Go to the main menu
Skip to content
Go to bottom
REFERENCE LINKING PLATFORM OF KOREA S&T JOURNALS
> Journal Vol & Issue
Korean Journal of Human Ecology
Journal Basic Information
Journal DOI :
Korean Association of Human Ecology
Editor in Chief :
Volume & Issues
Volume 19, Issue 6 - Dec 2010
Volume 19, Issue 5 - Oct 2010
Volume 19, Issue 4 - Aug 2010
Volume 19, Issue 3 - Jun 2010
Volume 19, Issue 2 - Apr 2010
Volume 19, Issue 1 - Feb 2010
Selecting the target year
Parental Efficacy, Marriage Satisfaction, Social Support and Neighborhood Context as Predictors of Parent Involvement in Low Income Preschool Children's Education
Lee, Jin-Wha ; Lim, Won-Shin ; Kim, Kyoung-Eun ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 761~774
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.761
This study examined the relationship between parental efficacy, marriage satisfaction, social support, neighborhood context, and parental involvement in preschool children's education in low income families. Total 460 low income parents' data about parental efficacy, marriage satisfaction, social support, neighborhood context, and parental involvement are collected from the data of index studies for Korean child and adolescent's development in 2009. Parental efficacy, marriage satisfaction, perceived social support and perceived neighborhood context correlated positively with parental involvement. Regression analysis detected different patterns of association between these variables and the three dimensions of parent involvement. Perceived neighborhood context was associated with child care involvement, while parental efficacy was the most influential factor related to child leisure involvement. Marriage satisfaction was the strongest factor influencing involvement in children's educational activity. These results support the validity of a multi-dimensional, ecological conceptualization of parent involvement in low income families.
A Case Study of two Child-care Centers to Encourage Outdoor Play Environments and Play Programs in Daejeon
Choi, Mock-Wha ; Son, Seung-Hee ; Lim, Hyo-Sin ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 775~794
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.775
This study is to provided a basic model to encourage environment and outdoor play programs. The study was based on the analyses of actual activities performed in two child care centers in Daejeon area and the way in which the programs for outdoor play were related to the environment of the centers. Data were collected through 'The Daily Report of the Outdoor Play Programs: Plan and Evaluation' paper conducted at each center performed from 2007 to 2009. Following Mockwha Choi et al., (2007), the play observed and described by teachers was analyzed to classify play areas and play activities within each area. The places, equipment and, playthings using in each play period were also examined as well as the limitation and inspiration caused by the environment. The results of the study are as follows: 1) Empty and unfilled space tended to generate more types of non-structural play and role-pretend play 2)Adventurous play was rarely observed. More thoughtfully designed physical environments need to be provided for children to experience challenge and adventure through physical activities 3) Outdoor play environment should be suitable for the overall developments of infants and toddlers depending on their activities. A child care specialist should support the design such environment 4) Naturally, the programs of outdoor play will not be identical for all child care centers. Rather, they should go along with the programmatic characters and environmental attributes of each center. Therefore the awareness of teachers and parents as to the importance of must realize of outdoor play should be further increased.
The Relationship between the Leadership of Child Care Center Director and the Empowerment of Child Care Teachers
Moon, Hee ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 795~803
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.795
This study sought to determine the mediating effect of followership in the relationship between the leadership of child care center director and empowerment as perceived by child care teachers. Data were collected from 294 child care teachers in child care centers located in four cities labeled A, B and C through a structured questionnaire. To describe data the Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were computed. The level of child care center director's leadership which child care teacher perceived was 3.64 points in a scale of 5 points, child care teacher's empowerment was 3.50 points in a scale of 5 points and followership was 3.30 points in a scale of 5 points. COMMENT A positive correlations were found between leadership, empowerment and followership. Followership was shown to be a mediating variable between child care teachers' perceptions of leadership and empowerment. Furthermore, results also showed a strong relationship between the leadership of child-care center director and the child-care teachers' followership and empowerment, thus implying that the child-care teachers' followership is very important to increase the empowerment.
The Impact of Work Environment and Work-related Stress on the Mental Health of Workers at a Community Childcare Center
Park, Hae-Seon ; Park, Ok-Im ; Kang, Hee-Sun ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 805~816
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.805
This study examined the affect of work environment and work-related stress on the mental health of employees. It further sought to provide insights into how employees' work environment and mental health might be improved. Results showed that the relationship between parents of work environment is related to the obsession, depression, working burden is related to the obsession, depression, concern. The lower parts of the relationship with parents and working burden effects every factors. Furthermore, levels of financial compensation and working stability also seemed to have adverse affects on mental health. Secondly, excessive working hours and duty trouble have lots of mutual relationship with the mental health. The lower parts of working stress: excess working hours, duty trouble, and imprecise responsibilities affects the mental health. Especially, the excessive working hours affected all nine parts of mental health level which were examined.
