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Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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Volume 26, Issue 6 - Dec 2008
Volume 26, Issue 5 - Oct 2008
Volume 26, Issue 4 - Aug 2008
Volume 26, Issue 3 - Jun 2008
Volume 26, Issue 2 - Apr 2008
Volume 26, Issue 1 - Feb 2008
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The Influence of Parents' Five Day Work Weeks and Family Leisure on Adolescents' Perceived Family Strengths
Kim, Min-Jung ; Jang, Yoon-Ok ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 1~20
This study investigates the influences of factors such as type and degree of family leisure among parents with five day work weeks on adolescents' perceived family strengths. Its findings are based on questionnaires collected from 525 male and female parents of middle school students. Factor analysis and MANOVA were employed for data analysis and
tests for post-hoc analysis. The main findings were as follows. First, adolescents whose parents work five days a week were at a higher level than other adolescents in terms of finances, family ties, communication, and social ties. Second, there were no significant differences concerning adolescents' family strength by type of family leisure. Third, adolescents with more family leisure activities scored higher than others in the areas of manageable strengths, financial levels, family ties, communication, and family social ties. Fourth, among families following the five day working system, adolescents who had more family leisure activities scored higher than the others in regards to manageable strengths, financial levels, family ties, communication, and family social ties. Additionally, where adolescents thought they had fewer family leisure activities, family-oriented adolescents tended to be engaged in higher physical-activity-oriented and hobby-oriented activities in relation to manageable strengths, financial level, family ties, and communication and hobby-oriented adolescents engaged in higher than average amounts of physical-activity, strengthening family social ties in the process. Fifth, concerning families not adhering to the five day working system, adolescents who had more family leisure activities scored higher than others in terms of manageable strengths, financial levels, family ties, communication, and family social ties. As the above results indicate, family leisure activities appear to be a key factor influencing family strength. Therefore, further support should be extended toward developing new forms of family leisure and additional studies should be devoted to the subject.
Analysis of Korean Childcare Studies
Lee, Joo-Yeon ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 21~34
The purpose of present study was to analyze a tendency in childcare studies published in Korea. Specifically, this study investigated the amount of childcare studies and analyzed the main topic of childcare studies. Total 1,406 studies which include the term 'bo-yook' and/or 'tak-ah' as their keywords were gathered from internet database, and finally 973 studies were analyzed. First, the results from this study showed that childcare studies had gradually increased since 1990 and approximately one hundred studies had been published per year after 2004. The growing tendency of childcare studies might reflect social and political concern about childcare in contemporary Korean society. Second, childcare studies were mainly conducted within the topic of childcare policy, childcare worker, actual condition in childcare service, and childcare quality. Lastly, special types of childcare such as infant childcare, handicapped childcare, extended-time childcare, and after-school childcare were rarely studied. From these results, several future direction for childcare studies were suggested.
The Characteristics and Financial Status of the Users of the Debt Management Program of the Credit Counseling and Recovery Service
Sung, Young-Ae ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 35~50
The purpose of this study was to analyze the characteristics and financial status of credit delinquents utilizing the debt management program of the Credit Counseling and Recovery Service between January-June in 2007. Total sample of 41,355 cases was analyzed using the statistical program SPSS(Version 12.0). For analysis, descriptive statistics, F-test, Scheffe test, t-test, logit analysis and regression analysis were employed. People in the age range of 30-40s, males, high-school graduates, married couples, part-time employees, costfree residents and residents in other regions were relatively high users of the debt management program. Reasons of credit delinquency were diverse and was combined to credit default. However, increases in expenses and income reductions were found to be the most frequent reasons. Financial conditions of delinquents were worse than those of average persons shown on the national statistics. It was also found that age, sex, educational level, occupation, region of residence, home-ownership, reason of delinquency, income and total outstandings of debt were significant determinants of short-term debt burden which was measured by the ratio of monthly payment to income and long-term debt burden which was measured by repayment period.
