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Korean Journal of Child Studies
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Volume 34, Issue 6 - Dec 2013
Volume 34, Issue 5 - Oct 2013
Volume 34, Issue 4 - Aug 2013
Volume 34, Issue 3 - Jun 2013
Volume 34, Issue 2 - Apr 2013
Volume 34, Issue 1 - Feb 2013
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The Relationship between Children`s Picky Eating Behavior, Physical Growth and Mother`s Child Feeding Practice
Lee, Jae Eun ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 1~17
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.1
The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between young children`s picky eating behavior and mother`s attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding the eating habits of children. Using a sample of 304 mothers of four or five year-old children, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to test a 7 factor model, which included mother`s beliefs and practices related to the feeding of their children. Following this, a t-test was conducted to examine the differences between the feeding behaviors of mothers of both of picky and non-oicky eaters, respectively. The results indicated that picky eater`s eating behaviors were positively related to the pressures exerted by mothers and negatively related to the mother`s concerns about their child`s weight and child`s BMI. These findings suggest that the pressures mothers exert upon their children to eat, their child`s weight and picky eating behaviors are correlated to each other.
The Development of Concepts on Sound Propagation of Children
Shin, Eunsoo ; Kim, Eunjung ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 19~36
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.19
This study examined concept development in children in terms of sound propagation. The subjects consisted of 240 five-, seven-, and ten-year-old children from three kindergartens and two primary schools respectively. The instrument used for the purposes of this study was the examination instrument on sound as developed by the SPACE Project in the UK. The concepts related to sound were classified into five stages including : no recognition, egocentric concept, initial mental models, synthetic mental models, and scientific mental models. The results revealed the existence of significant differences in terms of the types of concept that children were aware of, according to age and context. Most five-, seven-, and ten-year-old children revealed egocentric concepts related to every sounds, drum, rubber band context, however, most five-, seven-, and ten-year-old children revealed their recognition of the synthetic models of sound propagation when using the string telephone context. These results have implications for the contents of science education for children when it comes to the development of concepts related to sound propagation.
The Effects of Ego Strength, Stress Coping Styles and Fear of Negative Evaluation on Children`s Peer Relationships
Kim, Se Young ; Choi, Naya ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 37~52
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.37
This study was performed to model the effects of ego strength, stress coping styles, fear of negative evaluation, and the effects these concepts have upon children`s peer relationships. Data were collected from 580 fifth and six graders in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. In summary, the results indicated the following. Firstly, there were significant correlations between ego strength, stress coping styles, fear of negative evaluation, and peer relationships. Secondly, the ego strength of children was found to have direct influences upon their stress coping styles, fear of negative evaluation and peer relationships. Thirdly, out of stress coping styles of children affected by ego strength, only the negative coping style was found to significantly influence the fear of negative evaluation and peer relationships. Fourth, the fear of negative evaluation on the part of children was affected by ego strength and negative stress coping styles, and in particular, negative stress coping styles influenced peer relationships through the anxiety induced from interpersonal relationships.
The Influence of Covert Narcissism and Self Control on the Daily Stresses of School-age Boys and Girls
Min, Ha Young ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 53~64
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.53
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of covert narcissism and self control on the daily stresses encountered by school-age boys and girls. The subjects were 517 children who attended in elementary schools in Daegu and Gyeongbuk Province. Self reporting questionnaires were used to investigate covert narcissism, self control and daily stresses. The data thus collected were analyzed by means of Pearson`s correlation, multiple regression, using SPSS Win 19.0. The results are as follows. (1) In term of daily stresses, the regression findings indicated the main effect of covert narcissism and self control. Daily stresses increased as school-age boys` and girls` covert narcissism increased or their self control decreased. (2) Covert narcissism influenced more on daily stresses than self control did for both boys and girls. (3) There were significant interactions between school-age girls` covert narcissism and self control in term of daily stresses.
The Relationships between Career Maturity, Anxiety and School Related Adjustment Levels of Adolescents
Choi, Mi-Kyung ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 65~81
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.65
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between career maturity, anxiety and school related adjustments levels of adolescents. A sample of 319 1th grade high school students in Seoul Metropolitan area participated in this study. The subjects completed questionnaires on the levels of school related adjustments, anxiety and career maturity. Data were analyzed by means of Pearson`s correlation coefficients, as well as multiple and hierarchical regressions. Career maturity, as well as anxiety was founded to be a predictor to the school related adjustments levels of adolescents; significant interactional effects were found between career maturity and anxiety in terms of school related adjustments. These results indicate the need for possible interventions in relation to adolescents` anxiety levels and to improve the school related adjustments levels of adolescents.
