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Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts
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Korean Association of Child Studies
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Volume 1, Issue 1 - Aug 2011
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"Getting Used to Each Other": Immigrant Youth's Family Reunification Experiences
Suarez-Orozco, Carola ; Kim, Ha-Yeon ; Bang, Hee-Jin ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 1, issue 1, 2011, Pages 1~23
DOI : 10.5723/csdc.2011.1.1.001
Many immigrant youth and their families undergo painful separations and complicated reunification experiences. Using data from the Longitudinal Immigrant Student Adaptation (LISA) study, a 5-year longitudinal, mixed-methods study of newcomer youth to the U.S., we examine the impact of lengthy family separations on youth's mental health and their perceived family conflict. Quantitative analyses demonstrate that longer separations positively predict higher psychological symptoms and family conflict, particularly for girls over a sustained period of time. Qualitative analyses of parent and child responses provide insights into the family reunification experiences.
Attachment Representations of Korean-Immigrant Mothers in America
Lee, Goh-Eun ; Lee, Young ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 1, issue 1, 2011, Pages 25~38
DOI : 10.5723/csdc.2011.1.1.025
The purpose of this study is to examine the attachment representations of Korean immigrant mothers in America. The subjects were 25 first-generation Korean immigrant mothers who reside in Los Angeles. The Adult Attachment Interview (George, Kaplan, & Main, 1985) was used for assessing their attachment representations. As a result, 36% of the mothers were classified as secure-autonomous (F), 52% as insecure-dismissing (Ds), and 12% as insecure-preoccupied (E). It was concluded that there were lower rates of the secure type among Korean immigrant mothers who had immigrated to the U.S. during the 70's and 80's and higher rates of the dismissing type compared to mothers in South Korea.
An Exploration and Comparison of Infant Feeding Practices in Home and Center Contexts
Branscomb, Kathryn R. ; Goble, Carla B. ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 1, issue 1, 2011, Pages 39~49
DOI : 10.5723/csdc.2011.1.1.039
This study compared parents' and teachers' feeding practices with young children. Parents and teachers of children aged 0-3 years were recruited at 24 child care centers to complete surveys regarding their demographic characteristics, parenting styles, and feeding practices with young children. Respondents included 106 parents and 102 teachers. Participants' feeding beliefs and values were found to be related to their parenting style classifications (i.e., Authoritative, Authoritarian, or Permissive), ethnicity, income, and other demographic characteristics. Findings indicate the need for teachers and parents to begin communicating about their longterm goals for a child's development as soon as the child enters care. Understanding the goals and variation of feeding practices used at home and at school can help teachers and parents begin to construct a shared vision for care.
Siblings' Perception of Parental Neglectful Behaviors
Kim, Ji-Hee ; Lee, Jae-Yeon ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 1, issue 1, 2011, Pages 51~58
DOI : 10.5723/csdc.2011.1.1.051
The purpose of this research is to study differences in perceived parental neglectful behaviors between siblings from a child's perspective. The data were collected using the Multidimensional Neglectful Behavior Scales (MNBS) questionnaire from 158 sibling pairs in grades 4, 5, and 6 who attended the same elementary schools. Younger sibling experienced emotional neglect by their parents significantly more than older siblings. Same gender sibling pairs and older brotheryounger sister pairs perceived their parental neglectful behaviors in a similar manner. However older sister-younger brother pairs showed that the younger brother perceived significantly more neglect than his older sister. This study clearly illustrated that siblings' perceptions of their parents' neglectful behaviors exists differently within a family contrary to previous studies which have shown that siblings' perception of parental neglectful behaviors are similar. The results suggest that the younger brother in mixed-gender sibling pairs are far more likely to experience neglect than any other sibling. Thus, even though siblings can be at equal risk in experiencing parental neglect, the effects can vary depending on the birth order.
A Case Study of Drama Education for Kindergarten Children in the United States: Drama Specialists' Beliefs and Practices
Wee, Su-Jeong ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 1, issue 1, 2011, Pages 59~75
DOI : 10.5723/csdc.2011.1.1.059
This case study examines two drama specialists' perspectives on the purpose of drama education and how their visions and beliefs are reflected in their drama practices during a sixweek kindergarten drama program. Two experienced drama specialists who have worked at public elementary schools located in the Midwestern United States were the main participants of this case study. Using a qualitative case study method, in-depth observations and semistructured interviews were carried out. Findings show that the drama specialists believed the purpose of drama education to be the building of self-confidence, creativity, awareness of the arts and respect for others. Both congruent and inconsistent relations between their beliefs and their teaching practices were observed. Based on these findings, an understanding of how specialists' beliefs and practices contribute to a broader understanding of drama education is further discussed.