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A study on mother's view and mediating behavior of paternal grandparents-grandchildren relationship (친조부모-손자녀관계에 대한 모의 관점 및 중재에 관한 연구 : 10대 자녀를 둔 모를 중심으로)

  • 서동인
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.34 no.2
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    • pp.153-166
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    • 1996
  • Mother's view and mediating behavior of paternal grandparents-grandchildren is explored by using data of 159 mothers who have children at teens. The analysis indicates as below. 1. Mothers highly except the roles of grandparents such as teaching values and family historians, role models for good life, influencing on the developing of self-identity of grandchildren. However mothers want grandparents keep distance from the lives of grandchildren. This may be double message to grandparents that they may find it uneasy to accomodate. 2. Grandchildren's role is expected very positively by mothers. 3. Mothers' mediating level of paternal grandparents-grandchildren relations is neutral and a little bit positive on the whole. Mothers' mediating behavior between grandfathers-grandchildren is associated with mothers' view on the importance of grandfathers in the lives of grandchildren and residence pattern. Mothers' mediating behavior between grandmothers-grandchildren is associated with mothers' view on the importance of grandmothers in the lives of grandchildren, grandchildren's role, the intimacy between mothers and grandmothers and residence pattern.

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The Experience of Paternity Fathers with Grandchildren (손자녀를 둔 남성의 부성경험에 관한 일 연구)

  • Hwang, Jung-Hae
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.25 no.4
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    • pp.87-99
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    • 2007
  • Using ethnographic methods, this study identifies the meaning of paternal experiences through a series of individual one to two hour interviews with men who have grandchildren. The interviewees consisted of twelve fathers from fifty to seventy years of age and the middle SES class. The results were as follows. First, adult-children-marriage and parent transitions were found to be important changes for men on their father's perception of their role as a father. Second, fathers with grandchildren felt happiness due to their grandchildren and held grandchildren as being important. Third, protecting and supporting their families was the main focus of paternity. Forth, the period of paternal experiences with grandchildren can be called "the stage of strong grandfather identity" because men who have grandchildren put more importance in the relationship with grandchildren than do their own adult-children, and grandchildren themselves play an important role in establishing male identity.

Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Behaviors of Grandmothers during Young Grandchildren-Grandmother Picture Book Reading (영유아 손자녀와 그림책읽기 시 조모의 언어적·비언어적 상호작용 분석 연구)

  • Kim, Hye Jin;Kim, Myoung Soon
    • Korean Journal of Childcare and Education
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.87-108
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    • 2018
  • Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate grandmothers' verbal and nonverbal behaviors during young grandchildren-grandmother picture book reading. Methods: Participants were fifty-two children aged 22-42 months and their grandmothers. The researcher visited participating children's homes or child care centers and videotaped grandchildren-grandmother book reading activities. Each grandmother read two picture books for each observation. Grandmother surveys were administered after the reading activities. Parent surveys were completed by parents and were returned to the researcher. Results: First, grandmothers began reading picture books to grandchildren when children were 6 to 11-months-old or 12 to 17-months-old. They spent 5 to 10 minutes or 10 to 15 minutes at a time reading books. Second, grandmothers' most frequent verbal behavior during young grandchildren-grandmother picture book reading was 'explaining,' followed by 'questioning,' and 'providing feedback,' in that order. Grandmothers' MLU-eojeol during grandchildren-grandmother reading was 2.56. Their most frequently used nonverbal behavior was 'pointing,' followed by 'gestures.' Lastly, there was a significant difference in grandmothers' verbal and nonverbal behaviors during grandchildren-grandmother reading, depending on the grandmothers' characteristics. Conclusion/Implications: Grandmothers use various verbal and nonverbal behaviors during grandchildren-grandmother picture book reading activities, and there are significant differences in grandmothers' verbal and nonverbal behaviors with grandchildren based on grandmothers' characteristics.

