A Comparative Study on perception of Consumer parents and Service Provider on the Adult Guardship System

성년후견제도에 대한 성년후견수요자의 부모와 서비스 제공자의 인식 비교 연구

  • Received : 2013.02.27
  • Accepted : 2013.04.20
  • Published : 2013.04.28


Adult guardianship system is about to launch in July 2013 in South Korea. For its successful first step, this study examined social awareness on the adult guardianship system and compared the awareness of parents and the awareness of service providers in the handicapped adult guardianship program to draw political implications on how to improve the system. As a result, this study found that people had higher awareness on adult guardianship (78.9%) but their understanding was lower (35.2%). Secondly, prospected guardians were found to have stronger demand on hospital use and financial management than on their asset management. About 63.3% of them showed an intention to use the system in the future. Lastly, both parent group and service provider group were found to have awareness at a similar level to each other on civilian guardian types, cost, who to bear coat and how much, and details of the program.