Department of Child Studies

      The Department of Child Studies offers a wide range of courses focusing on the development of infants and children within the family, peer-group, and school settings. The department also concentrates on a dynamic understanding of various families and interpersonal relationships in a rapidly changing society. The major objective of the department is to prepare students to gain the knowledge to become educators, leaders, and professionals within the following child and family areas:

          □ Infancy and child care education
          □ Child counseling
          □ Child welfare and policy
          □ Healthy family support policy
          □ Family life education and family counseling.  

Careers after Graduation

      Students can earn national certificates such as Child Care Educator and Healthy Family Specialist, promoting career opportunities in child care centers and nursery facilities and Healthy Family Support Centers. Additionally, student can earn other certificates including Child and Adolescent Counselor, Family Counselor, and Family Life Educator. Graduates of our department work in social facilities for children and adolescents, and centers attending to women and family needs. Furthermore, 10 percent of our graduates obtain a license as a secondary school teacher. Some of our graduates enter graduate school in areas of Human Ecology, Child and Family Development, as well as the College of Education studying Human Ecology Education.

Outlook

    □ Due to the increasing number of working mothers, there is a growing need for child care facilities and infant nursery facilities, as well as attention on the quality of these programs.
    □ Due to increasing rate of divorce and domestic violence, as well as other issues facing families, there is an increased need for preparing our students in Preventive Education of Child and Family Issues, Child and Family Counseling and Healthy Family Support services.
    □ With running and expanding the Child and Family Center, there are growing needs for faculty who are leaders in infant and children's needs, child and family counseling, and other services for helping families in the community.

Necessity and Purpose

  The change of the nurturing environment and the increase in nurturing demand:

    □ Increased family instability and increased problems of the welfare of children in these families
    □ Increased attention to improve the quality of early childhood  eduction
    Increases in child and family problems and the demand of counseling
    □ Children's psychological and emotional needs arising from rapid changes in our culture and social environment.
    □ Family instability and the increase of other family problems as a result of the increasing divorce rate in Korea.
    Focusing on providing skills, knowledge and leadership to our students
    This department seeks to prepare specialists who can effectively deal with the changes of today's families, focusing on early childhood needs, child counseling, and family counseling.
    □ Fostering the development of quality child care and education
    □ Fostering the skills for child counseling with the ability to work with both special needs children and gifted children.
    □ Fostering the skills for family counseling attending to both prevention and intervention to promote healthy family functioning.

Empowering the Department

 

YoungHwan Yee

EDUCATION

    B. S.      in Home Management, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University.
    M. S.     in Home Management, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University.
    Ph. D.    in Child Development, Kyunghee University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    □ present.                Professor, Department of Child Studies College of Home Economics,
                                   Chonbuk National University
    □ 2004. - 2007. Director, Child Educare Center
    □ 2007. - 2009. President, Center for Teacher's Education in Child Educare
                                  in Chonbuk National University
    □ 2007. - 2009. Dean,  College of Home Economics, Chonbuk National University

TEACHING COURSES

    Child Development
    Parent Education
    Introduction of Child Care & Education

RESEARCH AREAS

    Child Development
    Father
    Wood Work
    Attachment

JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Yee, Y. H. & Hwang, S. H.(2013). Influence of Parents’ Educational Involvement and School Life Satisfaction on the Self-Direct Learning Ability of Children. Journal of Korean Council for Children & Rights. 17(3). pp.417-437

    Yee, Y. H. & Lee, H. S.(2013). The relationships between fathers an children with internet addition. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education. 9(1). 129-148.

    Lee, H. S., & Yee, Y. H.(2013). The Experience of Fathers who Have Children with Internet Addiction. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education. 9(5). 437-460.

    Yee, Y. H., S, H. A., & Youn, J. G.(2013). A Study on Present Situation and Development of National Childcare Curriculum. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education. 9(3). 309-342.

    Kim, K. S., & Yee, Y. H..(2013). The Effects of the Theraplay on the Affection Improvement between Mothers and their Infants : Around Low-income Families. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education. 9(1). 5-23.

    Yee, Y. H.(2012). A Comparative Study on Time of Child Caring between Father and Mother. Journal of Korean Council for Children & Rights. 16(3). pp.471-495.