Grandparents' Difficulties in Rearing Grandchildren in South Jeolla Rural Areas (농촌지역 조부모-손자녀 가정 유아의 양육에 대한 조부모의 어려움)

  • Seo, Hyun
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.13-27
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    • 2009
  • This study purposed to survey grandparents' difficulties in parenting their grand children at grandparent-grandchild households in South Jeolla rural areas. This study was conducted through in-depth interviews from January to October, 2008. The subjects were eight grandparents living with their grandchildren in Boseong-gun, Gangjin-gun, Yeonggwang-gun, Hampyeong-gun, Haenam-gun and Damyang-gun in South Jeolla province. The results are as follows: the grandparents' difficulties in parenting grandchildren are divided into four categories of variable factors: 'Difficulties related to grandparents themselves'; 'Difficulties related to their grandchildren'; 'Difficulties related to early childhood education institution: and 'Difficulties related to their grandchildren's peer group or surrounding people'. The main difficulties in these categories are 'poor, aging and weak conditions of grandparents: 'conflicts in their parenting attitude to have compassion on grandchildren: 'grandparents' not enough educational support to grandchildren due to their ignorance about today's education system: and 'anxiety about the possibility for their grandchildren to be abandoned once again.' These results can be used as a piece of basic information for desirable supports to grandparent-grandchild households.

Basic Analysis on Implementation Process of Case Management for Strengthening the Function of Grandparent and Grandchildren Family (조손가족 기능강화를 위한 사례관리 실천 과정 기초분석)

  • Park, Su-Sun
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.31 no.2
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    • pp.41-57
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    • 2013
  • This paper analyzed the implementation process of experts managing the case of grandparent and grandchildren families in the case management process, as the useful approach to strengthen the function of grandparent and grandchildren family. The methodology were the analysis on 6 management cases by step and the analysis on the interview with 3 experts implementing the case management on grandparent and grandchildren families. As a result, major complaints from grandparent and grandchildren families were basic livelihood and economy area, physical and mental health area, child care and education area and culture area. The service goals were set by such classification and support service was provided using the internal and external resources. The case management process was effective for improving the satisfaction on life by positively changing the grandchildren and promoting the psychological and emotional stability. 6 cases were under the post management after the analysis was completed and linked to the program 'Reinforcement of Family Ability of Grandparent and Grandchildren Family.' In accordance with the interview with the experts in case management, the grandparent and grandchildren family case management was characterized by high dependency and difficulty in expressing the desires. They required the long-term approach as well as the approach to restore the relationship with the original family.

Adversities Experienced by Grandchildren in Korean Grandparent-Grandchildren Families and their Family Resilience

  • Jung, Min-ja
    • International Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.17 no.2
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    • pp.17-30
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    • 2016
  • This study was conducted to make a policy proposal for Korean grandparent-grandchildren families, analyzing what adversities adolescent grandchildren suffer when living in a grandparent-grandchild family, the types of Korean families and how family resilience appears as family power. In order to conduct this study, 20 consenting adolescents were selected for an interview from grandparent-grandchildren families recommended by the U City Healthy Family Support Center. This study suggests the following conclusions. First, we discussed divorce, death, financial bankruptcy related stress, economic difficulties in the present family, accidents involving family members of a grandparent-grandchild family, grandparents' serious disease, death, family conflicts and family comparisons with friends. Second, in the domain of family resilience, desire to maintain the family appeared as a Korean value. In addition, efforts to bond as an emotional family and grandchildren's attitudes of gratitude to grandparents are also expressed. However, family conversation appears weak due to the generation gap between adolescents and grandparents or complications from family stress. Third, the resilience in the family organization appeared weak since there are relatively insufficient socio-economic resources to support the family. This study makes several suggestions for family policies and shows the necessity to develop policies that reflect the needs of grandchildren and grandparents.

