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Volume 54, Issue 4 - Aug 2016
Volume 54, Issue 3 - Jun 2016
Volume 54, Issue 2 - Apr 2016
Volume 54, Issue 1 - Feb 2016
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Development and Evaluation of a Literacy Program for Multicultural Family Children
Kim, Tae-Yeon ; Jung, Hyun-Sim ; Yi, Soon-Hyung ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 1~11
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.001
This study developed and evaluated a Seoul National University literacy program for multicultural family children (SNU-LPMFC). The program was developed to enhance Korean language ability for children from multicultural backgrounds. The characteristics of this program were education using fairy tales and nursery rhymes, individual education from home visiting teacher, and parent participation education for effective children's learning support. The effectiveness of this program was examined based on 54 young children and their mothers (34 in the experimental group and 20 in the control group). To examine the effect of SNU-LPMFC, we assessed children's literacy ability as pre-tests and post-tests as well as interviewed the home visiting teachers. After 8 weeks' field application, the experimental group exhibited higher scores than the control group in total language ability and phonology. Home visiting teachers highly praised the effectiveness of the program as the children showed a higher level of interest and attention. SNU-LPMFC was shown to be an effective program to improve multicultural family children's literacy. Implications for research and practice were discussed along with the main results of this study. This study extends the limitations of existing language education programs with uniform teaching methods, configured a customized education approach for children from multicultural families and helps develop concrete teaching material that validated its effectiveness.
Transformation of Shophouses in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: In the Aspect of Spatial Organization
Yam, Sokly ; Ju, Seo Ryeung ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 13~26
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.002
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the rationale behind the transformation process of unique shophouse spatial organization in Phnom Penh. We selected 20 representative shophouses located in the Chinese district of Phnom Penh according to construction period. A qualitative study methodology was applied and field surveys were conducted that included interviews with residents, photographs, sketches, measurements, collecting historic photos, and cataloging maps. Selected cases were analyzed in terms of: basic house data, urban block analysis, and unit analysis. Cases were then classified into two types: private courtyard shophouse (PCS) and shared courtyard shophouse (SCS). PCS refers to shophouse typology that maintains most of the characteristics of early shophouses while being transformed into a modern multi-story apartment within a limited one bay plot. However, SCS refers to shophouses adapted from the indigenous forms of PCS that evolved into a multi-storey and multi-family housing typology that includes features that might have been adapted from Western apartment buildings such as sharing a big courtyard, staircase and corridors. We conclude that shophouses in Phnom Penh have positively adopted a Western building typology, adapted it to local traditions, and finally formulated a new building type that represent indicators of a modernization process gradually accepted by society.
Relations of Advertising Regulations and Consumer Damages: Focusing on Weight-Loss Food Advertisements on the Internet
Kim, Hye Jin ; Lee, Seung Sin ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 27~43
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.003
This study initiates from the question of whether current advertising regulations are appropriate to be applied to the market. It confirms the relationship between misleading online advertisements of weight-loss food and consumer damages. This study argues that it is necessary to enforce monitoring and regulating (strengthening monitoring) for situations where misleading advertisements are exposed in the market with subsequent consumer damages. However, deregulation is needed for advertisements exposed in the name of misleading advertisements but with no consumer damages. In conclusion, the regulations of current weight loss foods are properly established
the market situation. However, misleading advertisements are prevalent for all regulated types: Type I (product quality and effect), Type II (endorsement and warranty), Type III (ways to use and safety), Type IV (comparison and superiority), and Type V (company information). Promotion targeting businesses, market monitoring and control are necessary to ensure that advertising regulations (which have existed only as an institution) can be appropriately applied. It is also confirmed that 'comparison advertising' (applicable to Type IV where consumer damages were not shown compared to other regulations) does not have an actual effect as a consumer protection regulation that should be considered in regulation revisions. Consumers also did not recognize Type III and V in the purchasing stage while consumer damages were demonstrated; consequently, this implies that consumers need to check and become attentive to these types.
Effect of Intention Attribution, Emotional Attribution and Language Ability on Proactive Aggression by Preschoolers According to Age and Emotional Condition of Counterpart Child
Jung, Hyun-Sim ; Yi, Soon-Hyung ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 45~56
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.004
This study investigates: (1) children's proactive aggression according to age and the emotional condition of the counterpart child, (2) if children's intention attribution, emotional attribution (victim and perpetrator) and language ability influences proactive aggression according to age and the emotional condition of the counterpart child. The subjects were 68 3-year-old and 70 5-year-old children. Each child was individually interviewed with picture cards. Collected data were coded and analyzed in SPSS with frequencies, percentiles, means, standard deviations, repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA), t -tests, Pearson correlations and multiple linear regression. The results showed that 3-year-old children showed more proactive aggression and physical aggression than 5-year-old children. They showed more proactive aggression when counterpart child was in a happy condition than in a fear condition. Intention attribution, emotional attribution, and language ability partially affected a children's proactive aggression according to age and the emotional condition of the counterpart child. This study has practical implications for teachers in regards to children's proactive aggressive behavior at child care centers. Teachers use specific to develop advantages as the basis for developing aggression prevention programs that consider emotional and cognitive factors.