    Yee, Y. H.(2011). The Actual Condition and Development Direction of A Community Child Center. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education. 7(3). 67-100.

 

Hyejeong Chung

EDUCATION

    Ph. D.    in Family Studies, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University
    M. S.     in Home Economics, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
    B. S.      in Home Economics, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2013 ~ .       Head of Women Students’ Career Development Center, Chonbuk National University
    2011 ~ 2012. President Korean Association of Family Therapy
    2009 ~ .       Director, Jeonju Healthy Family Support Center
    2007 ~ 2010. Editor, Korean Journal of Family Therapy
    2007 ~ .       Mediator, Mediation Committee on Divorce, Jeonju District Court
    2004 ~ 2005. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Child and Family Development, University of Georgia
    1997 ~ .       Professor, Department of Child Studies at present from Full-time lecturer

TEACHING COURSES

    Family Counseling
    Couple Education
    Families and Gender
    Family Life Education
    Theories of Strong Family
    Counseling for Families with Adolescents

RESEARCH AREAS

    Family Counseling
    Family of Origin Experiences
    Self-Differenciation
    Family Life Education

PUBLICATION

    Lee, SH. & Chun, YJ. & Chung, H. & Shin, SI, et al. (2013). The profession of family therapy in South Korea: Current status and future directions. Contemporary Family Therapy,35 , 388-399.

    Lee, J.Y. & Chung, H. (2013). Mediating effects of adult-child relationship and the association between marital adjustment and mental health of elderly couples: An application of the actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Korean Home Management Association, 31(1), 129-147.

    Kim, S. & Chung, H. (2013). Exploring the relationships among mindfulness, congruence, and marital intimacy. Korean Journal of Family Therapy, 21(2), 203-229.

    Chung, H. (2012). Conversation of analysis of a solution-focused family therapy case. Korean Journal of Family Therapy, 20(1), 85-109.

    Chung, H. & Gale, Jerry (2009). Family functioning and self-differentiation: A cross-cultural examination. Contemporary Family Therapy,31 , 19-33.

    Cho, E. & Chung, H. (2009). Self-differentiation and marital satisfaction mediated the effect of family-of-origin health on psychological well-being. Korean Journal of Family Relations, 13(4), 105-132.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

    Chung, H. and 3 others. (2012). Foundations of Family Therapy (2nded.). Seoul: Hakjisa..

Jin-Suk Lee

EDUCATION

    Ph. D.    in Child Development, Kyunghee University
    M. S.     in Family and Child Studies, Seoul National University
    B. S.      in Home management, Seoul National University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2013 ~ .       Head of childcare support center in Chonbuk National University.
    2011 ~ 2012. Vice-Dean of College of Home Economics, Chonbuk National University.
    2009 ~ 2010. Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Child and Family Studies, Michigan State University.
    2005 ~ .       Assistant, Associate, Full Professor at Dept. of Child Studies, Chonbuk National University.
    2000 ~ 2005. Assistant Professor in Jeonbuk Science College.
    1996 ~ 2000. Lecturer in Dept of Home Economics, Chonbuk National University.
    1993 ~ 1996. Lecturer in Dept of Home Management, Ulsan University

TEACHING COURSES

    Child welfare
    Child counseling
    Play therapy
    Parent education
    Theory and practicum of play therapy
    Sand Play therapy
    Multiculturalism

RESEARCH AREAS

    Child Welfare
    Child Counseling
    Multiculturalism

JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Lee, J. S. & Kim, E. J. (2013). The effects of children’s temperament, parent-child communication styles, and peer relationships on children’s happiness. Korean Journal of Child Studies, 22(5), 433-445.

    Chun, E. C. & Lee, H. J. & Lee, J. S. (2012). Analysis of trends in anger control program among children, Korean council for Children’s Rights. 16(1), 73-95.

    Hwang, Y. D. & Lee, J. S. (2012). The mediating effects of megative automatic thoughts on the relationships between father’s communication style and children’s happiness. Korean Journal of Child Studies, 33(1), 233-236.

    Lee, J. S. & Lee, S. Y. & Rho, J. O. (2012). The effects of body weight status, perception of body shape and satisfaction of body shape on obesity stress, self-esteem among male and female middle school students, Korea Journal of Human Ecology, 21(6), 1223-1234.

