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 Child Studies
Journal Basic Information
Journal DOI :
Korean Association of Child Studies
Editor in Chief :
Volume & Issues
Volume 36, Issue 6 - Dec 2015
Volume 36, Issue 5 - Oct 2015
Volume 36, Issue 4 - Aug 2015
Volume 36, Issue 3 - Jun 2015
Volume 36, Issue 2 - Apr 2015
Volume 36, Issue 1 - Feb 2015
Selecting the target year
Effects of Father`s Play Beliefs on Father-Child Interaction and Child`s Social Skills
Im, Ye Sul ; Han, You Jin ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 1~16
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.1
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of father`s play beliefs on father-child interaction and child`s social skills. The subjects were 370 fathers of 1, 2 and 3 graders of elementary schools who lived in Seoul and Gyeonggi area. The results were as follows; First, the differences were found to be significant between the whole of father`s play hours, play focus beliefs, study focus beliefs and father-child interaction, and their sub-variables of disciplinary action, sensitiveness, and affectionate expression; and between the whole of child`s social skills and its sub-variables of cooperative action, self-assertion and self-control. Second, the higher play focus beliefs, the more positive interaction on the child, and specifically they use much democratic disciplinary action, sensitiveness and affectionate expression. Third, as to the effect of the father`s play focus beliefs on the child`s social skills, father-child interaction was found to act as a partial parameter, while as to the effect of the father`s study focus beliefs on the child`s social skills, father-child interaction was found to act as a full parameter.
The Effect of Mother`s Reactions to Children`s Negative Emotions on Children`s Peer Relations : The Mediating Role of Children`s Empathy and Emotional Regulation Types
Oh, Ji-Hyun ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 17~37
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.17
The study examined the pathways from maternal reactions to children`s negative emotions to children`s peer relations through children`s empathy and emotional regulation. The participants in this study comprised 463 elementary school 4th-6th graders. They completed questionnaires on maternal reactions to children`s negative emotions, levels of children`s empathy, maladaptive emotion regulation types and skill levels of children`s peer relations. Data were analyzed by means of structural equation modeling. It was found that in the case of maternal emotion coaching reactions, when done indirectly, as well as directly, had an influence on their levels of peer relations. On the other hand, in the case of over-sensitive maternal reactions, when done indirectly, but not directly, had an influence on their levels of peer relations. Therefore, these results indicate that children`s empathy mediated the effects of maternal emotion coaching and over-sensitive reactions on peer relations. It also found that there are distinct pathways from maternal reaction types to children`s negative emotions to peer relations through empathy and maladaptive emotion regulation types.
The Effect of Parenting Attitudes on Writing Vicious Internet Replies and the Viewing of Internet Pornography: With a Focus on Gender Differences
Park, Na Rae ; Oh, Su Kyung ; Jin, Mi Seon ; Baek, Su Jeong ; Chung, Ick-Joong ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 39~54
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.39
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of parenting attitudes on writing vicious internet replies and the viewing of internet pornography. This study utilized logistic and multiple regression analyses of the 5th wave(2nd grade in middle school) data from the Korean Youth Panel Study(KYPS), as administered by the National Youth Policy Institute. The results of this study can be summarized as follows: First, parenting attitudes were found to decrease the writing of vicious internet replies and the viewing of internet pornography. Second, there was a significant gender difference in the effect of parenting attitudes. As for male adolescents, parental monitoring was more important in the decrease in writing vicious internet replies and the viewing of internet pornography than parental attachment. In contrast, for female adolescents, parental attachment was more important in decreasing the viewing of internet pornography than parental monitoring. On the basis of these results, several implications for youth welfare practice and policy were suggested.
Pathways from Peer Relationships to Subjective Well-Being through Self-Esteem in Late Childhood
Yoo, Seolheui ; Park, Bokyung ; Doh, Hyun-Sim ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 55~74
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.55
This study examined the various pathways from peer relationships to subjective well-being through self-esteem in late childhood. A total of 354 fifth and sixth grade students in elementary school (189 boys and 165 girls) participated in the study. Peer relationships were assessed using the peer rating scale, and self-esteem and subjective well-being were measured using the self-rating scales. The data were analyzed by means of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Children`s peer relationships affected their subjective well-being directly, as well as indirectly through their self-esteem. Positive relations with peers enabled children to improve their subjective well-being. In addition, those children who possessed good relationships with peers were more likely to perceive themselves as worthy, which led to higher overall levels of happiness and satisfaction in their lives. The study emphasizes the crucial influence of self-esteem on school-aged children`s subjective well-being.
Infants and Toddlers` Logico-mathematical Thinking Processes in a Block Building Activity
Shin, Eun Soo ; Kim, Hyun Jin ; Lee, Sun Myoung ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 75~94
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.75
The main purpose of this study was to examine the various aspects of logico-mathematical thinking and its development by observing a block building activity undertaken by infants and toddlers. The subjects comprised 73 young children from between the ages of 12- to 41-months-old. The interviewee was individually asked to build "something tall", making use of 20 blocks. The results of this study were, first, a regular increase by age is seen in congruence, the vertical use of flat blocks, and innovative ways of using triangular blocks. Second, many types of logico-mathematical thinking processes, such as classification, seriation, spatial relationship and temporal relationship, were shown during the block building activities on the part of the 12- to 41-months-olds who took part in this study.
