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Evaluation of the Elderly Care Program for Seniors in Rural Areas (농촌노인을 위한 노-노 돌봄 교육프로그램의 평가)

  • Chae, Hye-Sean;Yoon, Soon-Duck;Kang, Ju-Hee
    • The Korean Journal of Community Living Science
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.223-234
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    • 2008
  • This study aimed to develop the elderly care program for seniors in rural areas and to evaluate its efficacy through pre- and post-tests. For them, this study carried out a total of 8 sessions that includes 4 aims, such as understanding rural elderly, volunteer activities, psychological help, and aids to daily living, on 36 persons over the age of 60 years in rural areas. The data was analyzed by paired t-test to 36 elderly. The results of the study are as follows. First, looking at changes in knowledge about aging, objective evaluation of knowledge showed significant differences (t=-2.22, p<.05), but evaluation of elderly's perception-change didn't show significant differences between before and after. Second, volunteer attitude didn't show significant differences between before and after, but after the training, 75% of them answered 'yes' to question that asked whether they'd like to participate in elderly's volunteer caring activity for other elderly within the town in the future, which gave us certain expectation that the attitude towards volunteer activities might change positively in the future. Third, objective evaluation of knowledge for psychological help didn't show significant differences between before and after. But elderly's subjective perception showed significant differences (t=-2.82, p<.01). Fourth, evaluating changes in knowledge for elderly's aiding daily life, both the objective evaluation and subjective evaluation didn't show significant differences between before and after. Fifth, satisfaction of the program showed high scores over 4 points: contents, education methods, education place, education time. The most helpful topics for them were counseling (27.8%) and dementia (27.8%), followed by elderly and aging (16.7%), elderly's residential environment (13.9%), elderly's dietary life (9.3%) and volunteer activities (5.6%).

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Voluntary Activity of the Elderly in Cheongju (청주시 노인의 자원봉사활동 실태)

  • Cho, Myoung-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.223-232
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    • 2005
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate voluntary activities of the elderly. Two hundred and eight older Cheongju residents were selected, and a questionnaire was used to collect data. The results are as follows: The number of participants in voluntary activities was relatively small. The main reasons for negative attitudes toward voluntary activities were significantly different according to sex, educational level, marital status, health status, economic level, religion, and life satisfaction. By using a cluster analysis, the elderly could be divided into four groups. Among them, a group with positive attitudes participating in volunteer activities was more likely to include males or those educated, healthy, and affluent. Based on the results of this study, it is revealed that participating in volunteer activities provides problem solutions and self development for elderly people.

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Factors that Have Effects on Public Health Center Volunteers' Satisfaction with Their Work (보건소 자원봉사자의 자원봉사활동 만족도에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Lee, Jinhwa;Jung, Hye-Sun;Yi, Yunjeong;Park, Hyunju
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.143-150
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: This study was to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and satisfaction with volunteer work in a population of health care center volunteers. Ultimately, the results from this study would help to find ways to keep volunteers continuing their work. Methods: The participants of this study were 179 volunteers who were affiliated with three health care centers located in Gyeonggi-do. Descriptive statistics and multi-stage regression were conducted to analyze data. Results: Self-esteem was significantly associated with the satisfaction with volunteer activity. In addition, the relationship with clients rather than volunteers' general characteristics was also significantly related to the satisfaction with volunteer work. Conclusion: Therefore, it is necessary to increase a volunteer's self-esteem so that the volunteer can keep continuing his or her volunteering activities. Also, in order to promote good relationships between the volunteers and the clients, it will be important to teach communication skills to volunteers.

