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A Preliminary Study on the Benefits Sought of Preschool Child Education Commodity (취학전 자녀의 교육상품에 대한 어머니의 기대편익에 관한 탐색적 연구)

  • Kim Yoo Kyung;Lee Ki young
    • Korean Family Resource Management Association
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.95-111
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    • 2004
  • The overheated education of preschool child has been an social issue lately. The purposes of this study are to identify housewives' benefits sought of preschool child education commodity. Specific research question are as follows : (1) What are the benefits sought of preschool child education commodity? (2) What are the sub-dimensions of that? For this study, interview data were collected through F.G.I.(Focus Group Interview) of 5 housewives and in-depth interviews of 2 housewives. The interview helped to understand housewives' realities of their preschool child education. For later empirical analysis, the data for 400 full-time housewives with preschool child living in Seoul were also collected. The result of one-way ANOVA showed that the sub-dimensions of benefits sought of preschool child education commodity are composed of 'conformity', 'early stimulation', and 'preparation for school'.

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Mother-child Interactions and Quality of Life of Preschool Children with Epilepsy as Perceived by Mothers (어머니가 인식한 학령전기 뇌전증 아동의 모아상호작용과 삶의 질)

  • Lim, Suk Jin;Bang, Kyung-Sook
    • Korean Parent-Child Health Journal
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.88-99
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    • 2015
  • Purpose: This study was conducted to examine mother-child interactions and the quality of life of preschool children with epilepsy as perceived by mothers, and to investigate the relation between mother-child interactions and the quality of life of preschool children with epilepsy. Methods: Participants for this study consist of 92 mothers of children with epilepsy aged three to six years who were treated at university hospitals and a city hospital located in Seoul, Korea. The instruments used for this study were mother-child interactions of preschool children scale and the Korean version of the TAPQOL (TNO-AZL Preschool children Quality of Life). Results: The level of mother-child interactions for preschool children with epilepsy showed a mean score 125.91. The category of dyadic domain was rated the highest while the child domain category was rated the lowest. The level of mother-child interactions for preschool children with epilepsy showed a significant difference according to the mother-child relationship, birth history, seizure frequency, number of antiepileptic drugs and combined disabilities. The quality of life of children with epilepsy showed a significant difference according to the mother-child relationship, birth history, seizure frequency, number of antiepileptic drugs and combined disabilities. There is a statistically significant positive correlation between mother-child interactions and quality of life of preschool children with epilepsy. Conclusion: This study suggests that the mother-child interaction of preschool children with epilepsy showed a tendency to be led by mothers. In order to stimulate mother-child interactions, mothers should help their children enhance their reaction and participation.

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Mother-Child Emotional Availability and Preschooler's preschool adjustment: - Mediating effect of preschooler's effortful control (어머니-유아의 정서적 가용성과 유아의 유아교육기관 적응 - 유아 의도적 통제의 매개효과 검증)

  • Moon, Young Kyung
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.15-29
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    • 2014
  • The purposes of this study were to explore the effect of mother-child emotional availability on preschooler's preschool adjustment and mediating effect of preschooler's effortful control on the relationship between mother child emotional availability and preschooler's preschool adjustment. 222 preschoolers(110 boys, 112 girls, aged 5) and their mothers participated in this study. Mother child emotional availability was assessed by Emotional Availability Scale(Biringen, et al., 1998). Preschooler's effortful control was measured by the Child Behavior Questionnaire(Rothbart, et al., 1994). Preschooler's school adjustment was measured by Teacher Rating Scale of School Adjustment: TRSSA(Buhs & Ladd, 2001). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlations, and structural equation modeling analysis. The major results of this study were as follows; First, Mother-child emotional availability effected on preschooler's preschool adjustment. Second, Mother-child emotional availability effected on preschooler's effortful control. Third, Preschooler's effortful control effected on preschooler's preschool adjustment. Forth, preschooler's effortful control mediated the effect of mother-child emotional availability on preschooler's preschool adjustment. That was, the more mother-child were emotionally available to each other, the more preschooler's effortfully control their attention and behavior, which in turn contributed to preschooler's preschool adjustment. In conclusion, mother-child emotional availability affect on preschooler's preschool adjustment and preschoolers control mediates the relationship between mother-child emotional availability and preschool adjustment.

