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Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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Volume 24, Issue 6 - Dec 2006
Volume 24, Issue 5 - Oct 2006
Volume 24, Issue 4 - Aug 2006
Volume 24, Issue 3 - Jun 2006
Volume 24, Issue 2 - Apr 2006
Volume 24, Issue 1 - Feb 2006
Selecting the target year
Reasons for Career Indecisiveness, Career Maturity and College Adaptation Using a Typology of Career Decision Status
Baik Jee-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 1~10
The main purpose of this study was to identify a typology of career decision status by using the quadrants formed by the decidedness and comfort scale and to examine the differences in career maturity and college adaptation using that typology. We gathered data from a total of 789(237 male, 552 female) students from a middle-sized university in Jollanam-do completed a Career Decision Profile(CDP), a Career Maturity Inventory(CMI) and the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire(SACQ). We found that 29.5% of students were categorized as decided-comfortable, 36.4% were decided-uncomfortable, 6.9% were undecided-comfortable, and 27.3% were undecided-uncomfortable. ANOVA indicated that there were significant differences in the reasons dimension of COP, career maturity and college adaptation as a function of career decision status categories. In general, decided-comfortable students showed the highest scores while undecided-uncomfortable students showed the lowest scores in all scales. Only in the Career Choice Importance scale did undecided-comfortable students showed the lowest scores.
Consumer Satisfaction and Behavioral Intention for Medical Services
Kim Mi-Ra ; Hwang Duck-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 11~24
The purpose of this study was to determine if expectation, performance, and disconfirmation are related to consumer satisfaction and behavioral intention. The major findings were as follows: First, among the four dimensions of the medical services, the level of consumer satisfaction was highest with 'doctors' and lowest with 'facilities' while the level of importance was highest with 'doctors' and lowest with 'medical systems' Second, ability to predict behavioral intention can best be improved with regression coefficient weights among the six measures of consumer satisfaction. Third, greater satisfaction was significantly associated with performance and disconfirmation while behavioral intention was significantly associated with expectations, performance, and discoufirmation.
Korean and Yanbian Korean - Chinese Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - A Study of Parenting Stress, Efficacy and Behaviors
Ok Kyung-Hee ; Chun Hui-Young ; Hwang Hye-Jung ; Chi Cheng-Xue ; Chung Kai-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 25~36
The purpose of this study is to investigate the parenting stress, efficacy, and behaviors of Korean and Yanbian Korean-Chinese grandfamilies in which grandparents have sole responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Our sample consists of 74 grandparents and their grandchildren (43 Korean and 31 Yanbian Korean-Chinese). The data were analyzed through crosstabs analysis, 1-test, Pearson's correlation, and stepwise regression analysis. The results of this study indicate that there are some differences based on the gender of grandparents, educational level, the reason for taking care of the grandchildren, and the grandparents' relationship with grandchildren between two ethnic groups. The results also show that parenting stress is higher for Korean grandparents' and parenting efficacy is lower than Yanbian Korean-Chinese. Also, Yanbian Korean-Chinese grandparents are higher in warmth and acceptance and lower in rejected and controlled parenting behaviors than Korean grandparents. There are strong relationships between parenting stress and parenting efficacy and between parenting behaviors and parenting stress and parenting efficacy for Korean grandparents, but not for Yanbian Korean-Chinese.
Subjective Economic Well-Being of Consumers in Personal Financial Education
Ahn Chang-Hee ; Joung Soon-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 37~50
The purpose of this study is to analyze the determinants of financial behaviors and subjective economic well-being in personal financial education through research targeted at adults. The results indicated by the research can be summarized as follows. First, there was a significant difference found in the changes of financial behaviors in accordance with the types of financial education programs, the time period, and the methods of financial education. Second, financial behaviors were higher when participating in profit financial education programs or in workplace financial education programs. Additionally, the increase was higher when participating in long-term programs. Third, the positive effects on subjective economic well-being were financial behaviors, participation in profitable financial education programs, unmarried and income level.