A Study on the ProBono Activation Plan for Sustainable Beauty (지속가능한 미용전공 프로보노 활성화 방안에 관한 연구)

  • Yoon, Jin-Suk
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.9 no.11
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    • pp.403-415
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors affecting the beauty Probono activities and to find ways to revitalize the related activities. In this study, the research models and hypotheses were set up, and the results of the main analysis were obtained by conducting the questionnaire analysis of 701 beauty majors in the metropolitan area. First, it was found that the participation of Beauty Probono is to utilize beauty technology and knowledge, mainly through volunteer club activities. Second, Satisfaction with beauty Probono activities was highly correlated with recruitment of service organization. The reliability of the service organization tended to be higher as the level of institutional operation and satisfaction through participation were higher. Third, satisfaction with beauty Probono activities was high, and the more trust in organization, the higher the sustainability of activities. The beauty Probono activation plan suggested the development of various public relations channels, strengthened education for volunteers, and transparent management of the volunteer organization. However, this research has limitations in the limitation of research subject, and it is expected that the study of various aspects of beauty student major students will be continued in the future.

A Comparative Study on Death Orientation and Self-Esteem between Hospice Volunteer Experience and Hospice Volunteer Non-experience of Middle-Aged Women (중년여성의 호스피스 자원봉사 경험자와 비경험자의 죽음의식과 자아존중감 비교)

  • Park, Yeon-Suk;Lee, Sung-Ok;Hong, Seong-Ae
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.35-44
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    • 2012
  • This study was carried out to identify how a middle-aged woman's consciousness of the death and self-esteem was affected by whether the hospice volunteer's experience exist or not. As a form of descriptive research, this study, which is based on a structured questionnaire intended for the 191 middle aged women doing volunteer work at the non-profit women's organization, had been conducted twice from May 10, 2010, to May 21, 2010. The results of my research work is followed ; First, a middle-aged woman's consciousness of the death and self-esteem showed significant differences depending on whether the hospice volunteer's experience exist or not. Experienced hospice volunteer group showed a lower consciousness of the death and a higher self-esteem compared to non-experienced hospice volunteer group's case. Second, in case that the results show a high self-esteem, the consciousness of death reach at the low stage. Especially, the experienced hospice volunteer group showed an opposite correlation compared to non-experienced group. Third, Anyone's consciousness of death appeared at a low level when she had a religion and higher education background. Anyone's self-esteem oriented sense appeared at low level when she didn't have religion but rather appeared at high level when the health status of the targeted group was in a good shape. As a result, the hospice volunteer activities can be assumed to increase the middle-aged woman's self-esteem, therefore, turn the consciousness of death into a positive attitude.

A Study on Factors Affecting Formation of Social Capital for Volunteer Fire Brigade (의용소방대의 사회적 자본 영향요인 분석)

  • Woo, Seong-Cheon;Chae, Jin;Go, Gi-Bong
    • Fire Science and Engineering
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    • v.28 no.1
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    • pp.64-70
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    • 2014
  • A Volunteer Fire Brigade is a voluntary social services organization that performs various assistance works in fire fighting activities such as fire fighting and rescue of human lives on a part-time basis. Recently, it has also assumed an important role in the creation of security culture of local society. Besides, it provides diverse service activities related to security of local society. However, as this kind of volunteer fire brigade organization is not in a vigorous state, research for an improvement is being carried out in earnest. As part of a vitalization plan of the volunteer fire brigade, an attempt was made in this research to present an activation plan of the volunteer fire brigade through formation of social capital. Accordingly, efforts were made in this research to investigate and analyze an awareness of social capital among the volunteers and to present on this basis a plan for formation of social capital for the volunteer fire brigade of local society. As a result of the research, it turned out that social norm has the major effect on the formation of social capital for volunteer fire brigade. Therefore, it is our belief that an independent statute should be established to nurture and develop volunteer fire brigades. And when strong mutual trust among the volunteers are formed and efforts for devotion to local society are made on this basis, the security level of local society will be enhanced further.