Approaches to Studying Low Birth Rate in Korea: A Critical Review
Na, Yu-Mi ; Kim, Mi-Kyung ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 817~833
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.817
This study was dedicated to searching better course of low birth rate study in Korea by carefully analyzing past and present low birth rate researches. For this 179 studies(101 master thesis and 78 journal articles) from 1991 to 2009 were analyzed. Next, using SPSS Win 12.0, the research type, topic, participants, data collection and method of data analysis were compared to the studies' years of publication. The most frequently applied research approach, topic, sampling method, data collection procedure and data analysis method in the research was found to be a literature study, solution and prevention of low birth rate related policy, literature study, literacy analysis. In conclusion, low birth rate studies should become more diversified in terms of types of the research, data collection method, and data analysis. Additionally, research topics should become more realistic and specified. Moreover, research results should be verified before they are applied to the policy.
A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Children and Adolescent Group Music Therapy
Hong, Eun-Joo ; Yeo, Jung-Yoon ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 835~844
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.835
This study used meta-analysis to compare analyze data regarding the effects of music therapy on children and adolescent. The study examined 96 ESs using means and standard deviations from 77 Korean degree dissertations conducted between2000 and 2010. Results were as follows: The overall effect size (ES) of the therapy program was found to be 0.14, which, according to Cohen's ES interpretation criteria, is small. The mean ES was influenced by the subjects (children/ adolescents), ES of children(0.50) was bigger than ES of adolescents(-0.23). When results were sorted by the variables of therapy part: social, emotional and behavior development), the ES of social development was the biggest (1.11), followed by behavior development (-1.07) and emotional development (-0.01). However, other variables (total number of procedures, number of treatments per week, the average treatment time, therapist characteristics) made no statistically significant differences to the efficacy of the therapy. Finally, limitations of this study and potential future research are discussed.
The Intention to switch Broadband Internet Service Providers
Jae, Mie-Kyung ; Jeon, Hyang-Ran ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 845~855
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.845
This study examined the variables that affect whether consumers change broadband internet services by examining their past experiences and intention to switch carriers by targeting consumers who have switched broadband internet service providers. Among adult consumers who intended to switch broadband providers, 341 people who had experience were subject to logistic regression analysis using SPSS for Windows ver. 17.0 to examine frequencies, means, percentages, and factor analysis. The following results were revealed. First, the targets were currently using broadband internet service in the order Company S > Company L > Company K > others. Excluding the others, Company K had the most conversions (from 96 to 78), followed by Company S (from 107 to 97), and Company L (from 43 to 97), which more than doubled the number of subscribers. The reasons for switching carriers in the past were as follows: for Company K, consumers switched to other companies because of unsatisfactory fee services; for Company S, consumers switched to other companies because of quality, advertising and promotional activities, and commitment periods ending; for Company L, the consumers switched to other companies because of fee, quality, and service; and for other companies, the consumers switched to other services because of unsatisfactory quality. Second, the analysis of the elements that determined whether a consumer will switch broadband internet service providers showed that college graduates and individuals who had switched carriers voluntarily in the past were more likely to switch to a new broadband internet service provider. Furthermore, passive consumers had a higher probability of switching. Moreover, when consumers were less satisfied with the fees and services, there was a greater chance of switching to another company.
A Study on the Consumers' Perceptions of Fair Tourism Experiences
Park, Mi-Hye ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 857~872
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.857
Recently, interest in fair tourism and demand for this service has been steadily increasing. This study examined the tourists' perceptions of their fair tourism experiences. Phenomenological method was adopted as a qualitative research approach. Participants were nine adults who were interviewed in depth on their experiences of fair tourism. Data analysis led to the emergence of seven categories (sharing and volunteerism, environment and animal protection, tourism created together, communication and relationship, from consumption to experience, ethicality and fairness, contemplating life) and 21 subcategories. This research was a significant step in providing options to explore the improvement of ethical-tourism and may have implications for the future development of tourism. This study also has various implications for tour operators, consumers, and government. In future all stakeholders should make efforts to establish the tour culture which encourages consumers to consider the ethicality and fairness of their choices as tourists.