A Study on Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Home Automation System at Digital Home
Kwon, Oh-Jung ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 51~69
The purpose of this study was to identify the level of awareness, uses, and satisfaction on home automation systems by the digital home residents, to reveal the existing problems using home automation systems, and to clarify residents' positive or negative life changes after using home automation systems. Two apartment complexes, which were relatively well equipped with home automation systems compared to other recently built apartments, were selected to perform the survey by digital home residents who were housewives and have lived in current home more than 6 months. The researcher developed a survey questionnaire for each apartment complex and collected data from 501 residents from May to June, 2008. The results of the study found low awareness and low uses of remote control systems of electric appliances through a cellular phone or PC from outside. Also, the significant variables which showed group differences in level of uses and satisfation were age, annual income, duration of residence, and level of considering home automation system before decision to move in. The results of the study also revealed that frequent breakdown was the most critical problem using home automation systems. Generally, using home automation systems affected to residents' life changes positively. More findings and suggestions for development of more user-friendly digital home services were discussed.
A Study of Factors Affecting the Purchases of Well-Being Tea Drinks
Moon, Su-Jung ; Joung, Soon-Hee ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 71~82
The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting the purchases of well-being tea drinks based on the analysis of demographic characteristics, well-being oriented consumer behaviors, and consumer consciousness toward well-being tea drinks. The subjects of this study were undergraduates and graduate students in Seoul. The findings were summarized as follows: 1. Well-being oriented consumer behavior patterns were categorized in three factors; non-dietary life, selective dietary life, and regular/temperate behavior and consumer consciousness toward well-being tea drinks were categorized in two factors; habit/ familiarity and health/ economical efficiency. 2. Multiple regression analysis was used for finding out factors affecting the purchases of well-being tea drinks; independent variables were demographic characteristics(sex, monthly average family income and the amount of personal expenditure), well-being oriented consumer behavior factors and consumer consciousness factors toward well-being tea drinks. Weekly purchase frequency of well-being tea drinks was defined as a dependent variable. As a result, the purchases of well-being tea drinks were influenced in order of regular/temperate behavior, the consciousness of health/ economical efficiency, the amount of personal expenditure and the consciousness of habit/ familiarity. Especially, regular/temperate behavior negatively affected the purchases of well-being tea drinks.
The Factors Related to the Marital Satisfaction of the Foreign Wives who Live in Small Town
Kim, Eun-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 83~94
The purpose of this study was to identify what factors are associated with marital satisfaction of the foreign wives who live in small town. Data for the study were based on a snowball sampling of 101 foreign wives who married to Korean husbands and had residence in Changwon and Masan city, Gyeongnam, Korea. The respondents reported higher levels of marital satisfaction and lower levels of marital hardship. To identify the variables affecting marital satisfaction, a regression analysis was conducted. Independent variables included age difference, educational difference, monthly income, conformity of information about husband, marital hardship, relationship with parents-in-law and taking class with husband. While conformity of information about husband, marital hardship and taking class with husband had strong effects on marital satisfaction of the foreign wives, age difference, educational difference, monthly income and relationship with parents-in-law didn't show the significant effects on the marital satisfaction of the foreign wives.
The Relationship Between Social Support and Loneliness in Early and Mid-adolescents : Focused on the Mediation Effect of Life Satisfaction
Kim, Jin-Kyung ; Han, Eu-Gene ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 95~105
This study examined the mediation effect of life satisfaction between social support and loneliness. The subjects were two hundred and eighty fifth grade elementary school and second grade middle school adolescents in Seoul. The instruments used were questionnaires about loneliness and other factors relevant to loneliness. Social support factors existing in an adolescent's external environment include the support of parents, peers, and teachers. And life satisfaction as a psychological characteristic was concerned with the adolescent's sense of self, school life, home environment, and family relations. Data were analyzed by using the t-test, Pearson's correlation and regression. Major findings were as follows: (1) There were significant differences in parent and teacher support, satisfaction with school life, home environment, and family relations between early adolescents and mid adolescents. (2) Parental, peer, and teacher support, contentment with oneself, school life, home environment, and family relations were negatively related to the fifth-grade early adolescent's loneliness. Peer support and contentment with oneself, school life, and home environment were negatively related to the second-grade middle adolescent's loneliness. (3) Life satisfaction had a mediation effect between peer, parental, and teacher support and loneliness in fifth grade early adolescence. Whole life satisfaction had a mediation effect between only peer support and loneliness.