Exploratory Study of a Revitalization Policy for High School Students' Volunteer Activities with Application of theory of Planned Behavior (고등학생의 자원봉사활동 활성화 정책을 위한 탐색적 연구 -계획된행동이론을 중심으로-)

  • Ko, Eun-Kyo
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.12 no.12
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    • pp.223-236
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    • 2012
  • This study's objective is to identify the factors that effect high school students' volunteer activities and suggest the political implications for the actual fulfillment of volunteer activities. We verified the relationships and effects on all factors based on the theory of planned behavior which is applied in explaining various human behavior. 220 high school student subjects for this study were randomly selected and filled out self-administered questionnaires. A total of 216 responses were used for analysis. Data analysis was done by obtaining reliability and validity after frequency analysis using SPSS 12.0 for Windows and AMOS 4.0 as well as evaluating the suitability of the study model. Regression analysis was carried out for hypothesis testing. The study results showed that firstly, all hypotheses based on the theory of planned behavior were supported re-confirming the usefulness of the theory in the field of various behavioral research for social welfare. Secondly, among all factors, perceived behavioral control showed to be the most influential in fulfilling active volunteer activities of high school students. Based on the results of our study, we proposed that research in the social welfare academia, practical endeavors in the educational field, and also political support system is necessary.

A Study of Convergence Social Voluntary Service Activity and Sense of Profession Values, Self-Esteem, Sociality in Nursing Students (간호대학생의 융·복합 사회봉사활동과 직업가치관, 자아존중감, 사회성에 관한 연구)

  • Yoon, Mi-Sun;Yim, So-youn
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.11
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    • pp.562-570
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    • 2018
  • This study is a descriptive research to understand the degree and relevance of profession value, self - esteem, and sociality of nursing college students according to voluntary service activities. The results showed that the formation of profession values according to the general characteristics was related to religion (F = 4.79, p = .003) and major (F = 3.75, p = .011) and self esteem was related to grade (F = 4.84, p = .002). The profession values according to the characteristics of voluntary service activities showed a significant difference in volunteer time (F=18.70, p<.001), volunteer duration (F=18.87, p<.001), volunteer organization(F=3.41, p=.001), volunteer motivation(F=8.08, p<.001), participation path(F=3.63, p=.002), participation field(F = 2.13, p = .031). The profession value was positively correlated with self-esteem(r = .327, p <.01) and sociality(r= .248, p <.01). Self-esteem showed a statistically significant positive correlation with sociality(r= .327, p <.01).

A Study on the Volunteer Activities in School Library in the Seoul Dongjak District Office of Education (초등학교 도서관의 학부모 자원봉사자 운영 활성화 방안에 대한 연구 - 서울시 동작.관악구 초등학교를 중심으로 -)

  • Cho, Chan-Sik;Kim, Ah-Reum
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.23 no.4
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    • pp.219-237
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    • 2012
  • As school libraries increase quantitatively, the importance of volunteer activities in school library is highly emphasized. In that regard, this thesis approaches and discusses the concept of the school library and school library volunteers systematically through the literature review. Surveys and interviews were conducted to investigate and analyze school library volunteers. The survey was completed by school librarians and school library volunteers separately from the 12 elementary schools in the Seoul Dongjak District Office of Education. The current situation of school library volunteers has been analyzed through surveys and accompanied interviews and, based on the analysis, some suggestions were made to improve school library voluntary activities.

Factors Related to Participation of Elderly in Volunteer Activities (한국 노인의 자원봉사활동참여 관련요인:연령집단별 분석)

  • Kim, Yojin
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.218-229
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    • 2013
  • With the increase of the aging population in Korea, the welfare of Korean elderly has become one of main concerns of the society. One essential factor that may enhance the quality of life of the elderly is the active social participation. Involvement in the volunteer activity is one form of social participation that benefits both society and individual. The purpose of this study is to examine the level of Korean elderly's participation in volunteer activities and factors related to their participation in the context of different age group. People aged 55 and over from wave 2 data of Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing are grouped into pre-old(55-64), young old(65-75), and old old (75 and older). Main analytic tools include descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis. Results indicated that social relationships of the elderly were the most important factors related with their participation with voluntary activities. Also highlighted is the importance of considering the diversity among the older population.