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Volume 23, Issue 6 - Dec 2005
Volume 23, Issue 5 - Oct 2005
Volume 23, Issue 4 - Aug 2005
Volume 23, Issue 3 - Jun 2005
Volume 23, Issue 2 - Apr 2005
Volume 23, Issue 1 - Feb 2005
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A Qualitative Study on the Housework Space Viewed from Housewives and Husbands in Dual-Earner Families
Jang Sang-Ock ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 1~13
The aim of this study is to investigate the housework space viewed from housewives and husband in dual-earner families. For this study, depth-interview method were used to collects the data. The depth-interview were conducted on the eight heusewives and two husbands in dual-earner families in Jinju and Gwangju in April 2005. The narratives were then analyzed to discover the demands of the kitchen and laundry room. The major results were as follows: 1) Dual-earner families want the kitchen design is they can share housework with their spouses, such as kitchen facing the front side of the floor plan and island counter. In addition, they want spacious, adjustable(flexible), visible storage to enable the housewives to work with their spouse efficiently. Space for Kimchi refrigerator should be considered in the kitchen. 2) They want the noise-free laundry because the interviewers did their laundry work in the night time. Also, they want a multi-purpose laundry mm where machine washing, hand washing, drying and ironing can be done. In addition, for hand-washing wives and husbands, specific space and facilities where they can hand washing on stand posture were needed.
Middle Aged People's Preference for Leisure Activities in Their Future Elderly Stage
Shin Hwa-Kyoung ; Lee Joon-Min ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 15~23
This study was conducted to understand the current leisure activities and needs for future activities among middle-aged men and women. A questionnaire survey was conducted with participants in their forties and fifties of age, who were residing in a large city.'rho survey consisted of questions on current leisure activities, leisure satisfaction, and needs for future activities. Frequency, percentage, average, consisted and Chi-square tests were used for data analysis. The results of this study are as following; First, leisure activities are necessary to enhance the quality of life in terms of spiritual and psychological stability and physical health. Second, the participants are generally not satisfied with their current leisure situations, because of insufficient leisure time, high cost, and shortage of facilities and programs. Third, current leisure behaviors of the participants are restrictive and passive. However, they show a desire to engage in diverse forms of leisure including active and participant leisure activities in the future. Fourth, they wish to perform active and participant leisure activities (for example, indoor sports, continuing education, and taking walks) at places that are close to their residence in the future.
Married Female Teachers' Family Strengths and Teacher-Efficacy
Jeong Hye-Young ; Oh Yoon-Ja ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 25~37
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between family strengths and teacher-efficacy among married female teachers. The findings are as follows: First, the average value of family strength was 3.98 on a five-point Likert scale, which meant that they perceived themselves as having a relatively high-level of family strength. Second, the average value of leather-efficacy was 3.14 on a five-point Likert scale, which the teachers' perceptions of their own efficacy were also relatively high. 'The subjective economic status affected the level of the family strength, whereas the leather-efficacy was affected by age, years in teaching, duration of marriage, and the age of the eldest child. Finally, the variables that influenced their techer-efficacy were positive communication, social connectedness, and the age of the eldest child.
Preferences on Development and Management of Senior Congregate Housing according to the Preferred Developer Type - Focused on Development
Seo Eun-Mee ; Hong Hyung-Ock ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 39~51
The purpose of this study was to find the preferences on development and management of senior congregate housing according to the preferred developer type. For social survey research, survey was conducted from December 1-20, 2004 in seoul Metropolitan area. The data were collected from m people in 40s-60s using questionnaire which distributed only to those having at least
of positive interest in developing the senior congregate housing.'rho results were as follows: First, since majority of respondents wanted to have their old age from mid-60's after retirement more independently, the housing should be designed in a way for them to stay in the m's length of friends and community people. Residential spaces should be individually partitioned and various services should be provided in a semi-dependent manner. The location should be where the medical services were systematically available and ambient environment was agreeable. Second, the cohousing type developers preferred to develop the housing in a form of joint investment with the Potential residents, while the individual developers would like to sell or rent the housing thus would ask for the locations at the outskirts of big cities. In conclusion, most respondents had comparatively similar opinions in terms of the preferred types of development, residential aspects and cost features of the senior congregate housing.