    Lee, J. S. & B, Desiree. & Qin. (2011). A study of place attachment to home, acculurative stress and psychological adjustment among Korean youth in the USA. Korean Journal of Child Studies, 32(6), 33-48.

    Lee, J. S. & Chun, E. C. (2010). The relationships between children’s attachment to mother, anger and emotional · behavioral problems. Journal of Korean Home Management Association, 28(6), 157-167.

Jin-Young Chae

EDUCATION

    Ph. D.    in Child Studies, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University
    M. A.     in Developmental Psychology (focus on young children), Teachers College, Columbia University
    B. S.      in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, School of Education, New York University (cum laude)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2012 ~ .       Member of Evaluating Committee of Public Child Care Center in Jeonju-si
    2011 ~ .       Assistant Professor, Dept. of Child Studies, College of Human Ecology,
                      Chonbuk National University
    2010 ~ 2011. Part-time instructor, Dept. of Child Development & Familiy Studies,
                      College of Human Ecology, Seoul Nationa University
    2006 ~ 2011. Researcher & Full-time instructor, Dept. of English, Language Education Center,
                      Language Education Institute, Seoul National University.
    2002 ~ 2004. Director, Tri-Lingual Kids, Seoul, Korea
    1999 ~ 2002. Teacher, School of Tomorrow, Seoul, Korea
    1997 ~ 1999. Teacher, Christ Church Day School, New York, U.S.A.

TEACHING COURSES

    Curriculum in Child Care
    Teaching Language*
    Field Seminar / Supervision in Classroom Teaching
    Children’s Health Education*
    Developing Teaching Materials for Young Children*
    Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood Setting
    *taught in English only

RESEARCH AREAS

    Early Childhood Education and Care
    Social Development
    Attachment

JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Chae, J. Y. (2013). The influence of teacher efficacy and stress coping strategies on job satisfaction of teachers in early childhood education and care. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education, 9(6), 223-241.

    Chae, J. Y. (2013). Children’s peer victimization and bullying - Examining the moderating effect of abuse by parents and teachers. The Korean Journal of Human Development, 20(2), 71-86.

    Chae, J. Y. (2013). The influences of fathers’ parenting behavior, communication with father, and the self-concept of middle school students on their life satisfaction. Journal of Korean Home Management Association, 31(1), 39-48.

    Chae, J. Y. & Kwon, H. J. (2012). A comparative study of job satisfaction and stress coping strategies of teachers in early childhood education and care according to their personality types. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education, 8(3), 5-23.

    Chae, J. Y. (2012). Children’s academic stress and aggression: Examining the moderating effect of attachment to parents. The Korean Journal of the Human Development, 19(1), 71-87.

    Chae, J. Y. (2012). The influences of parental interest in children’s weight, children’s appearance schema, and eating habit on depression. Korean Journal of Human Ecology, 21(1), 15-25.

    Chae, J. Y. & Lee, K. Y. (2011). Impacts of Korean fathers' attachment and parenting behavior on their children's social competence. Social Behavior and Personality. 39(5), 627-644.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

    Choi, N. Y., Chae, J. Y., Cho, Y. S., & Han, S. A. (2012). Teaching Language for Young Children. Seoul: Sigma press.

    Kwon, H. J., Kim, H. R., Cheon, S. Y., Chae, J. Y., Chyung, Y. J., & Han, Y. J. (2012). Child Safety. Seoul: Changjisa.

    Kwon, H. J., Kim, H. R., Cheon, S. Y., Chae, J. Y., Chyung, Y. J., & Han, Y. J. (2011). Safety and Health Education for Young Children. Seoul: Changjisa.

    Yi, S. H., Choi, N. Y., Chae, J. Y., Cho, Y. S., & Han, S. A. (2010). Curriculum for Teaching Bilingual Children. Seoul: Hakjisa.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

    Chae, J. Y., Kim, H. R., Kwon, H. J., & Han, Y. J. (February, 2014). The Influence of ECEC Teachers’ Science Education Knowledge, Scientific Attitude, and Anxiety about Science Activity on Science Efficacy in Early Childhood Education. Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Teacher Education Conference 2014. Dubai, UAE.

    Chae, J. Y. (December, 2013). The Influence of Mindfulness of Pregnant Women in the Third Trimester Pregnancy on Negative Psychological Adjustment: Examining a Mediating Effect of Romantic Attachment. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2013 Korean Association of Human Development.