An Elementary School Teacher`s Perspective of the Meaning of Communication and Cooperation with After-school Teachers
Woo, Jin Kyoung ; Suh, Young Sook ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 95~110
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.95
In this study, an analysis of the actual conditions and needs regarding elementary school teacher`s levels of cooperation was conducted. This was done from the assumption that it is essential for good communication and cooperation to exist between elementary school teachers and after-school care teachers to provide the most reliable after-school care environment possible. Individual interviews with 6 elementary school teachers were conducted, and the results of the data analysis were as follows. First, the necessity for close communication and interaction between teachers was clearly established, due to the obvious advantages obtained from cooperation on supporting children and improving the teacher`s levels of expertise. However, contrary to this, the elementary school teachers in fact did not have very good communication between themselves and the after-school care teachers. Second, the problems in cooperation revealed a degree of disapproval regarding the perceived independence of after-school care teacher`s duties, a sense of burden arising from interaction with a large number of teachers, the lack of communication time due to the workload of elementary school teachers, and the lack of material resources. Third, teachers further stated that although they were generally interested in after-school care classes, and showed approval of the role of after-school care teachers, regular meetings, and an expansion of the current messenger systems of communication with after-school teachers are clearly needed.
A Qualitative Study to the Mother`s Role Experiences during Their Child`s Transition from Early Childhood to Middle Childhood
Kim, Soo Jee ; Song, Seung-Min ; Doh, Hyun-Sim ; Shin, Nana ; Kim, Min-Jung ; Kim, Eun Hye ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 111~130
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.111
The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative analysis of mothers` role experiences during their children`s transition from early childhood to middle childhood. Eleven mothers of first-grade elementary school students participated in a group meeting, group interviews and journal writing. The results indicated that mothers described their experiences as a critical first step outwards on the journey to independence. The role experiences of the mothers who participated in this study can be seen from three perspectives: Firstly, as mothers as individuals projecting a mother`s worries onto their child and becoming a capable person to help their children adjust to a new school environment, secondly, as mothers as family members experiencing a more authoritarian parenting style and difficulties of co-parenting with their husbands and parents-in-law, and lastly, as mothers as members of the extended family systems experiencing communication difficulties regarding the public education system and feeling uncomfortable with other parents. The findings may be used to develop support programs as well as a channel for interacting with public education bodies and community agencies.
The Influence of Mother`s Marital Conflict and Avoidance Coping Strategies with Marital Conflict on School Aged Child-Rearing Stress: On the Focus of Interaction
Min, Ha Young ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 131~143
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.131
This study sought to investigate the influence of mother`s marital conflict and avoidance coping strategies with marital conflict on school aged child-rearing stress, on the focus of interaction mother`s marital conflict and avoidance coping strategies with marital conflict. The subjects comprised 234 mothers of school aged children in Daegu and Keoungbok. The collected data were analyzed by mean of t-test, Pearson Correlation, and Hierarchical regression using SPSS Win 19.0. The results were as follows. (1) Mother`s marital conflict significantly influenced on school aged child-rearing stress. However mother`s avoidance coping strategies with marital conflict on school aged child-rearing stress did not. (2) The interaction effects of mother`s marital conflict and avoidance coping strategies with marital conflict on school aged child-rearing stress was observed.
The Effects of Maternal Meta-Emotion and Emotion Socialization on Preschoolers` Emotional Intelligence
Cho, Eunkkot ; Shin, Nana ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 145~166
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.145
The main purpose of this study was to examine the direct and indirect effects of maternal meta-emotion on preschoolers` emotional intelligence through mothers` emotion socialization. A total of 252 preschool-aged children and their mothers residing in the Seoul Metropolitan and Gyeonggi-do areas participated in this study. The mothers completed questionnaires regarding their meta-emotion, emotion socialization and preschoolers` emotional intelligence. The results of the study indicated that maternal meta-emotion did not have a direct effect on preschoolers` emotional intelligence. However, maternal meta-emotion did indeed have an indirect effect on preschoolers` emotional intelligence through emotion socialization styles. That is, mothers who had desirable beliefs about emotions provided supportive reactions to children`s negative emotion expression and showed positive emotions more frequently in the family. In addition, the preschoolers of mothers who showed positive emotion socialization styles were reported to be more emotionally intelligent. The findings of this study suggest that maternal meta-emotion and emotion socialization are important in predicting preschoolers` emotional intelligence.
The Influence of Parental Meta-Emotion Philosophy on Children`s Social Competence: The Mediating Effect of Children`s Emotion Regulation
Won, Sookyeon ; Song, Hana ;
Korean Journal of Child Studies, volume 36, issue 2, 2015, Pages 167~182
DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.2.167
This study created a structural model of the influence of paternal and maternal meta-emotion philosophy and children`s emotion regulation in terms of their social competence and confirmed the nature of the relationship among the variables. For the purpose of this study, data was collected, targeting 363 children in the
elementary school grades from schools located in Seoul. The main results of this study were as follows: First, both paternal and maternal meta-emotion philosophy had an influence on children`s emotion regulation and emotion dysregulation. Next, paternal and maternal meta-emotion philosophy did not appear to have a significant influence on children`s social competence in a direct manner. The complete mediation effect of emotion regulation in regards to the influence of paternal and maternal meta-emotion philosophy upon children`s social competence was confirmed. It was also found that parental meta-emotion philosophy had an influence upon children`s social competence in an indirect manner through children`s emotion regulation in the period of middle childhood.