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Volume 52, Issue 6 - Dec 2014
Volume 52, Issue 5 - Oct 2014
Volume 52, Issue 4 - Aug 2014
Volume 52, Issue 3 - Jun 2014
Volume 52, Issue 2 - Apr 2014
Volume 52, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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The Effects of Private Education Patterns and Study Habits on Academic Achievement
Park, Eun Jung ; Ko, Jung Won ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 443~456
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.038
The purpose of this study was to explore the patterns of private education, investigate the characteristics of private education patterns, and analyze the differences in study habits and academic achievement of youth on the basis of private education patterns. In this study, we used the data from the 2012 Panel of the Korea Children and Youth Panel Study by the National Youth Policy Institute. The subjects of this study were ninth-grade students and their parents. The statistical methods used for the analysis were two-step clustering, Chi-squared test, analysis of variance, and multiple regression. The major findings were as follows: first, private education was classified into three patterns, namely financial investment, time investment, and reduction of investment; and four categories, namely; private education methodology, private education time, private education expenses, and number of youth with access to private education. Second, the statistically significant socio-demographic characteristics of private education patterns were parents` education, parents` job type, father`s working hours, sex of children, housing form, and income. Third, the study found that financial investment and a reduce of investment led to better study habits and academic achievement than time investment and no investment. Fourth, private education and study habits showed statistically meaningful effects on academic achievement; in particular, study habits had strong effects on academic achievement. Based on the results, a variety of educational programs for the improvement of the study habits of the youth were suggested.
Creating a Family-Friendly Community Support Center for Local Community: Focus on the Healthy Family · Multicultural Family Support Center in Seoul & Incheon
Cho, Jeong Hyun ; Choi, Jae Soon ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 457~471
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.039
Family instability has a negative effect on not only an individual household but also the society. The government continues to operate family support centers as a countermeasure to family instability issues. A healthy and multicultural family support center is considered an effective support system that extends from a family unit to the local community. In this study, the satisfaction and demand levels of each center, located in Seoul and Incheon, were examined with respect to items such as operation contents, physical space, and organizational structure. The results showed that various efforts for creating a family-friendly community were implemented in healthy family support centers and multicultural family support centers. It was found that the center organizers and operators focused more on software and programs than on the physical environment. There was mostly a shortage of physical and environmental space. This space shortage limited the planned and ongoing activities in terms of the residents` self-directed participation and space formation for a family-friendly educational culture. Therefore, it was necessary to set up the space-related criteria for each center in order to solve this environmental issue. We identified the baseline data of the criteria for a center`s physical and spatial design and size. In particular, it was suggested that a more strategic physical and spatial design is needed to achieve an integral and effective operation for the connection of the family with the local society.
The Effects of Parents and Community Safety on the Health of Middle School Students
Cha, Donghyuk ; Ok, Sun Wha ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 473~482
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.040
Focusing on the holistic concept of health, which embraces both physical and mental health, we investigated the effects of parenting and community factors on the health of 1,248 first- and second-year middle school students, on the basis of the data of the Korean Survey on the Activities and Culture of Youth and Children in 2009. The latent class analysis revealed three types of holistic health groups from the data, named as follows: (1) the healthy group, (2) moderate group, and, (3) fragile group. Then, we analyzed the effects of parenting factors and community safety on these health types according to the students` year in school and their mother` s status of employment. The results showed that the first-year students had consistent parenting effects on their own type of health, while the safety of the community only partly contributed to the probability of affiliation to healthier types. However, in the case of the second-year students, a neglectful parenting style and community safety consistently had significant effects on the students` type of health, while parental concern about an adolescent`s health did not contribute to the probability of affiliation to healthier types when only the mother was unemployed. The discussion considers how these results provide basic resources for formulating policies and creating intervention programs for addressing the health problems of adolescents.
The Causal Relationship of Early Adolescents` Personal Variables and Social Support on Self-Esteem According to Grade
Kim, Kyong Yeon ; Kim, Na Hyeon ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 483~494
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.041
The purpose of this study was to investigate the causal relationship of early adolescents` personal variables and social support on their self-esteem by grade. Information on 226 6th graders from elementary schools and 226 1st year students from middle schools in Busan was collected. Early adolescents` prosocial behavior, academic achievement, social support, and self-esteem were assessed using their self-reports. For the data analysis, Cronbach`s
, t -test, Pearson`s correlation coefficient, and multiple regression were used. The collected data were analyzed by the SPSS ver. 21.0 program for Windows. The major findings were as follows: first, early adolescents` prosocial behavior, academic achievement, social support demonstrated a significant difference between grades. Second, peers` social support was the most powerful determinant of self-esteem in both the 6th graders from elementary schools and the 1st year middle school students. Third, prosocial behavior had the greatest total effect on self-esteem in the case of both groups of students. The middle schoolers` academic achievement had no causal effect on their self-esteem. The findings from this study indicate that early adolescents` personal variables and social support are important elements that affect their self-esteem differently depending on their grade. Further, the findings of this study can be used as fundamental data to develop a teaching plan and provide counseling for early adolescents in order to increase their self-esteem.
Effects of Protective and Risk Factors on Juvenile Delinquency and Aggression
Cho, Yoon Joo ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 495~507
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.042
The purpose of this study was to explore the general tendencies of major variables and sex differences and to analyze the variables that affect delinquency and aggression. The protective factors considered in this study included parental education participation, parental supervision, and peer attachment, and the risk factors were academic stress and delinquency experiences of peers. The main results of this study are as follows: firstly, academic stress and parental education participation was slightly low, but parental supervision was high. Further, peer attachment showed a very high score. Delinquency experiences of peers, delinquency, and aggression of adolescents were extremely low. Secondly, the correlation of parental education participation, parental supervision, and peer attachment was negatively related to adolescent delinquency, but the delinquency experiences of peers were positively related to adolescent delinquency. The same results were obtained in the case of adolescent aggression. Further, academic stress was negatively related to adolescent aggression. Finally, hierarchical regression revealed that the variables explaining the juvenile delinquency were parental education participation, peer attachment, and delinquency experiences of peers. Adolescent aggression was explained by sex, academic stress, parental education participation, and the delinquency experiences of peers. In particular, more attention is needed for girls. Various interventions should be provided to prevent problem behaviors.