    Chae, J. Y. (August, 2013). The influence of childhood attachment and romantic attachment of Korean couples on their fetal attachment. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 6th International Attachment Conference, Pavia, Italy.

    Chae, J. Y. (June, 2012). Life satisfaction of Korean adolescents, paternal parenting behavior and communication style. Paper session presented at the conference of the 2012 Korean Home Management Association, Seoul, Korea.

    Chae, J. Y. (May, 2012). Victims and Bullying: Examining the moderating effect of abuse by parents. Poster presented at the conference of the 2012 Korean Association of Child Studies, Seoul, Korea.

    Chae, J. Y. (Nov. 2011). Children’s academic stress and aggression: Examining the moderating effect of attachment to parents. Poster presented at the conference of the 2011 Korean Association of Human Development, Seoul, Korea.

    Chae, J. Y. & Lee, K. Y. (Aug. 2011). Intergenerational transmission of attachment in Korean father-child dyads: Examining fathers' parenting behaviors as mediators. Paper session presented at the meeting of the 5th International Attachment Conference, Oslo, Norway.

YU-JIN JEONG

EDUCATION

    Ph. D.    in Human Development & Family Sciences, Oregon State University, OR, USA
    M. A.     in Child Development and Family Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
    B. S.      in Child Development and Family Sciences , Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2013 ~ .       Assistant Professor, Department of Child Studies, Chonbuk National University
    2011 ~ .2013 Postdoctoral Scholar (Supervisor: Dr. Aldwin, Carolyn), School of Social and Behavioral'                   Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
    2009 ~ 2011. Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Le Bourdais, Celine), Department of Sociology, McGill University, QC, Canada
    2009.           Graduate Evaluation Assistant (Supervisors: Dr. Gray, Lizbeth & Dr. Braverman, Marc),
                      College of Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
    2003 ~ 2009. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Human Development and Family Sciences,
                      Oregon State University
    2007.           Graduate Research Assistant (Supervisor: Dr. Walker, Alexis J.),
                      Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University
    2000 ~ 2002. Online Program Developer/Coordinator,Cyber Education Center,
                      Sookmyung Women’s University, South Korea

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    2011 ~ 2013. Postdoctoral Scholar, Project Title: Stress, Coping, Health and Optimal Aging &
                      Religion/Spirituality and Congestive Heart Failure: Physiological Pathways of Health
                      (Principal Investigator: Dr. Carolyn Aldwin),
                      Human Development and Family Sciences Oregon State University

    2009 ~ 2011. Postdoctoral Fellow, Project Title: Living Arrangement of Young Adults in Canada
                      (Principal Investigator: Dr. Celine Le Bourdais), Sociology, McGill University, Canada

    2006.           Research Intern, Project Title: Transition to Adulthood
                      (Principal Investigator: Dr. Settertsen, Richard), Human Development and Family,
                      Science Oregon State University

    2005.           Research Intern, Project Title: Oregon Even Start Statewide Evaluation
                      (Supervisors: Dr. Richards, Leslie N. & Dr. Sano, Yoshie),
                      Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University

RESEARCH AREAS

    Immigrant Families
    Aging and Families
    Family Stress
    Longitudinal Research Methods

TEACHING COURSES

    Comprehensive Study of Adolescence
    Family Policy in Korea*
    Family Relations
    Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies
    Aging & Families*
    Gender and Families (Graduate level)
    *taught in English only

JOURNAL ARTICLES

    Jeong, Y., Hamplova, D., & Le Bourdais, C. (In press). Diversity of young adults’ living arrangement: Roles of ethnicity and immigration status. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

    Jeong, Y, You, H., & Kwon, Y. (In press). One family in two countries: Mothers in Korean transnational families. Ethnic and Racial Studies.

    Aldwin, C. M., Jeong, Y., Igarashi, H., & Spiro III, A. (2014). Do hassles and uplifts change with age?: Longitudinal findings from the NAS. Psychology and Aging, 29(1), 57-71. doi: 10.1037/a0035042

    Jeong, Y. & Alan, C. A. (2014). Academic achievement trajectories of adolescents from Mexican and East Asian immigrant families. Educational Review. 66(2), 226-244. doi:10.1080/00131911.2013.769936

    Jeong, Y. & You, H. (2013). The influence of family capital on children’s working memory in new immigrant families in the United States. International Journal of Human Ecology, 14, 41-51.