Career Exploration in Child and Family Studies: Focus on Curricula and Research Topics
Cho, Songyon ; Yoo, Gyesook ; Choi, Hyeyeong ; Shin, Haeyoung ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 57~67
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.005
This study analyzes child and family department curricula at domestic universities and research topics in articles found in related representative domestic journals. Curricula were collected from the web pages of 26 out of 90 departments of 77 universities. Research topics were collected from the Family Environment Research, Journal of Child Studies, and Journal of Korean Association of Family Relations published from 2000 to February 2015. From those journals, the number of articles related to child studies were 1,843 and family studies 1,239. Among those articles, 6,593 keywords related to child studies and 4,748 keywords related with family studies were collected and analyzed. The results of this study were: first, we found four types of curricula provided by Child and Family Departments such as Child Studies, Child and Family Studies, Home Economics Education, and Family Welfare. Second, the identified research topics in child studies were child development, education & childcare, parent education, counseling & therapy, cross cultural study, instrument development, and policy. Family research topics were also categorized by individual family members, child rearing & education, family dynamics & problems, families & culture, work & family, family formation, dissolution & diversity, family practice, family theories & methods, and midlife & later years. We suggest several future careers in child and family studies based on these findings.
Food Hazard Awareness and Food Apprehension towards Food Safety Management System Evaluation: Focus on Moderating Effect of Food Safety Information Awareness
Lee, Seung Sin ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 69~81
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.006
Consumer anxiety about food safety is increasing, and the ability to make an accurate assessment is inadequate due to the lack of food safety information. This research focuses on relations among main variables, such as food hazard awareness, food apprehension, food safety information awareness, and food safety management system evaluation. In addition, to the moderating effects of food safety information awareness between food hazards awareness, food apprehension, and food safety management system evaluation. First, food hazards awareness and apprehension was slightly higher than the average level, also there was a significant difference in food hazard apprehension according to food hazard awareness. However, the level of food safety information was not high, meaning consumers were not as well informed as expected. We divided food safety management system evaluation into awareness and practice, subsequently, the results of both were at a low level. Food safety information awareness' moderating effect was also confirmed. Consumer organizations and the government need to provide specific and correct information to Korean consumers, that also implement a wide range of consumer education related policies.
A Qualitative Study on Children's Experiences of Parental Divorce and Adaptation to Single-Father Families
Kim, Gihwa ; Yang, Sungeun ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 83~95
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.007
This study explored the processes of parental divorce and adaptation in single-parent families as well as examined how the experience of living in family welfare facilities influences the adaptation process of such families. The research question to achieve the study objective was, "What is the adaption process for a singlefather family, and what influence does living in a single-father family welfare facility have on that process?" Data collection was conducted between June 2013 and April 2014 that included an in-depth interview process and continuous participatory observations on 14 children residing in the facility. The study results were as follows. The theme in a two-parent family period was 'changes in reduction of family: serious conflicts between parents.' Children directly witnessed intense conflicts between parents and experienced anxiety from situations that involved verbal and physical violence during the two-parent family period. The experience of children prior to entering the facility was represented by "loss and confusion experienced." The theme for children of singlefather family in entering a facility was "selecting a realistic alternative." Children's daily activities consisted of being with friends of a similar age, which allowed them to play and support each other in building social skills. The facility departure theme for the children was "hope for a new life."
The Effect of Consumer's Brand Identification about Luxury Fashion Brand on Brand Attachment: The Moderating Effect of Self-Monitoring and Social Self-Esteem
Kim, Soo Jin ; Wee, Eun Hah ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 97~106
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.008
The purposes of this study were to examine the effect of consumers brand identification of a luxury fashion brand on brand attachment and to determine the moderating influences of self-monitoring and social self-esteem on this effect. For this study, a questionnaire was developed through a literature search. The developed survey was then conducted by means of on-line and off-line questionnaires. Data from 228 women with experience in buying luxury fashion brands was analyzed with descriptive statistics, Cronbach a, factor analysis, regression, two-way one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t -test using SPSS for Windows 21.0. First, the brand identification of consumer was composed three factors; actual, ideal, social identification. The brand attachment was composed five factors; emotional, dependency, attraction, intellectual curiosity, and general interest. Second, it was shown that brand identification has a positive influence on brand attachment. Third, it was also shown that there is a moderating influence from self-monitoring on the effect of consumer's brand-identification of a luxury fashion brand on brand attachment. Interaction effect between consumer's brand-identification and self-monitoring was found out to be meaningful at brand affect. Fourth, there was an additional moderating effect from social self-esteem on this effect. Interaction effect between consumer's brand-identification and social self-esteem was found out to be meaningful at brand affect.
Non-Timber Forest Products Consumption Behaviors According to Dietary Lifestyle
Yoo, Hyun Jung ; Song, Eugene ;
Family and Environment Research, volume 54, issue 1, 2016, Pages 107~118
DOI : 10.6115/fer.2016.009
This study examined differences in consumers' images of short-term income forest products, preference, willingness to pay prices and purchase behavior according to dietary lifestyle as well as investigated what factors influence the degree of satisfaction when purchasing short-term income forest products and willingness to repurchase. According to dietary lifestyle, the results classified consumers as 'frugal housewife type,' 'convenience-seeking type,' and 'food high-involvement type.' A 'food high-involvement group' is defined as a group that wants high quality products regardless of price. In the 'frugal housewife type,' country of origin and hygiene/safety (considered when purchasing food) had positive influences on the degree of satisfaction. In the 'convenience-seeking type,' country of origin (considered when purchasing food) had a positive influence on the degree of satisfaction while country of origin (checked when purchasing food) had a negative influence on degree of satisfaction. Consumers had a lack of perception for short-term income forest products; subsequently, short-term income forest products had a weakness of low access to consumers. Therefore, farms for short-term income forest products need to divide products into 'high-priced' luxury products and 'low-priced' frugal products according to dietary lifestyle characteristics, improve packaging status to enable consumers to check quality certificates, and clearly indicate country of origin as well as improve distribution processes and increase consumer access to products.