A Study on Stages of Development of Corporate Family-Friendly Policies and Programs
Choi Sung-Il ; Yoo Gye-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 51~73
The purpose of this study is to introduce the evolution of corporate family-friendly policies and programs, a recent business issue throughout the world. In addition, this study suggests implications for a corporate reference guide to work-family policies and programs by providing a comparative analysis of the typical stages of development of U.S. corporate family-friendly policies and programs, and by presenting model initiatives of Korean and American family-friendly companies. Just as technological changes at the time of the Industrial Revolution altered the relationship between workers and their work, more recent technological advances have again transformed this relationship, offering the promise of a society in which work demands a smaller portion of the worker's time and permitting the worker more freedom and control over work conditions. These new work arrangements have the promise of producing a new paradigm for work and family, based on which many industrialized nations have developed family-friendly policies already. Family-friendly policies and programs can be grouped into four discernable stages in the evolution of a corporate work-family agenda. According to these stages, most companies in Korea are in the predevelopment stage or stage 1. Development of scales to assess company family-friendliness is needed to create a family-friendly workplace environment, policies, and programs. It is critical that companies have champions who have the vision to step out in kent, and the determination to ensure that the family-friendly programs are solidly grounded. Companies should develop their work-family initiatives as an integral part of a program for managing diversity focusing on needs of women and minority employees.
The Effects of Family System on Psychological Independence from Parents among Unmarried Women
Lee Jin-Ha ; Choi Youn-Shil ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 75~92
This study examines the psychological independence in the family system of unmarried women to see how well they become psychologically independent within the relationships with family. A total of 452 subjects of the study were sampled from 20 to 30 unmarried women living in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do. The results of the study are as follows: First, the scores of unmarried women's perception of family system were normal category. The scores of family system of unmarried women showed to be distributed to high scores among the overall ranges of scores which means they recognized their family system in general in a healthy way. Second, the level of the subjects' psychological independence from their fathers was shown to be higher than that from their mothers. The result means unmarried women were more dependent on their mothers than fathers. Third, the family system of unmarried women affected the level of psychological independence from their parents. The sub-factors of the family system significantly affected the level of psychological independence. Particularly, enmeshed and disengaged boundary and cooperative factors between spouses and generations affected the level of psychological independence. Fourth, the family system affected each sub-factor of psychological independence of unmarried women. Even though family system were different depending on each sub-factor of psychological independence, they affected the level of psychological independence.
The Influence of Family Socio-Democratic Variables and Preschoolers' Temperaments on Fathers' Involvement in Child-Rearing
Lee Young-Mi ; Min Ha-Yeoung ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 93~101
This study explored the differences in fathers' involvement in child-rearing according to various family socio-demographic variables (fathers education level, income, mothers employment, preschooler's sex and age) and preschoolers' temperaments and examined the relationship between fathers' involvement in child-rearing and these independent variables (as well as preschooler's temperament). The subjects of the study were 227 fathers whose children were preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 5 attending daycare centers in Keoungbok province, South Korea. Statistical analysis was conducted with the following techniques: two-way ANOVA, interaction effect, Scheffe' test, Pearson's correlation partial correlation, and hierarchical multiple regression (using SPSS 12.0). Results of the study may be summarized as follows. (1) There was a significant difference in fathers' child-rearing involvement according to the fathers' education level, income, and preschoolers' temperaments. (2) There was a significant interaction effect of mothers' employment and preschoolers' temperaments on fathers' child-rearing involvement. (3) Hierarchical multiple regression analysis showed that fathers' education mediated the relationship between income and fathers' involvement in child-rearing, and fathers' education and preschoolers' temperaments was also found to have predictive power over fathers' child-rearing involvement.
