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Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts
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Korean Association of Child Studies
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Volume 4, Issue 2 - Aug 2014
Volume 4, Issue 1 - Feb 2014
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Emotion Expressiveness and Knowledge in Preschool-Age Children: Age-Related Changes
Shin, Nana ; Krzysik, Lisa ; Vaughn, Brian E. ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 1~12
DOI : 10.5723/csac.2014.4.1.001
Emotion is a central feature of social interactions. In this study, we examined age-related changes in emotion expressiveness and emotion knowledge and how young children`s emotion expressiveness and knowledge were related. A total of 300 children attending a daycare center contributed data for the study. Observation and interview data relevant to measures of emotion expressiveness and knowledge were collected and analyzed. Both emotion knowledge and expressed positive affect increased with age. Older preschool children expressed positive affect more frequently than did younger preschoolers. Older preschool children also labeled, recognized, and provided plausible causes mores accurately than did younger preschool children. In addition, we tested whether children`s errors on the free labeling component conform to the structural model previously suggested by Bullock and Russell (1986) and found that preschool children were using systematic strategies for labeling emotion states. Relations between emotion expressiveness and emotion knowledge generally were not significant, suggesting that emotional competence is only gradually constructed by the child over the preschool years.
Acculturation, Psychological and School Adjustment of Early Study-Abroad Adolescents in Terms of Stress Coping Strategy
Cho, Yoosue ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 13~25
DOI : 10.5723/csac.2014.4.1.013
The goal of this study was to examine the correlations of stress coping strategies and cultural, psychological and school adjustment among Korean early study-abroad adolescents in the United States. Participants were 437 Korean early study-abroad adolescents aged 15 to 18 years old enrolled in summer language institutes located in Seoul and Gyeonggido, South Korea. The survey consisted of questionnaires relating to coping strategies and, cultural, psychological and school adjustments. The data was collected during the break time of summer language institute classes. Results showed that these adolescents` problem focused and social support coping strategies were positively related with acculturation, psychological adjustment and school adjustment, and emotion focused coping strategy was positively related to satisfaction of life.
Latent Growth Model of Maternal Depressive Symptoms: Predictors and Effects on Infant`s Developmental Outcomes
Kim, He Sook ; Park, Kyung Ja ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 27~45
DOI : 10.5723/csac.2014.4.1.027
The present study investigated the developmental pattern of Korean mothers` depressive symptoms from a week prior to birth through four months postpartum in a nationally represented survey sample in Korea, using a Latent Growth Curve model. Mother-reported four factors-maternal self-efficacy in parenting, father`s participation in childcare, a number of hours mothers worked per week, child`s emotional temperament-were examined as the predictors of depressive symptoms over time in the context of Korean culture. Effects of maternal depressive trajectories on their infants` developmental outcomes at the first year were also examined. Findings were as follows: First, mothers` reports of depressive symptoms decreased at the first month after birth and then increased again during the first 4 months postpartum. Second, mothers` perceived low spousal involvement in childcare, low parental self-efficacy, and their infants` difficult temperament at four-month old had significantly positive relations to the initial level of maternal depressive symptoms whereas the low spousal involvement in childcare and low maternal self-efficacy factors significantly predicted the changes of trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms. Third, the trajectories, in turn, predicted warm and responsive maternal parenting style at the fourth month. Subsequently, the parenting style had a significant longitudinal impact on the development of children`s communication, problem-solving, and personal-social abilities. Based on these findings, awareness, preventive and interventional programs might be built to facilitate Korean mothers suffering severe postpartum depressive symptoms and further promote optimal early development of Korean children.
The Effectiveness of Early Screening and Intervention for Children at Risk of Reading Underachievement
Park, Hyun Jeong ; Bang, Hee Jeong ; Nam, Min ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 47~63
DOI : 10.5723/csac.2014.4.1.047
The purpose of this study was to develop a screening test for children at risk of reading underachievement and to investigate the effectiveness of the early-stage intervention program. In the first part of the study, we recruited 155 elementary first grade students for a screening test. Phonological deletion, digit naming, object naming, and sound-letter correspondence knowledge of a screening test, all assessed at the beginning of the school year, predicted the reading ability at the end of the school year. In the second part of the study, we analyzed the difference in the reading ability between fourteen children who participated in the intervention program and eighteen non-participating children. Reading ability was assessed by evaluating word recognition, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and pseudo-word recognition. The reading ability of intervention group improved more compared to control group, and the difference between two groups accentuated over time. However, final analysis conducted in November revealed that two groups did not differ significantly in oral reading fluency. This suggests that, unlike word recognition and comprehension, fluency might not dramatically improve in a short period.
Translated Picture Books in Korea from 1969 to 2012
Ko, Seonju ;
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, volume 4, issue 1, 2014, Pages 65~76
DOI : 10.5723/csac.2014.4.1.065
This study aims to explore the characteristics of translated picture books in South Korea and their cultural meanings over a five-decade period. This time can broadly be divided into three periods, being the Settlement Period (pre-1990), the Flourishing Years (1991-2000) and Globalization (post-2001). During the Settlement Period, picture books in South Korea were derived mainly from Japan and America and tended to be informational in nature or based on folk tales. These were translated into Korean to meet the public`s curiosity for foreign cultures or for scientific information. The Flourishing Years were characterised by the availability of picture books on a wide variety on themes and forms from all over the world. In this period, the translation of books into Korean focused on a literal rendition of the meanings and sounds of names from the original text. There was also a proliferation of audiotapes, videos and TV programs based on famous picture books. In the current period of Globalization, Korean publishers, who have built confidence through studying foreign picture books over time, have increased efforts to produce their own picture books and export them abroad.