Comparison of Grandmothers' Subjective Health Status, Depression, Quality of Life and Conflict with Their Children Depending on Whether Raising Grandchildren or Not (손자녀 양육 여부에 따른 조모의 주관적 건강상태, 우울, 삶의 질 및 자녀와의 갈등 비교)

  • Choe, Hye-Jeong
    • Korean Parent-Child Health Journal
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.80-87
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: This research compared the degrees of grandmothers' subjective health status, depression, quality of life and conflict with their children between the grandmothers who take full charge of raising their grandchildren and the grandmothers who don't and was being conducted to provide the basic data of arbitration for health improvement of grandmothers raising grandchildren. Methods: The study participants was 30 grandmothers who take full charge of raising the grandchildren and 30 grandmothers who don't of grandchildren. Grandmothers' subjective health status, depression, quality of life and conflict with their children between the grandmothers was measured by measurement tools developed by previous research. Data collecting were measured by self-report questionnaire. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, Pearson correlation coefficient by SPSS 23.0. Results: The depression score of grandmothers raising grandchildren was $26.60{\pm}12.04$, which was significantly higher than that of $19.57{\pm}7.04$ grandmothers were not raising grandchildren (t=2.76, p=.008). Also the conflict score of between children and grandmothers raising grandchildren was $30.70{\pm}10.72$, which was significantly higher than that of $22.43{\pm}6.40$ between children and grandmothers were not raising grandchildren (t=3.63, p=.001). Conclusion: The results showed that a solution to intervene the depression and conflict with their children of the grandmother who raise their grandchildren is needed.

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A study on mothers' view on grandparents' role and grandsons' role : comparative study according to lineage. (10대자녀를 둔 모가 기대하는 조부모역할과 손자녀역할 : 친조부모.외조부모에 따른 비교연구)

  • 서동인
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.34 no.4
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    • pp.357-371
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    • 1996
  • This study explores the perspective of mothers who have children at teens concerning grandparents' role and grandchildren's role, especially focusing on the similarity and difference according to lineage. The analysis indicates as below. 1. Mothers highly expect the roles of grandparents which are related to the developing of self-identity of grandchildren at teens. There is much similarity between mothers; view on paternal grandparents' role and maternal grandparents' role. However the results support that paternal grandparents' role is more central than maternal grandparents in influencing to the development of self identity of grandchildren. 2. Grandchildren's role toward paternal grandparents is expected much more positively than grandchildrens' role toward maternal grandparents. 3. Mother's perspective on grandparents' role and grandchildren's role is associated with mother's view on the importance of grandparents in the lives of grandchildren.

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Grandchildren Caregivers' Subjective Well-being (손자녀를 양육하는 노인의 주관적 안녕감)

  • Cho, Yoon-Joo
    • Korean Family Resource Management Association
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    • v.10 no.3
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    • pp.1-21
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the variables which account for grandchildren caregivers' subjective well-being. The subjects of this research were 100 grandmothers who are currently caring for grandchildren. The instruments used for this study were 'Job Content Questionnaire' by Karasek(1979), 'Family Support Inventory for Worker' by King, Mattimore, King, & Adams(1995), 'Social Support Scale' by Park(1985) and 'Psychological Positive Functioning' by Ryff(1989). Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlations and hierarchical multiple regression. The major results of this study are as follows; First, grandchildren caregiving's demand level was negatively related to grandmothers' subjective well-being, but it's control and support level were positively related to them. Second, the variables that explained grandchildren caregivers' sutjective well-being were their marital status, income, material reward, and family support. When they had a husband, the more money they had, and with more rewards for caregiving plus family support given, the more positive subjective well-being they had.

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A Phenomenological Study on the Adult Grandchildren' Experiences with Grandparents Cohabitation (성인 손자녀의 조부모 동거 경험에 대한 현상학적 연구)

  • Cho, Yoon-Joo
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.27 no.2
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    • pp.293-303
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    • 2009
  • This study reported phenomenological analysis of the interviews with 26 adult grandchildren who had(or have) a cohabitation with grandparents. The research question was what adult grandchildren experienced in living with grandparents. Results indicated that "the aged" was described as generous and wise person, so they had positive attitude toward the elderly. Participants perceived level of benefits of the coresidence with grandparents were higher than the costs in instrumental, material, and emotional supports. The relationship between grandparents and parents was generally intimate. It makes adult grandchildren advocate parents living together in the future. But adult grandchildren plan to get along independently when they grow old.