The Relationship Between Mother's Child-Rearing Attitude, Language Control Styles, and Preschool Child's Social Competence (어머니의 양육태도, 언어통제유형과 학령전기 아동의 사회적 능력 간의 관계)

  • Park, Sunghee
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.97-106
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between mother child-rearing attitude, language control styles and preschool child's social competence, and also, to provide a basis for development of a program to promote preschool child's social competence. Methods: The present study was a descriptive research. Participants in this study were a convenience sample of 300 preschool children and their mothers. For the final analysis 264 questionnaires were used after eliminating questionnaires with incomplete responses. Data were analyzed using the SPSS 18.0 program. Results: The mean score for mother's child-rearing attitude was $3.31{\pm}0.25$ out of 5 points, for hierarchical language control styles ($2.76{\pm}0.62$), commanding ($1.95{\pm}0.58$), and humanistic ($2.48{\pm}0.62$) out of 5 points, and for child's social competence, $3.50{\pm}0.34$ out of 5 points. Negative correlations were found between commanding language control styles and child's social competence (r=-.34, p<.001), and between commanding language control style and mother's child-rearing attitude (r=-.50, p<.001). Conclusion: The results demonstrate the importance of the quality of mother's child-rearing attitude and language control styles for child's social competence. It is suggested that promotion programs to enhance preschool child's social competence should be developed in conjunction with the parenting related environment.

Factors that Influence the Type of Child Care Services and Child Care Expenses (보육서비스 유형 선택과 비용의 결정요인)

  • Park, Sun-Wook
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.831-847
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    • 2011
  • This study investigated the factors that influence child care expenses and the type of child care services used by preschool children. Data for this study was obtained from a questionnaire completed by mothers of preschool children during the spring of 2009. The data was analyzed by the following methods: $X^2$, ANOVA, multinominal logit analysis, and multiple regression analysis. The results of this study showed the significant factors that affected the types of child care services used by preschool children. These factors were the child's age, child's sex, mother's age, mother's educational level, mother's employment status, family income, type of residence, residential area, and family type. Monthly child care expenses for one child was an average of 374,000 won and it accounted for about 9 percent of their family income. The significant factors that affect child care expenses were the mother's educational level, the mother's employment status, the number of preschool children, family income, residential area, family type and the type of child care services.

The Mediated Effect of Ego Resiliency on the Association between Mother-child Communication and Preschool Children's Peer Competence (어머니-유아의 의사소통이 유아의 또래유능성에 미치는 영향: 자아탄력성의 매개효과)

  • Noh, Jee Young;Lee, Hee Sun
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.97-114
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    • 2017
  • Objective: This study examined the association between mother-child communication and preschool children's peer competence mediated by ego resiliency Methods: The data from 318 preschool age children and their mothers in Seoul and Gyung-Gi province were used for this study. Mothers reported mother-child communication using three subscales from the revised parent-child communication inventory(Barnes & Oslom, 1982). This study used four subscales from the Korea Personality Inventory for Children (KPI-C)in order to calculate children's ego resiliency and used six subscales from the Child Behavior Scales(Ladd & Profile, 1996). The data were analyzed using Multiple Regression in SPSS 19.0. Results: Positive mother-child communication predicted a higher level of children's ego resiliency and peer competence. Ego resiliency fully mediated the association between mother-child communication and prosocial competence, rejection against peers and insecurity. And positive mother-child communication predicted lower levels of children's aggression, dissociality and irritability. Its association was also mediated by ego resiliency. Conclusion/Implications: These findings indicated that a mother's positive communication with their child would enhance children's ego resiliency and peer competence in preschool children. Thus, the efforts to facilitate parents' positive communication skills in parent education can be promising for preschool children's positive development.