A Study on Characteristics of Knitwear Design by Sonia Rykiel
Choi, Gwang-Don ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 873~882
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.873
Knitwear has become a part of fashion since aristocratic trend-setters of Medieval Spain and France began wearing luxurious silk stockings. However, in more recent times knitwear emerged as a fashion item in the early 20th century when jersey two-piece Channel dresses became popular amongst the French upper classes. Knitwear then evolved into genuine going out clothes through Sonia Rykiel in the 1970s. Sonia Rykiel has made a great contribution to developing knitwear, which she transformed from being used only in informal dresses or clothes for home wear, to a boarder in use in high-quality dresses such as those worn at parties. Unlike most designers who tend to make very different styles each year, she has restricted her clothes to those made with knitwear. The study examined the designs and formative characteristics of her knitwear in order to clarify why Sonia Rykiel's knitwear fashion is apparently so timeless. Results showed that her garments consistently used black oriented color combination, strife patterns, intarsia techniques and application of diversified subordinate materials and other materials that overcome earlier limitations of knitwear. In addition, her designs consistently express the typically Parisian sophisticated urban femininity through practicality, sensuality and playfulness. Overall, her fashion has shown that it exists for women in action through practical design within the scope of demode, the philosophy in her early days, and it has led her to hold great power over knitwear fashion for the past 40 years.
Consumer Knowledge and Attitude to Spending on Environment-Friendly Agricultural Products
Huh, Eun-Jeong ; Kim, Ji-Woong ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 883~896
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.883
This study analyzed the effects of consumer knowledge and attitudes toward spending on environment-friendly agricultural products. Using data collected from 486 Ulsan housewives, results showed each score of consumer knowledge on and attitude to environment-friendly agricultural products was the middle level, and that mean monthly expenditure on environment-friendly agricultural products was 91,193 won. A multiple regression analysis was computed and indicated that higher spending on environmentally friendly agricultural products was related to high levels of consumer knowledge, positive attitudes to environment-friendly agricultural products, higher levels of household income, being a housewife in terms of occupation position, and post-graduate education levels. Furthermore, results also implied that consumer knowledge and attitudes to environment-friendly agricultural products were of greater influences than the demographic variables in their influence over spending on environment-friendly agricultural products.
Quality Characteristics of Barley Dasik added with Maesil Extracts
Lee, Young-Sook ; Ryu, Ji-Hye ; Rho, Jeong-Ok ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 897~904
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.897
This study assessed the quality of barley Dasik manufactured, according to traditional methods, with various levels of Maesil (Prunus mume) extracts at weight percentages of 0% (BD1), 10% (BD2), 20% (BD3), 30% (BD4), 40% (BD5). The Dasik were analysed with proximate analysis, a sugar content analysis, Hunter's color value test, mechanical characteristics test and a sensory evaluation. Increased ratios added Maesil extracts led to the moisture content, crude ash, and crude fat to significantly increase (p<.001). 10% (BD2) had significantly higher levels of crude protein (p<.01). Sugar contents was highest in 0% (BD1) and decreased as the amount of added Maesil extracts increased. This increase also led to higher L-values and b-values of chromaticity (p<.001) and the a-value of 0% (BD1) was significantly higher than the sample groups (p<.001). Changes in texture profile analysis, hardness and gumminess values were highest in the control group and the values of those in the sample group decreased with increasing amounts of Maesil extract (p<.001). It should be noted that, among the samples evaluated, barley Dasik that contained 10% Maesil extract (BD2) had the highest commercial value.
The Relationship between Childhood and Collegehood Place Attachment to Home Environment for College Students 1)
Choi, Byung-Sook ; Lee, Jin-Suk ; Han, Young-Sook ;
Korean Journal of Human Ecology, volume 19, issue 5, 2010, Pages 905~918
DOI : 10.5934/KJHE.2010.19.5.905
This study explored Korean college students' place attachment to current home environments and their place attachment to childhood home environments. The study sought to confirm the relationship between childhood place attachment and collegehood place attachment to home environment. Data were collected from 336 students at four universities in Jellabuk-Do, Korea, and questionnaire survey was performed. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was computed and showed five factors related to place attachment of home environment. Place intimacy, rootedness, place identity, place dependence, and place palyness showed in childhood place attachment to home; place identity, place affection, place restfulness, place dependence, and rootedness in collegehood place attachment to home. Canonical correlation analysis showed that childhood place attachment to home explained 43.9% variance with regard to collegehood place attachment to home. This relationship implied that childhood place attachment strongly affected subsequent collegehood place attachment.