Parenting Stress in Mothers of School-aged Children : Effects of Ego-resilience, Social Support and School Grades of Children
Chung, Myung-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 107~121
This study aimed to examine the effects of ego-resilience and social support on parenting stress perceived by mothers of school-aged children. The effects of demographic variables(including school grades of children) on the mothers' parenting stress were also investigated. The main results were as follows. First, ego-resilience of mothers was found to have the greatest predictive power on mothers' parenting stress. The more ego-resilient the mothers were, the less parenting stress was perceived. Second, social support also played an important role in alleviating maternal parenting stress. Emotional support of spouses was particularly effective in reducing mothers' parenting stress. Third, the only demographic variable that influenced mothers' parenting stress was their children's academic achievements. Finally, mothers perceived high parenting stress in relation to their children's school grades, while they perceived relatively less parenting stress concerning their children's temperament or the relationship with their children. The implications of these results were discussed.
Effects of Abusive Experiences on Adolescent's Suicidal Ideation : Focusing on Mediating Effects of Shame-proneness and Friendships
Kim, Eun-Kyung ; Lee, Jung-Sook ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 123~134
This study aimed to assess the roll of various abusive factors on suicide thoughts. In particular, the effects of negligence, physical and emotional abuse, as the subordinate variables of abuse, were examined on suicide ideation. In addition, the mediation effects of shame-proneness and friendships were also investigated. To achieve these specific objectives, subordinate dimensions of abuse such as negligence, physical abuse and emotional abuse were measured for 277 male and 275 female students from Seoul middle schools using a measurement tool. Specifically, experiences of being abused and neglected, the level of suicide thoughts using scale for suicidal ideation (SSI), the level of shame-proneness and friendships using personal feelings questionnaire-2(PFQ-2), and schoolmate relationships were measured using a questionnaire. Analysis of collected data revealed that while suicide thoughts showed significant positive relationship with abuse and shame-proneness, there was a significant negative relationship between suicide thoughts and friendships. In particular, negligence, physical abuse and emotional abuse had significant effects on suicide ideation, while emotional abuse had the greatest effect on suicide ideation. Shame-proneness and friendships partially mediated abuse and suicide thoughts. The findings of this study have contributed to understanding of factors related to suicide thoughts. In particular, the mediation effects of shame-proneness and friendships have been highlighted.
Longitudinal Relationships between Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem Using Cross-Lagged Autoregressive Modeling
Lee, Kyung-Eun ; Lee, Ju-Rhee ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 135~141
This longitudinal study investigated the causal relationships between academic achievement and self-esteem using data from a 4-year investigation(2003-2006). Academic achievements and self-esteem were assessed for a sample of adolescents (male 187, female 201) in KYPS (Korea Youth Panel Survey). Cross-lagged autoregressive analyses indicated that for academic achievement and self-esteem, these two variables were reciprocally interrelated in middle school. However, thereafter, middle school 3rd grade students' self-esteem influenced high school 1st grade students' academic achievement, while high school 1st grade students' academic achievement influenced high school 2nd grade students' self-esteem.
Wife-Husband Role Division on Household Financial Management : Comparing Between Dual Income Household and Single Income Household
Lee, Eun-Hwa ; Yang, Se-Jeong ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 143~158
The purpose of the study was to investigate the wife and husband role division in household financial management between dual-income household and single-income household. Household financial management included the following five categories: financial planning, consumption/expenditure management, savings/investment management, risk management and credit management. Data for this research was collected through 610 married women living in Seoul, Korea. Using SAS-PC program, Chi-square and t-test Analyses were executed. The results showed that dual- and single-income households tend to have different perspectives on marital role division in household management. Wives of dual-income households had more significant roles in financial management rather than wives of single income households. Especially, wives of dual-income managed more active credit management and saving/investment management. On the other hand, wives of single-income households played a major role in making decision over cheap items than that of wives of dual-income household.
A Study on Space Requirement and Planning for Residents Characteristics
Oh, Hye-Kyung ; Hong, Yi-Kyung ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 159~166
According to the change in diverse tendency of residents, construction companies has developed the brands of apartments with the concepts of LOHAS, well-being, ubiquitous, etc. The purpose of this study was to suggest space requirement and planning for residents characteristics. The questionnaire survey was adopted in this study and 252 cases were used for data analysis. The survey analysis has been made by using of SPSS WIN 12.0. The major findings were as follows; (1) Resident opinion about the direction of each space was investigated into the need of South-facing in master bedroom highly. (2) The residents didn't want to decrease the current size of each space, the space which wanted to increase was livingroom. (3) The significant variables of space requirement and planning for residents characteristics were family life cycle, the age of householder, the occupation of householder, the size of apartment.