Analysis of Breast Shapes through the Utilization of 3D Scan Data: A Focus on Women in the Early to Late 30s
Kim, Ji Min ; Kim, Hyo Sook ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 509~518
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.043
This study strives to analyze the characteristics of and changes in breast shapes of women in their 30s, whose bodies start to age and whose breasts experience changes due to internal and external factors such as pregnancy, childbearing, and breast-feeding. The analysis of the indirect breast measurements for each age group (early, mid, and late 30s) demonstrates that the volume of the breasts increases proportionally with age, the breasts lose their firmness, and the nipples start to point downwards rather than to the sides. The breast shapes experience more significant changes vertically than horizontally as the breasts start to sag downwards. The composition factors of the breasts have been classified into five factors: the level of volume in the breasts and the surrounding area, the degree of sagging in the breasts, the position and vertical width of the breasts, the volume of the breasts, and the degree of width between the breasts. The breasts have been categorized into three different shapes. Breast Shape I (32.56%) appeared most frequently among women in their mid 30s, and this shape falls into the category of Sagging I, which is one of the six breast types that have been classified by the Japanese Wacoal Research Center, in addition to Korean size 80A. Breast Shape II (38.76%) appeared most frequently among women in their mid 30s, and this shape has been categorized as flat with its size being 70A. Breast Shape III (28.68%) appeared most frequently among women in their early 30s with a conical shape and size 75A.
The Effects of Parenting Behaviors, a Youth`s Personal Characteristics during a Transition Period, and Peer Attachment, on School Life: Assessing the Mediating Effect of Cell Phone Dependence
Yi, Ye Jin ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 519~528
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.044
This study explores how the main variables of youth going through a transition period (parents` nurturing behavior, the youth`s self-esteem and ego resilience, the peer group relationships) affect the youth`s school adjustment. It also analyzes the effects of theses variables on the youth`s dependence on cell phones, which are considered a necessity in modern society. This research is verified by using a structure model verification method based on data from the Korean Children Youth Panel Study. According to the research, first, 1st-year students in middle school show better adjustment to their school life and less dependence on cell phones when they have a stronger sense of self-esteem and ego resilience; further, it is revealed that cell phone dependence has an indirect influence on the school life of these children. Second, they tend to show better adjustment to their school life and less dependence on cell phones when their parents` nurturing behaviors are more positive. Third, these children tend to depend more on cell phones when they have a positive peer group relationship, Moreover, cell phone dependence has an indirect influence on their school life. When considering the impact of cell phone to youth in modern society, need to prepare proper training program for correct uses and preventing from addiction.
The Effects of the Teacher-Child Relationship and the Teacher`s Psychological Control as Perceived by the Child on a Child`s Aggression
Kim, Hye Gum ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 529~539
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.045
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of the teacher-child relationship and child`s perception of the psychological control of teachers on a child`s aggression. A total of 216 4th graders from Dongjak-gu and Gwanak-gu, Seoul, participated in this study. A multiple regression analysis and Pearson`s correlation analysis were performed using the SPSS ver. 18.0 program. The results were as follows: first, there was a meaningful relationship between a teacher-child relationship, the teacher`s psychological control and the child`s aggression. Second, closeness between the teacher and the child could reduce the child`s overt and relational aggression, while conflicts between the teacher and the child could increase the child`s overt, relational, and overall aggression. The teacher`s blame, limit of the child`s self-expression, and guilt induction could increase the child`s overt aggression. Further, the teacher`s withdrawal of affection, emotional disapproval, blame, and limit of self-expression could increase the child`s relational aggression. In particular, the teacher`s blame appeared to influence both the child`s overt aggression and the child`s overall aggression, and the teacher`s withdrawal of affection appeared to influence the child`s relational aggression. These results suggest that the relationship between a teacher and a child is a matter of mutual contribution. In other words, the better the teacher-student relationship is, the greater is the decrease in the child`s aggression. This study provides the basic data for the development of an aggression prevention program for elementary school children.
Effects of Behavioral and Emotional Regulation on Preschool Children`s Peer Play Behavior: Focusing on Gender Differences
Sung, Mi Young ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 52, issue 5, 2014, Pages 541~549
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2014.046
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of preschool children`s behavioral and emotional regulation on their peer play behavior, focusing on gender differences. A total of 214 4- and 5-year-old children attending a child care center in South Korea participated in this study. The instruments used in this study were the Child Behavior Rating Scale, Emotion Regulation Checklist, and Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale. The collected data were analyzed using a Student`s t -test, Pearson`s partial correlation, and multiple regressions with the SPSS software ver. 16.0. The main results of this study are as follows: first, there was a significant gender difference in preschool children`s behavioral regulation, emotional control, play interaction, and play disruption. However, there was no gender difference in preschool children`s play disconnection. Second, preschool children`s emotional control and behavioral regulation had positive effects on their play interaction irrespective of gender. Third, preschool children`s emotional instability and emotional control had a positive influence on their play disruption irrespective of gender. Finally, the factors of behavioral regulation and emotional instability significantly predicted the boys` play disconnection, while for the girls, the significant predictor was emotional control. Further, implications for the use of early intervention targeting specific behavioral and emotional regulation problems have been discussed.