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Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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Volume 31, Issue 6 - Dec 2013
Volume 31, Issue 5 - Oct 2013
Volume 31, Issue 4 - Aug 2013
Volume 31, Issue 3 - Jun 2013
Volume 31, Issue 2 - Apr 2013
Volume 31, Issue 1 - Feb 2013
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Effects of Surface and Core Problems in Marriage on Dysfunctional Communication Behaviors in Marital Arguments : Focusing on Married Women
Kwon, Yoona ; Kim, Deuksung ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 1~14
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.001
The current study examined the ability to predict Gottman`s four dysfunctional communication behaviors during marital arguments based on the level of surface and core problems in marriage. Core problems were composed of three factors: caring, power, and commitment problems. A self-report questionnaire was administered to 182 married women residing in Busan. The results of multiple regression analyses revealed that a woman`s degree of criticism was predicted by surface and caring problems when controlling for the other variables. The degree of contempt was predicted by a commitment problem as well as surface and caring problems. Defensiveness was determined only by a commitment problem, while stonewalling was determined only by a power problem. Overall, these results showed the importance of core problems in understanding the causes of the four dysfunctional communication behaviors - especially contempt - and suggested that additional attention should be given to a commitment problem as a contributor to the expression of contempt and defensiveness.
A Qualitative Study on Consumers` Perceptions of Food Safety Risk Factors
Yoon, YeoYm ; Kim, Kyungja ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 15~31
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.015
Consumers are quite worried about food safety because food is one of the most important necessities in everyday life. Many studies have been conducted regarding the food safety issues, however, most researches have focused only on a limited range of risk factors and used only quantitative survey methods. The purpose of this study was to investigate consumers` perceptions of the risky components of food safety and how the perceptions have been formed. For this study in-depth interviews were conducted. For the interviewees, nine housewives, who are in their 30s to 50s, were selected taking into consideration their age, education level, number of children, and employment status. Results showed that the risk factors many consumers worried about were agricultural pesticides, MSG, food additives, GMO, Mad Cow Disease, preservatives, and growth hormones, etc. Consumers were worried about the risk of the retail process the most because they thought it was not informed and controlled well. Consumers tend to worry much more when the risks are involuntary, uncontrollable, unreliable, and have a gradual negative effect. Some of the food safety-oriented behaviors of consumers were also investigated.
A Basic Study on Strategy Development for Improving the Management of Multicultural Family Support Centers
Kang, Ki Jung ; Park, Su Sun ; Son, Seohee ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 33~45
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.033
This paper proposes strategy development to improve the management of Multicultural Family Support Centers by analyzing four Multicultural Family Support Centers (MFSCs) in Chungcheongnam-do. The research was conducted from September 2012 to January 2013. Future directions for the four MFSCs are established based on a SWOT analysis on both the internal and external environments of the centers. Various strategic directions for the four MFSCs were identified based on these analyses. For center A (urban type, college contract type), the strategic directions included the specialization strategy, systemization strategy, empowerment strategy, standardization strategy, and achievement maximization strategy. The strategic directions for center B (urban-rural combined type, social welfare center contract type) included the improvement of multiculture awareness, specialization strategy, human resource development strategy, and networking strategy. For center C (farming and fishing community type, direct management type by local authority), the strategic directions included the specialization strategy, activation strategy, qualification strategy, and networking strategy. For center D (farming and fishing community type, social welfare center contract type), the strategic directions included the specialization strategy, business standardization strategy, human resource development strategy, and network expansion strategy. The suggested management strategy development for the four MFSCs can provide implications for the management of MFSCs in other areas in Korea.
The Social Networks of Married Immigrant Women in Korea : With a focus on Individual, Family, and Migrant Characteristics
Kang, Yoojean ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 47~64
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.047
This study aimed to explore the social networks which married immigrant women have in Korea. Special attention was paid to factors such as individual, family, and migrant characteristics contributing to the different patterns of social networks. I drew upon the nationally representative data on 60,719 immigrant women married to Korean men from the `2009 Survey on Korean National Survey on Multicultural Families.` Results showed that the foreign wives tended to maintain a connection with our society through contact with their neighbors and participation in social gatherings. Findings also showed that the types of social networks by the number of trusted neighbors and meetings were diverse among the immigrant women. In addition, the factors differentiating the types were mostly associated with socioeconomic resources or Korean proficiency. More interestingly, the immigrant women`s contacts with their family members in their homeland contributed to their maintenance of more active social networks. These results provided a useful outlook on the relationship between patterns of social networks and the characteristics of the married immigrant women, which eventually showed a heterogeneous nature among them. At the societal level, supportive systems for enriching immigrant women`s social networks should be developed particularly in terms of not their dependency, but their potential contributions to our society.
Policy Study on Parents Support for Character Education within Family
Lee, Hyunah ; Chin, Meejung ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 65~82
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.065
This study focuses on the roles of family and parents as primary environments for character education of children and adolescents, examines surrounding micro and macro environments in a bioecological model, and explores parent support methods for restoring character education in family. For this study, we had interviews with 54 parents(44 mothers & 10 fathers). Through the interviews we found difficulties of character education in family and analyzed them in children and teenagers, parents, school, and social-cultural dimensions based on the bioecological model. On the basis of the parents` perception for these difficulties, we proposed how to support the roles of family and parents for recovering character education in family. The policy methods were propsed in family, school, and society dimensions. This study is meaningful in that it suggests evidence base for making the parent support policy.