Children's Playfulness in Relation to Preschool Adjustment and Behavior Problems (유아의 놀이성, 적응, 그리고 문제 행동과의 관계성 연구)

  • Ahn, Hyo-Jin;Lim, Youn-Jin
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.31 no.2
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    • pp.53-68
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between children's playfulness, the degree of preschool adjustment and behavior problems. The subjects were 118 children from 3 child care centers and 5 kindergartens in Kyungbuk province. Children's playfulness was measured through the children's playfulness scale (CPS) and the level of preschool adjustment was measured through the preschool adjustment questionnaire (PAQ). The modified version of Kim's (2000) Preschool Behavior Questionnaire (PBQ), created by Behar and Stringfield (1974) was used to measure the acceptability of children's behaviors. The regression and correlation analysis was performed through the use of SPSS 12, and the findings are as follows. First, there exists a meaningful correlation between the children's playfulness, the degree of preschool adjustment, and the acceptability of behavior problems. Second, the degree of preschool adjustment appears to be a reliable predictor of children's playfulness.

Cultural Influences on Social Behaviors : A Study on Desirable Social Behaviors for Korean Preschool Children (한국 취학 전 아동의 바람직한 사회적 행동에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Ji Hyun
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.25 no.2
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    • pp.71-79
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    • 2004
  • The primary purpose of this study was to examine what social behaviors are valued within Korean culture for children of preschool age. The sample consisted of 40 mothers of preschool children and 40 preschool teachers. Two instruments were used : an open-ended interview and the Preschool Behavior Q-sort(Baumrind, 1968). Korean mothers and preschool teachers emphasized social behaviors based on cultural values. However, social behaviors that Korean mothers and preschool teachers emphasized were not, for the most part, the expected behaviors about respect for authority or obedience. Rather, they valued considerateness, politeness, mastery behaviors that represent another aspect of traditional values.

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Effects of Inhibition on Preschool Adjustment : Social Characteristics and Emotional Intelligence (유아의 성별에 따른 억제 성향 정도가 유치원 적응에 미치는 영향 : 사회적 특성·정서지능의 매개 효과 검증)

  • Lim, Won Shin;Min, Sung Hye
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.28 no.2
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    • pp.155-174
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    • 2007
  • This study explored effects of inhibited behavior on preschool adjustment and mediating effects of social characteristics and emotional intelligence on the relationship between inhibited behavior and preschool adjustment. The Inhibition Questionnaire (Park, 1998), The Social Attribute Checklist (Min, 1997), Emotion Questionnaire (Lee, 1997) and The Preschool Adjustment Questionnaire (Kim, 1996) were administered to 602 preschoolers (322 boys, 280 girls, 4-5 years of age). Descriptive statistics and hierarchical regression analysis were performed. Gender differences in adaptation to preschool by inhibited children were affirmed by results showing that inhibited boys have more difficulties adapting to preschool than inhibited girls. Social characteristics and emotional intelligence had mediating effects on the relationship between inhibited behavior and preschool adjustment.

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Relationship between Preschool Child-Mother Interaction, Child's Health Status, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Social Development (학령전기 아동과 어머니의 상호작용, 아동 건강 상태, 건강 관련 삶의 질 및 사회적 발달 간의 관계)

  • Park, Sunghee
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.255-263
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine relationship of preschool child and mother interaction, child's health status, health-related quality of life and social development. Also, it was intended to provide a basis for development of mother-child interaction programs. Methods: The present study was a descriptive research. Participants in this study were a convenience sample of 230 preschool children and their mothers. For the final analysis 209 questionnaires were used after eliminating questionnaires with incomplete responses. Data were analyzed using the SPSS 18.0 program. Results: The mean score for interaction between preschool child and mother was $3.96{\pm}0.55$ out of 5 points, for child health status, $3.75{\pm}0.62$ out of 5 points, for child's health-related quality of life, $83.89{\pm}10.20$ out of 100 points and for child's social development, $19.66{\pm}3.57$ out of 24 points. Positive correlations were found between interaction of preschool child and mother, child's health status, health-related quality of life, and social development. Conclusion: The results demonstrate the importance of the quality of the relationship between mother, the child's primary caregiver, and her child for the healthy growth and development of preschool children. It is suggested that intervention programs for preschool child-mother interaction should be developed using evidence based data.