Working Married Women's Perception on the Effect of Work on Household Economy
Shim Young ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 53~65
The purpose of this study was to investigate the working married women's perception on the effect of work on household economy. The household economy was examined in three aspects; income, assets, and consumption patterns, along with the contribution and the satisfaction of working married women with respect to their income by work Four hundred thirty working married women with the first child of less than middle school were surveyed, with questionnaires from March 25 to April 22 of 2005, and analyzed with descriptive statistics. The results were as follows: the reasons of working married women for work were making an affluent living, showing their ability, wanting for work, and making a living in order. The perceived degree of their income contribution to household income was on the average about
. They perceived the spending in time-saving consumption items, child-rearing consumption items, and personal consumption items to be decreased, if they were not working. Their work was helpful in saving, insurance and investment, debt payment, money for old life, money for housing, money for emergency. About
of working married women perceived their income contribution to their household income as being high
Evaluation of Accessibility to Multi-household
Multi-studio Type House for Developing Senior Congregate Housing
Seo Ye-Young ; Hong Hyung-Ock ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 67~77
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility of existing multi-household multi-studio type house for developing Senior Congregate Housing. At present, in Korea, 'the Act of Promotion of Convenience and SEcurity for Disabled, Aged, Expectant Mothers, etc.' is applied to only public facilities. Therefore, this study evaluated 7 units -2 multi-household house and i multi-studio type house- in order to grasp the problems caused if the aged would dwell in that type of house, by the items of 'manual for improving the residency of the disabled' which was stipulated by the act above. The data was collected from May to June, 2005. The results were as follows: Firstly, the main entrances, exits and width of stairways had narrow spaces, the handles and bars did not conform with the terms presented in the manual above. Front doors should be opened like a bay for wheelchair use. Secondly, additional lighting apparatus and furniture should be added properly Thirdly, there were several inconformity to the manual for bathroom: improper handles, inadjustable washing-stands, unavailable spaces in front of toilet bowls, and out-of-place showers and taps. Finally kitchen cabinet design improper for wheelchair user. In conclusion, accessibility of existing multi-household or multi-studio type house was not good enough for the aged reside in. Those insufficiencies suggest that more specified standards to enhance accessibility to develop senior congregate housing should be added.
The Relationship between Personality Factors and Characteristics of Human Figure in Kinetic Family Drawing among High-school Girls
Kim Gab-Sook ; Jeon Young-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 79~93
The study investigated whether the characteristics of human figures in Kinetic Family Drawing showed significant differences according to the drawer's personality (neurosis, intellectual openness, friendliness, extroversion, sincerity). The participants of this study were 340 high-school girls. The Five Factors Personality Test was conducted to assess personality factors and the Kinetic Family Drawing Test was used to obtain data on drawing characteristics. The data were analyzed using Chi-square. The results of this study are as follows: First, there were significant differences in ten subcategories such as face, countenance, eyes, mouth, inclusion of body. hands, posture, erasure, exertion of pressure on the paper, and lines, according to the degree of neurosis. Second, there were significant differences in countenance, eyes, posture, exertion of pressure on the paper, and lines according to the degree of extroversion. Third, there were significant differences in face, countenance, eyes, and posture, according to the degree of openness. Fourth, there were significant differences in erasure and lines according to the degree of friendliness Fifth, there were significant differences in countenance and posture according to the degree of sincerity. This study proved that among the personality factors, neurosis is most highly related with characteristics of persons drawn in the Kinetic Family I)lawing, whereas countenance and posture in the drawing were highly indicative of personality factors.
Working Mothers' Perception and Demand on Child Care Policy and Institution Supporting the Working Mothers
Lee Young-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 95~104
This study surveyed the perception and demand for the child care policy and child care service of working mothers with children under age 6. The subjects were 266 working mothers in Seoul and Kyoung-Gi Province. Data were collected with the questionnaire method and analyzed by spss-win program, including median, mode, mean, standard deviation, and t-test. The result of this study can be summarized as follows. (1) The working mothers considered both parents have the responsibility on child care and strongly demanded the national support on child care. (2) The working mothers prefered own mother and relatives to child care center as a carer of infants and toddlers, but prefered child care center for children age 3-5. (3) The working mothers demanded the increase of finantial support for family and child care center. (4) The working mothers focused on 'the security and care Program' and focused next on 'diet and health care program' in child care service. (5) The working mothers did not nearly know about the accreditation system of child care centers. This results suggest that the national and social support for child care service is an essential part in promoting children's and the working mothers' welfare.
Dual Earner Families' Child Care Alternatives and Policy Implications
Kim Seon-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 105~116
This study investigated various alternatives for childcare among dual-earner families and discussed implications for public policy development. Eight employed married women and two of their husbands were interviewed about work-family balance. All the interviewees complained that taking cue of the children in dual-earner families is a challenge. They resort to all available alternatives because public childcare support is insufficient and inadequate. There were five different types chilcare: extended family network, public and private institutions, paid help (nannies), rearranging work schedules, and training their children to take cue of themselves. However, all these alternatives entail various problems. More and better childcare facilities and programs should be built and after-school programs should be designed. On the other hand, parents should also make more effort to prioritize children's needs in finding a balance between work and family.
The Effect of Multiple Roles of South Korean Married Working Mothers: Role Gratification and Strain, and Factors which Influence Potential Role Gratification and Strain
Park Ju-hee ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 117~131
In this paper, 1 examined role gratification and role strain of South Korean working mothers. The results show that South Korean working mothers experienced very similar level of role gratification and role strain as taking their multiple roles. The findings also show that the factors of caregiving demands, employment demands, caregiving resources, employment resources are not strongly related to role gratification and role strain. Among the 12 caregiving demand variables and employment demand variables, number of children, type of family, number of hours worked were significantly related to producing role gratification. Among the 12 caregiving demand variables, number of hours worked, number of husbands absence due to night work were significantly related to producing role strain. Among the 8 caregiving resources, participants satisfaction due to income contribution, look to make a purchase new electric home appliances were significantly related to produce role satisfaction. Among the 8 caregiving resources, number of family support policies in the husbands workplace, participants satisfaction due to income contribution were significantly related to producing role strain.
