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Volume 51, Issue 6 - Dec 2013
Volume 51, Issue 5 - Oct 2013
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The Relationships among Supervision Behaviors for Injury Prevention, Self-Efficacy, and Job Stress of Childcare Teachers for Infants
Kim, Hye Gum ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 573~581
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.573
This study examined the relationship among supervision behaviors, self-efficacy, and job stress of childcare teachers for infants. This study also investigated whether the childcare teachers` supervision behaviors affected self-efficacy and job stress and whether their self-efficacy acted as a mediating effects on job stress and supervisory behaviors. The participants were 292 childcare teachers for infants in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. The instruments utilized were the parent supervision attributes scale, Korean occupational stress scale, and teacher self-efficacy scale. The data analyzed by means of Pearson`s correlation coefficients and hierarchical regression analysis. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis, Which Baron & Kenny first proposed, was conducted. The significance of the mediation effect was verified by the Sobel test. The results were as follows: First, the childcare teachers` supervision behaviors had a positive correlation with the teachers` self-efficacy, while the teachers` supervision behaviors and self-efficacy had a negative correlation with job stress. Second, job stress appeared to have a negative on supervision behaviors. Self-efficacy appeared to have a positive effect on supervision behaviors. Third, the mediating effect of self-efficacy was verified in the relationship between supervision behaviors and job stress. The more self-efficacy the childcare teachers had, the more supervision behaviors they performed. The greater their self-efficacy, the more the childcare teachers were able to control job stress. Therefore, by enhancing the self-efficacy of childcare teachers, their level of supervision behaviors should increase and their level of job stress should decrease.
The Effects of Parental Abuse and Neglect, and Children`s Peer Attachment, on Mobile Phone Dependency
Woo, Sujung ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 583~590
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.583
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of parental abuse and neglect, as well as that of children`s peer attachment, on mobile phone dependency. Data were obtained from the Korean Child-Youth Panel Survey (KCYPS), and the participants were 1,892 (909 boys, 983 girls) elementary students (5th graders) who had a mobile phone. To measure the variables, this study used such scales as the parental abuse and neglect scale, peer attachment scale, and mobile phone dependency scale. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson`s correlation, and structural equation modeling analysis. The results of the study were as follows: First, parental abuse and neglect had direct negative effects on children`s peer attachment; that is, the more parental abuse and neglect, the less children`s peer attachment. Second, parental abuse and neglect had direct positive effects on mobile phone dependency; that is, the more parental abuse and neglect, the greater children`s mobile phone dependency. However, children`s peer attachment did not directly affect mobile phone dependency; that is, children`s peer attachment did not have a mediating effect between parental abuse and neglect, and mobile phone dependency. In conclusion, parental abuse and neglect influence children`s peer attachment and mobile phone dependency. Thus this study showed that parental abuse and neglect, rather than children`s peer attachment, affect children`s mobile phone dependency.
The Role of Secondary Home Economics Education to Prepare the Elderly for an Independent Life in an Aged Society
Cho, Byung Eun ; Lee, Jong Hui ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 591~602
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.591
This paper aims to explore the role of the home economics subject in helping high school students preparing for an independent aged life and to develop problem based teaching plans toward this goal. Contents related to the elderly in the high school home economics and technology 2007 and 2009 revised curricula were analyzed, and elderly-related contents in other subject areas (the 2009 revised curricula of ethics, public health, and social studies) were also comparatively analyzed to determine the identity of the home economics subject in relation to preparation for independent aging. Based on these analysis, five subjects and teaching plans were presented: the aging society and population changes, the characteristics of the elderly, individual preparation for aging, care of the elderly, and welfare services for the elderly. The ultimate objectives of the lessons were, through critical reasoning, to inquire into the causes of current problems the elderly face so that teenagers can understand aging societies and the elderly and to seek reasonable alternatives for teenagers as they prepare for successful and independent aging, increasing their problem-solving abilities in choosing the best course of action by considering the ripple effect of consequences of each of those alternatives. Suggestions on what direction elderly-related education should take in the future, and what roles teachers should take are also provided.
Qualitative Analysis the Family Resilience of Divorced Female Single-Parent Families
You, Soonhee ; Jung, Minja ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 603~612
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.603
With the increase of single-parent families in the Korean society, the perception of the function and structure of the family is changing. Thus, a public transition toward embracing single-parent families as another form of family is necessary. This study focuses on the families of divorced female single-parents using Walsh`s family resilience framework with a strengths-based perspective. It aims to provide the basic data necessary for deducing policy-related and practical ways of supporting the families and for developing programs that help divorced female single-parent families maintain and reinforce resilience. Qualitative analysis was used as the research method. A preceding literature review was also carried out to collect data. The major findings of this study include the following: First, it was found that the average age of divorce is around 30-40, with children of school age. The mothers` level of education was relatively high, ranging from high school graduates to graduate school students. On Rothwell and Cohen`s happiness scale, their objective level of happiness was higher (74.1) than that of the average Korean (64). Second, it was found they were very careful to avoid violence in everyday life as an after-effect of domestic violence, which was the major cause of their divorce. Third, their positive and optimistic attitudes about life even in adversity can be interpreted as Walsh`s belief systems taking a more important role among other characteristics of family resilience.