A Study on the Development and Validation of the Assessment Tool for Child Friendly Cities
Hong, Seung Ae ; Lee, Jae Yeon ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 83~104
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.83
The purpose of this study is to develop assessment tools to diagnose the child friendly level in a given community. To develop such assessment tools, the literature related to this issue was reviewed, and in order to reflect Korea specific social and cultural characteristics, 198 children and adolescents and 104 parents were interviewed in depth. The questionnaires were classified as objective tools and subjective tools by means of a content validity test by experts and a verification by preliminary survey. Objective tools are defined as those which are used by professionals to check facts based on laws and institutions. 20 objective questionnaires were created and completed. In contrast, subjective tools were used to check the subjective perceptions of children, adolescents and parents on their community environments. Subjective tools were collected as the basis for the data for construct validity and was calculated to verify the validity. For this purpose, 432 children and adolescents between 11 and 18 and 201 parents living in Seoul, Daejeon and Hwaseong (n
The Variables Related to Maternal Happiness for Mothers of Young Children, School-Aged Children, and Adolescents : A Child`s Age, the Numbers of Children, and Maternal Perceptions of the Conditions of Happiness
Chung, Kaisook ; Park, Suhong ; Yoo, Meesook ; Choi, Eunsil ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 105~123
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.105
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a child`s demographic variables and maternal perceptions of the conditions of happiness on their happiness for mothers. The participants of this study comprised 916 mothers of young children, school-aged children, and adolescents. The results revealed that a child`s age and the numbers of children influenced maternal happiness when mothers` demographic variables were controlled. In addition, mothers who exhibited high degree of need in terms of the conditions of happiness regarding existence, relatedness, and growth were more likely to be happy than mothers who exhibited low degree of needs. Finally, the expectations regarding growth, which refers to the pursuit of self-accomplishment and meaning, was the most important predictor of maternal happiness. These findings have implications for parent education programs for mothers of young children, school-aged children, and adolescents.
The Influence of Theme Plays in Various Countries and their Influence on Child Creativity
Park, Jaeok ; Lee, Wanjeong ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 125~141
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.125
The following study to enhance children`s creativity in the context of diverse cultures and ethnic groups, and utilizes various programs from different countries aimed at 5 year old children with the Nuri framework. The study also seeks to measure pre and post play behaviors, creativity levels, and thinking capabilities of the children, then compare these results with those from a control group. Analysis of the results indicates that children who experienced programs from various countries through a multicultural approach had much higher levels of fluency, adaptability, originality, and imaginative capabilities than children who had not experienced such programs. Among the children`s creative play behaviors, intrinsic motive-magination, sensitivity-curiosity, longetivity-concentration, various forms of interest-challenge, and leadership-independence were all found to be significantly higher.
A Study on the Influencing Factors of Mother`s Parenting Stress with the Context of Multicultural Families
Lee, Mi Ran ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 143~162
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.143
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors which influence the degrees of parenting stress experienced by mothers within multicultural famiiles. This study will provide basic data which can be used to develop services and programs for multicultural families. The data were collected utilizing questionnaires administered to 155 mothers of multicultural families. The data were analyzed by means of ANOVA, Pearson`s correlation and multiple regression using the SPSS 18.0 program. The results were as follows : Firstly, the educational level, self-esteem, depression, and marital satisfaction of the mother are factors that significantly influence a mother`s parenting stress within the context of a multicultural family. Secondly, the mother`s psychological factor, including her self-esteem and depression, and the mother`s educational level were the clearest indicators for their relative level of their parenting stress.
An Analysis of Meaning Construction between Texts and Pictures in Children`s Picture Diaries
Seo, Soo Hyun ; Ok, Hyounjin ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 34, issue 4, 2013, Pages 163~177
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2013.34.4.163
Digital technology has advanced rapidly and it is anticipated that multimodal ways of meaning-making will become increasingly important. Consequently, teaching multimodal literacies is becoming a major issue in education. This study focuses on the use of picture diaries as a means of teaching multimodal literacies. Picture diaries are one of the basic and unique multimodal texts used in lower elementary level classes in Korea. A further advantage is that it is a promising text model which can be taught in unplugged ways. In order to explore the educational implications of using such picture diaries, this study sought to analyze the ways in which twenty four
graders in an elementary school constructed meaning with written language and pictures in composing picture diaries. 251 picture diaries composed during several months of their
grade period were analyzed based on the constant comparative method. The results indicated that the students utilized both written language and pictures in diverse and creative ways to provide their audience with more comprehensive meaning. These results indicate that teachers need to consider their students as active multimodal meaning-makers and provide their students with more opportunities to practice multimodal meaning-making and share their experiences.