The Analysis of the Current Conditions of and Suggestions for Family Friendly Support Services
Jeong, Young-Keum ; Cho, Seong-Eun ; Ahn, Jae-Hee ; Kim, Ji-Su ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 83~96
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.083
This study aims to suggest the alternative policies and practices which policy makers can introduce and enlarge for work-family balance of employees. For purpose, this study analyzed the regulation of work time and parental leave benefits of employees. And the results of major projects in family friendly support services were examined. Based on these assessment, this study suggested various flexible work arrangements, papa`s quota system in parental leaves, various family leaves for family care, establishment of FFSC in every metropolitan area, diversification of consulting project, and enlarging of certification project on family friendly workplace.
Differences in Time Deficit and Time Satisfaction According to the Types of Child Care Time of Dual-earner Couples with Preschool Children
Park, Eun Jung ; Lee, Seong-Lim ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 97~111
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.097
The purpose of this study was to explore the typology of child care, investigate the characteristics of child care types, and analyze the differences in time deficit as well as time satisfaction by the types of child care for dual-earner couples with preschool children. The data source for this research was the 2009 Time Use Survey conducted by the Korea National Statistical Office. Dual-earners aged 20 to 59 years completed 1,568 time diaries, which were analyzed using chi-square, cluster analysis, and ANOVA analysis. Child care time was classified into three types in the three categories of child care, household work sharing and leisure sharing for both males and females respectively. Three types for husbands were named "vulnerable", "household work child care predominant" and "leisure predominant". The three types for wives were named "vulnerable", "household work child care oriented" and "household work child care". The characteristics of each type depended on age, education, weekly working hours, gender role of husbands and age, weekly working hours of wives. The vulnerable type of wives showed the highest level of time deficit. Based on the results, implications for Public policy on child care and various types of education as well as programs were suggested.
Development of Korea Family Strengths Scale(KFSS-II)
Yoo, Youngju ; Lee, Insoo ; Kim, Sunki ; Choi, Heejin ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 113~129
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.113
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Korea Family Strengths Scale II (KFSS-II) which was modified and developed by Yoo(2004). For this purpose, the preliminary scale of family strengths which was based on Yoo(2004)`s sample survey that targeted 494 adults who live in Korea consisted of 30 items. Exploratory factor analysis of 29 items extracted 5 factors. It included the 5 dimensional constructs of family resilience, valuing each other & acceptance, qualitative bonding, economic stability and cooperation and caring about community. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the stepwise 5-factor model of 22 items considering family strengths. These results indicated that the simple template of Family Strengths Scale would be a concise and reliable tool for assessing and evaluating a family`s strengths.
The Assets and Intergenerational Financial Transfers among the Middle-aged
Koh, Sun-Kang ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 131~144
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.131
Financial transfers between parents and their adult children are a growing trend in Korean society. This study investigates the relation of household assets to intergenerational financial transfers among the middle-aged and focuses on the influences of various types of assets on financial transfers from the middle-aged to their older parents and adult children. The paper presents an analysis of data from the second wave of KReIS on the financial transfers provided by those aged 50-69 years to their parents and children. The results show that around one-fifth of the respondents reported providing financial resource transfers to their parents, and that about one-third of the respondents provided financial transfers to their children. In terms of the other direction of financial transfers, a small percentage of the respondents received financial transfers from their parents; otherwise more than half of the respondents reported receiving financial transfers from their children. The influences of various types of assets are statistically significant on financial transfers to parents, to adult children and from adult children. Specifically the size of financial assets is associated with a likelihood of providing financial resource to both parents and children.
Unmarried Workers Perceptions of Image and Work-Family Balancing Conditions of Dual-Earner Families
Kim, Seon-Mi ; Koo, Hye-Ryoung ; Lee, Seung-Mie ;
Journal of Korean Home Management Association, volume 31, issue 4, 2013, Pages 145~164
DOI : 10.7466/JKHMA.2013.31.4.145
This study analyzed qualitative data to examine the attitude toward the conditions of and the barriers to the work- family balance among unmarried workers. The data was drawn from 5 focus groups consisting of 4 workers each. The 20 participants, aged 21 through 38, were interviewed in mini groups composed of 2 male workers and 2 female workers each. The research depicts four main themes about their work-family balance: the image of a dual-earner family, women`s market labor, housework, and the ideal conditions of a dual-earner family. This research concluded that unmarried workers desperately want to be part of a dual earning family for economic survival. However, they also know that it would be very difficult to make ends meet and to live as dual-earner families because of the lack of a proper social support system. However, most of them believe that they must solve these problems on their own, and they do not expect to receive help from systematic public policies. They think that they should find solutions by rearranging the role divisions between the husband and the wife or by asking for help from their parents or other relatives. The only assistance they expect from the government are reliable child care facilities and governmental incentives to promote stimulate the family-friendly workplace.