Consumer Attitude and Purchase Willingness of Internet Insurance
Kim Kyung-Ja ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 133~144
The Objective of this study was to investigate the consumer attitude and purchase willingness of internet insurance. Data were collected from 412 adult consumers who had bought car insurance at least once. Results showed that respondents have positive as well as negative attitude toward internet insurance. The best thing of internet insurance seems tn be the low rate of insurance premium while the worst thing seems to be the risk of personal information disclosure. However, about two thirds of respondents answered that they were willing to purchase internet insurance if the insurance premium were discounted more than
of what they paid offline. The more consumer attitude was positive, the more consumers were willing to purchase internet insurance. In general, consumer attitude and purchase willingness of internet insurance vary with consumers' demographic and socio-economic characteristics.
Preferences for Retirement Communities and Consumer Involvement
So Youn-Kyung ; Hur Sun-Koo ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 145~153
The purpose of this study was to analyze the impacts of consumers' demographic characteristics on their involvement in retired communities, under the assumption that consumers' involvement in retired communities would be a preceding factor of the consumers' preferences for retired communities. One of the major findings of this study was that there were statistically significant differences in the involvement in retired communities by several demographic variables such as age, gender, level of education, income, total family asset, consumer values, and pursuit of happiness. Second, such involvement was strongly correlated with consumer preferences. Third, the community management styles, such as sales and rental conditions, significantly influenced consumers' level of preference. The results from this study could provide useful information not only for understanding the residents of retired communities, buffer enhancing the welfare of residents of retired communities.
A Study on Irrational Relationship Beliefs and Marital Quality of Married Men and Women
Kang Eu-Gene ; Ok Sun-Wha ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 155~165
The pupose of this study is to investigate the effect of irrational relationship beliefs on marital duality of married men and women and to find out what sub-scales of irrational relationship beliefs have effect on marital quality. The data were collected from 301 married men and 302 married women living with their unmarried children in the metropolitan area around Seoul. All the respondents were asked to answer the self-reporting questionnaires. The analysis includes frequencies, means, 1-test, one-way ANOVA, Duncan test, and hierarchical multiple regression models. the major findings are as follows. 1) The level of irrational relationship beliefs is below the average, and the married women show slightly higher level of irrational relationship beliefs than the men. On the other hand, the level of marital quality of the married men and women is slightly above the average with no difference between the men and the women. 2) In the case of the married men, the sub-scales of irrational relationship beliefs that have significantly negative effect on the marital quality are 'partners cannot change', 'disagreement is destructive,' and 'sexes are different' 3) In the case of the married women, the sub-scales of irrational relationship beliefs that have significantly negative effect on the marital quality are 'partners cannot change' and 'disagreement is destructive' According to the result of this study, irrational relationship beliefs have negative effect on marital quality. However, the effect of each sub-scales shows slight differences in gender. The finding of this study suggests that a promoting marital promoting marital qualify by reducing the irrational relationship beliefs should take the gender differences into consideration.
An Exploratory Study on Late Parenthood
Kim, Yong-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 167~178
The purpose of this study was to investigate various assects of late parenthood among Korean parents, including motivation, emotional response, advantages and disadvantages of late parenthood, intimacy, and effects on child. Subjects were IS mothers who gave birth after 35 years old for both mother and father. The study was conducted by means of a questionnaire and an in-depth interview. The most significant reason for late parenthood was found to be a son preference. brothers of the only could expressed very special emotional responses toward the child, compared to those who gave a birth to the second or the third child after 35. Respondents identified advantages and disadvantages of late parenthood in terms of child rare attitudes, maturity, financial conditions, and physical strength. However, most of the respondents would not recommend late parenthood to others. Directions for future research were given in terms of subjects of study, such as parents from rural area, working class, and wide range of ages.
A Study on the Conceptual Discussion of Healthy Families
Song Hye-Rim ; Sung Mi-Ai ; Chin Mee-Jung ; Lee Seung-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 23, issue 6, 2005, Pages 179~190
This study discusses the conceptual meanings of 'healthy families' by examining four popular misunderstandings regarding the concept. These misunderstandings are based partly on the lack of consensus on the use of the concepts of 'health' and 'families' and partly on the intentional misreading of the 'Healthy Fanulies Act' To correspond to the Concerns related to the Act, we need to clarify various meanings of the concept of family and to confirm the theoretical pounds of 'healthy families' based on the multidisciplinary consensus. To build consensus, it might be necessary to review some of the articles of the Act that have been misinterpreted.