A Delphi Survey for Seeking Progress in Family Policy : Focusing on Integrated Family Policy Perspective
Kim, Kyeong-Shin ; Jung, Min-Ja ; Song, Hye-Rim ; Sung, Mi-Ai ; Park, Jeong-Yunn ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 167~179
This study attempted to develop integrated family policy. For this purpose, a delphi survey was conducted twice among 15 professionals regarding the general contents of family policy, the goals and outcomes of president Roh's administration, the direction and plan of action for future family policy. The results of this study are as follows: Firstly, the main results of president Roh's administration were the creation of the Ministry of Women and Families, and the Healthy Families Law. Nevertheless, that government had no long-term vision or action programs. Secondly, there are two aspects of family policy which one is family members based and the other is family life cycle based. Accordingly the subjects of this study insist that family policy has to cover people's whole life, all families regardless of family structure, and has to integrate the plans and programs which have been served to individuals, for example, women, child, youth, and elderly. Thirdly, the orientations of future family policy are to be toward happiness, health, equality, coexistence, harmony, growth, generosity, diversity, self-control, and a sustainable society. So the concept of the integrated family policy has to cover all aspects of the family and the diversity of family life. Therefore, the service delivery system for family policy has to converge into the Healthy Family Center.
Consumer Expectation Index and Household Consumption Expenditures
Kim, Kyung-Ja ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 181~192
This study investigated the usefulness of Consumer Expectation Index to predict real household spending. Specifically, the forecasting impact of the index on clothing, eating-out, entertainment, education, and health consumption area was examined. The results showed that the CEI was a good indicator for the future household spending of clothing, eating-out, entertainment and total consumption but it was not true for the spending of education and health. Most of CEls were significantly correlated with household spending even when household income and CPI were controlled. The impact of CEls on household spending tended to be lagged by one or two quarters.
The Impact of the Well-being Trend and Attributes of Choice for Walnut-cookie on Purchase Intention
Min, Kyung-Mook ; Ha, Kyu-Soo ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 193~207
This study analyzed the impact of the well-being trends and the attributes of the choice of the walnut-cookie on the consumer's purchasing intention. The results of this study would enhance newly revised product so that brand and product marketing strategy would be strengthened. This study also would contribute for the consumer related management through systematic and exploring research regarding consumers' expectation of products' values and trends. Specific results are as followings. Well-being oriented trends had various meanings such as "Commercial Well-being", "Eco-friendly Well-being", "Physical Well-being", and " Favors for leisure". Consumer's attributes of choice for the walnut-cookie were "Branding", "The Value of Traditional Food", "Environmental Position", and "The Function of Products". And the "Popularity", "Nutrition". and the "Service" were most preferred factors to be chosen. The multiple regression analysis was tried to test the impact of demographics, well-being trend, and the attributes of choice for walnut-cookie influence on the consumer's purchasing intention. The statistically significant factors were age, job, and leisure oriented consumer style of consumer's characteristics as well as corporation's brand strategy on a basis of marketing aspects. The younger groups, leisure pursing groups, and student groups showed the higher level of purchasing intention for the walnut-cookie compared to other groups.
A Preliminary Study of Developing Integrated Supportive Service Works for the Families of Disabled Children Focus on the Healthy Family Support Center
Oh, Yoon-Ja ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 26, issue 6, 2008, Pages 209~225
This study has been designed to develop integrated supportive service works for the families of disabled children registered in the D-Healthy Family Support Center. The service works are intended to improve family members' health and their growth potentials, and cover service programs of family education, counselling, culture solidarity, and information networks. There are two topics covered in this study; first, this study is to develop integrated supportive service programs for the families of disabled children, and second, the study is also to construct comprehensive strategies and plans for effective services after evaluating practical service programs. In this study, 31 families with one or more disabled children have been selected through stratified random sampling, and all the family members were observed for program effects of integrated service items developed from previously validated indices. For analysis, eight question items were made for interview and each item denotes satisfaction score ranging from 1(very dissatisfied) to 5(very satisfied) on the Likert's five point scale. Mean value of each item was counted after the program, and satisfaction scores were compared over the programs implementation. Overall, the satisfaction scores range 4.1 to 4.6, indicating relatively high satisfaction over most service program. Therefore, it is finally proposed that a longitudinal strategy model offer high quality service programs consistently for the target families, as a goal of achieving comprehensive cooperation and support exchanges between community and healthy family support center be schematized.