A Study on the Consumption Behavior of Cellular Phone of Middle School Students and Consumer Education by Mothers

어머니에 의한 소비자교육이 중학생의 휴대폰 소비행동에 미치는 영향

  • 김영주 (충무중학교) ;
  • 최정혜 (경상대학교 가정교육과, 경상대학교 교육연구원) ;
  • 장상옥 (경상대학교 가정교육과, 경상대학교 교육연구원)
  • Published : 2008.09.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to see relationship between middle school students' cellular phone consumption behavior and their mothers' consumer education. A survey was conducted with middle school students at nine middle schools in Gyeongnam who possessed a cellular phone and their mothers(1,080 in total). The results of this study are as follows: First, middle school students' cellular phone consumption behavior was relatively at the average level or higher: they were best at A/S and change and refund and were at the average level in collecting and using information for purchase followed by contract. This consumption behavior was associated with such variables as gender, academic performance, and monthly pocket money. Second, as for consumer education for middle school students' mothers in general, purchase education was most highly recognized, followed by citizenship education and value education. However, value education was relatively weak, which should be reinforced. Mothers' consumer education was associated with children's grade, academic performance and monthly pocket money. Third, since middle school students' desirable cellular phone consumption behavior was strongly associated with their mothers' consumer education, it is highly urgent to improve the quality of consumer education by mothers at home.