul, and consumers who seek more to well-being information and psychological safety were more likely to follow well-bing trends. In addition, employed, old, and consumers who seek to physical safety, well-being information, and follow well-being trends were more likely to purchase well-being products. Second, the purchase behavior of well-being products impacted the level of life satisfaction, while the well-being trends did not. In addition, married, young, and consumers owing their own house and good health were more likely to show higher level of life satisfaction.
The Effects of Reverse Mortgage Including Lands for Rural Elderly Households
Lee, Hee-Sook ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 99~111
The purpose of this study was to find the effects of reverse mortgage including lands for rural elderly households. The data were drawn from 2005 Farm Household Economy Survey. And 1,165 households, which householder age were 65 to 75 and owned lands, were selected. The major findings as follows; First, in the case of conducting mortgage using only lands in rural area, the average substitute rate of current consumption was found to be over 100%(LTV=100%). This result implied that the conducting mortgage with land could be very effective for enhancing economic well-being of rural elderly households. Second, in the case of conducting mortgage using only shelters in rural area, the average substitute rate of current consumption was found to be only 25.7% (LTV=100%). This result implied that the conducting mortgage with only shelters could be no use for enhancing economic well-being of rural elderly households. Third, with FTA, it is time to rebuild agribusiness from small farm with family business to scale of farm business. It is expected the mortgage system with lands may very effective for not only enhancing economic well-being of rural elderly households, but for better farm business.
A Preliminary Study on Index Development for the Certificate Systems of Family-Friendly Corporations
Yoo, Gye-Sook ; Jun, Hey-Jung ;
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association , volume 45, issue 9, 2007, Pages 113~130
The purpose of this research was to develop an index for the certificate systems of family-friendly corporations. To be specific, first of all this research reviewed indexes which were developed in foreign countries. Second, it examined the domestic indexes related to the evaluation of family-friendly corporations. Third, it derived characteristics of family-friendly corporations through an in-depth interview with recruiters from those corporations in Korea and developed the index for the certificate systems of family-friendly corporations. And fourth, it tested the validity and reliability of the developed index. Based on the characteristics of family-friendly corporations which were revealed through the qualitative analysis on the data from the in-depth interview with recruiters from 30 family-friendly corporations, we developed 10 indexes for the certificate systems of family-friendly corporations. Also the analysis of the validity and reliability of the developed index indicated that it has high validity and reliability. Finally this research proposed how to apply this developed index to policies related to the certificate systems of family-friendly corporations.