Study on the motivation for renaming and the level of self-perception scale attained after renaming

개명의 동기와 개명 후 자기지각척도에 관한 연구

  • Shin, Sang-Chun (Department of Education at Dongbang Graduate University) ;
  • Cho, Sung-Je (Department of Education at Dongbang Graduate University)
  • 신상춘 (동방대학원대학교 교육학과) ;
  • 조성제 (동방대학원대학교 교육학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.08
  • Accepted : 2013.09.06
  • Published : 2013.09.30


The objective of this study is to examine the motivation for renaming and the self-perception scale attained after renaming. The survey was conducted targeting 161 individuals across the country from April 1 to May 31, 2013. The analyzing methods include frequency analysis, correlation analysis, t-test, one-way ANOVA analysis and stepwise regression analysis, etc. All of the empirical analysis was verified at the 5% level of significance. According to the result of analysis, the renamed individuals scored higher on the success scale, the emotional scale and the personality scale after renaming. The study found that the individuals, who adopted a new name as per their own desire, scored significantly higher on the self perception scale. The study will serve as a reference material for persons who desire a new name, based on its result that the greatest motivation for renaming is the "desire to have a good name" and that the biggest changes accompanying the new name are the self confidence and satisfaction which have helped the renamed individuals score higher on the self-perception scale after renaming.


Changing one's name;Name;Naming;Name letter effect;Renaming


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