Changes in Consumer Policy and Trends of Local Consumer Administration in Japan - Focusing on the Situations of Reduction and Entrustment to Civil Consumer Groups on Consumer Centers
Lee Hyun-Jin ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 103~116
This study reviews trends of Japanese consumer policies, with particular attention to the situations of operating local consumer centers, in an effort to find ways to develop rapidly changing local consumer administration practices in Japan. Budget cut on consumer administration by the Japanese government has resulted in a reduction of consumer centers in Todohuken, while new consumer policy, which seeks greater consumer independence, has encouraged civil consumer groups' participation in consumer administration. In particular, entrustment of consumer centers to civil groups has increasingly stimulated more region-oriented local consumer policies and enhanced the efficiency of consumer administration. To activate local consumer administration, it seems necessary to provide assistance to entrusted civil groups, strengthen business regulations of Todohuken administration, and ensure more effective operation practices of civil consumer groups.
Correlates of Peer Victimization in Boys and Girls - Maternal Parenting and Children's Self-Esteem
Doh Hyun-Sim ; Kim Sun-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 117~126
This study examined the relations of maternal parenting and children's self-esteem to peer victimization as well as the gender differences in peer victimization. A sample of 494 5th- and 6th-grade children in Pusan answered three kinds of questionnaires regarding maternal parenting, children's self-esteem, and peer victimization. Peer victimization consisted of two constructs, bullying and victimization by pun. Data were analyzed by independent samples t-test and correlations. Boys showed more overt bullying and victimization by peers than girls, but relational peer victimization didn't vary as a function of the gender. Overall, the more boys and girls perceived their mothers as rejective/restricted, protective, and physically abusive, the more they were bullied and victimized. Both boys and girls were bullied and victimized by their peers when they showed lower self-esteem. Especially self-esteem was more highly correlated with victimization by peers than bullying.
Attitudes Toward Work and Leisure in Later Life and Intention to Move to Senior Community Available to Work Among 50's in Seoul, Incheon and Kyunggido
Cho Jae-Soon ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 127~139
The purpose of this research was to find out relation between the attitudes toward work and leisure in later life and intention to move to senior community available to work among 50's in Seoul, Incheon, and Kyunggido. The same research questions would be revealed as the previous one done by Cho & Cho(2006). The data were the part of the survey collected from 556 respondents with questionnaire during November, 2002 by the Hong's research team(2004). The results of this study showed that most respondents were somewhat actively preparing toward work in later life and the level of preparation differed by the individual characteristics such as age, health and occupation. They preferred various work items specially managing facility center, raising animals and plants, and managing educating center, which were different from what current elderly workers were mainly involved in. Similarly to the work, most respondents cared for the kind of leisure activities to continue and saved money for the leisure expenses in later life. The better the economic conditions, the more actively prepared for leisure in later life. They were strongly expected to participate in public leisure facilities and programs for the elderly as a user, volunteer, and/or activist. Over two thirds of the respondents preferred to work and live together in later life and over two out of five had intention to move to the senior community available to work. The more active in work and/or leisure in later life, the higher intention to work together and/or to move to the community. Those results generally supported the previous research showed that the needs of work and leisure in later life would be increased and varied, therefor housing for the elderly should considered work space and program as well as leisure. The further study was suggested to focus on the potential and current residents in the sample case of the comprehensive welfare town for the elderly by local administration.
Cross-Informant Measures of Peer Victimization on Psychosocial Maladjustment in Middle Childhood - Comparisons between Self-Reports and Peer Nominations
Shin Yoo-Lim ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 24, issue 4, 2006, Pages 141~149
This study investigated cross-informant measures of peer group victimization. The subjects were 460 children in the fifth and sixth grades. Children completed questionnaires that assessed their own victimization feelings of loneliness, and self-perception. They also completed peer nominations concerning peer acceptance and rejection. The results suggest that self-reported victimization is more predictive of loneliness and self-perception, whereas victimization from peer nominations is more predictive of peer rejection and acceptance.