The Development of Infants from Low-Income Families, Parenting Characteristics, and Daily Routines
Kang, Hanna ; Park, Hyewon ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 613~622
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.613
The purpose of this study was to investigate infants` development, parenting characteristics, and the infants` daily routines by monthly family income, and examine variables related to infants` development. The 2010 data of the panel study on Koreans were used. The sample for this analysis was 1,802 children aged 21-23 months and their parents. The data were analyzed with ANOVA, Pearson`s correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis with SPSS version 18.0. The results were as follows: First, the development of infants differed by the family income. Infants` communication and problem solving skills in families with an income at the 25th percentile or below was lower than those above the 25th percentile. Second, parenting characteristics differed by family income. In the lower income group, the mother`s parenting stress was highest, but the father`s parenting time on weekends was lowest. Third, the most frequent activity of infants differed by family income. Playing with friends or caregivers was lowest, but watching TV and videos was highest in the lower income family group. Fourth, there was a relation among infants` development (communication and fine motor skills) and parenting characteristics (mother`s parenting style, stress, and father`s parenting time on weekends), and the infants` daily routines (playing with friends or caregivers). Fine motor development was affected by playing with a caregiver.
Undergraduate Consumers` Information Needs according to Purchase Intention toward Convenience Store Private Brand Foods
Ryu, Mi Hyun ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 623~635
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.623
This study examined the extent of information needs regarding convenience store private brand (PB) foods and variables affecting information needs for convenience store PB foods. This study will be able to provide useful information based on determining the information content and information sources needed by undergraduate consumers for convenience store PB foods. Data analyses were conducted by frequency, mean (SD), reliability tests, and multiple regression with SPSS version 19.0. The major results of this study are as follows: First, undergraduate consumers` purchase intention toward convenience store PB foods is comparatively high, and they say they will buy the products if the PB foods` quality-related areas like taste, nutrition, or safety are favorable. Second, the general level of information needs for convenience store PB foods is comparatively high, and among general information needs, `information needs for convenience store PB food quality` are the greatest, while in the area of comparative information needs, `comparative information on PB food and NB food quality` is needed the most. In addition, undergraduate consumers most often want to obtain convenience store PB food information from convenience stores themselves. Third, as purchase intention and information acceptance of convenience store PB foods increase, information needs also increase. However, as quality perception of convenience store PB foods is more positive, information needs reduce.
Development of an Educational Program for Healthy Families: Application of the Team Performance Coaching Model for Enhancing Minimum Team Performance and Its Evaluation
Kim, Hye Yeon ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 637~647
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.637
This study aims to develop an educational program for healthy families using Christoph`s team performance coaching (TPC) model and evaluate the program by program participant feedback. The educational program is unique in terms of helping the program participants measure the health level of their families, setting goals for the health improvement of their families based upon minimum family performance and seeking ways to achieve these goals. The educational program was designed as 3-hour-course for the convenience of implementing education and recruiting participants. The overall program was based on the characteristics and principles of coaching. Those with a master`s degree or above and professional coaches were recruited as instructors. The first workshop for the instructors was conducted in 2 sessions, for 12 hours each (Dec 29-30, 2010 and Feb 12-13, 2011) and the second workshop was conducted Mar 25-26, 2011, for 12 hours. During the workshop for the instructors, the final education program was completed based upon the instructors` impression and evaluation. 8 instructors conducted the educational programs in educational institutions and facilities across the nation. The results of the program evaluated by 419 adults of education participants demonstrated the applicability of Christoph`s team performance coaching model to the educational program for healthy family and its effects. If various educational programs with flexible education hours and content according to the needs of subject groups are developed, this educational program can be used as a basic educational program for in-depth education and further service for the improvement of family health.
Approaches to and Issues in Research on Multi-Cultural Family Homes
Hong, Hyung Ock ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 51, issue 6, 2013, Pages 649~663
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2013.51.6.649
As cultural diversity has gained a great deal of attention and the social fabric of Korean society is redefined, the number of studies on multi-cultural family homes has been growing in the area of human ecology, but relevant research is rarely found on the subject of housing. While the emphasis of housing research is on multidisciplinary approaches and empirical research is highly valued, a theoretical and methodological platform for discussing the new rising agenda of multi-cultural family homes is lacking. The purpose of this study was to explore approaches to and to discuss the issues in research for multi-cultural family homes in terms of housing theories and multidisciplinary approaches. To understand the housing related needs of multi-cultural families, this study highlights social constructionism, the ecological perspective, and feminist epistemology. These three multidisciplinary approaches were useful for generating an ontological analysis of multi-cultural family homes. Further, this study highlights two housing related theories, the microsociological and housing pathways approaches, for dealing with multi-cultural family homes. In conclusion, the five approaches were useful for exploring issues in housing research on multi-cultural family homes with appropriate research methods like hermeneutics, quantitative, and qualitative methods, and field research. Insights into using perspectives and holistic approaches might be useful for solving the problems of multi-cultural family homes in Korea.