    Jeong, Y., Zvonkovic, A. M., Sano, Y., & Acock, A. C. (2013). The occurrence and frequency of overnight job travel in the USA. Work, Employment and Society, 27(1), 138-152.

    Chin, Y., Lee, N., & Jeong, Y. (2011). Parent-child relationships and acculturation in Asian American families: A meta-analysis. Journal of Korean Family Relations, 16(2), 19-34.

MANUSCRIPTS IN REVISION, UNDER REVIEW AND IN PREPARATION

    Nath, R., Jeong, Y., Igarashi, H., Proulx, J., Aldwin, C. M., & Spiro III, A. (In revision). Cross-lagged examination of total cholesterol and depressive symptoms: Findings from the Normative Aging Study

    Aldwin, C. M. , Jeong, Y. Igarashi, H., , Choun, S. Spiro III, A (Under review) Do Hassles Mediate between Life Events and Mortality in Late Life? Longitudinal Findings from the VA Normative Aging Study. Experimental Gerongoloty.

    Jeong, Y. Aldwin, C. M. Igarashi, H., & Spiro III, A. (In preparation). Trajectories of hassles and uplifts in relation to mortality: The VA Normative Aging Study.

    Jeong, Y. (In preparation). Language use patterns in immigrant parent-child dyads: Roles of country of origin, acculturation, and family.

    Jeong, Y., Igarashi, H., Nath, R., & Toyokawa, N. (In preparation). Functional disability among older Asian immigrants in the United States: Commonality and Variability

    Jeong, Y. (In preparation). The first child-pregnancy and raising experiences and the timing of the second-child birth.

    Jeong, Y. (In preparation). When parents are not home: Parental job characteristics, parenting, and youth’s Internet use.

    Jeong, Y. (In preparation). Family experiences in childhood and psychological well-being in adulthood.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

    Popp, T., You, H., & Jeong, Y (2013). The relations between parental involvement, dissatisfaction, and inefficacy and children's social emotional functioning in early intervention. Society of Research on Child Development.

    Jeong, Y., Igarashi, H., Nath, Ritwik, & Toyokawa, N. (2012, November). Ethnicity, capital, acculturation, and functional disability among older Asian immigrants in the US. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

    Jeong, Y. Aldwin, C. M. Igarashi, H., & Spiro III, A. (2012, November). Trajectories of hassles and uplifts in relation to mortality: The VA Normative Aging Study. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

    Jeong, Y. (2012, November). Parent-child language use patterns in immigrant families. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Councils on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

    Jeong, Y. (2011, November). Is it Ok to shoot someone?: Influences of family and school on the willingness to use a gun. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the National Councils on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

    Jeong, Y., Hamplova, D., & Le Bourdais, C. (2011, June). Diversity of young adults’ living arrangement: Roles of ethnicity and immigration status. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of Canadian Population Society. Fredericton, NB, Canada

    Jeong, Y. & You, H. (2011, April). The influence of parental capital and literacy environment on children’s cognitive development in new immigrant families. Society for Research on Child Development. Montreal, QC, Canada.

LEE-JIN KIM

EDUCATION

    Ph. D.    in Child Studies, College of Human Ecology, Seoul National University
    M. A.     in Developmental Psychology (focus on young children), Teachers College, Columbia University
    B. S.      in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, School of Education, New York University (cum laude)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2015 ~ .       Assistant Professor, Department of Child Studies, Chonbuk National University
    2010 ~ 2015. Research Professor of Institute of Social & Emotional Development, Korea University.
    2010 ~ 2015. Manager of Mind Brain Learning Center.
    1999 ~ 2010. Assistant Director of Mind Brain Learning Center.

RESEARCH AREAS

    Play Therapy
    Child Counseling
    Parent Counseling & Education
    Social-Emotional Development
    Attachment

TEACHING COURSES

    Play Therapy
    Children’s Play
    Group Counseling
    Art Therapy
    Research Methodology in Child and Family Studies

JOURNAL ARTICLES

    The relationship of children's temperament and self-regulation: The mediating effects of teacher-child relationship and mothers' fostering behavior. The journal of research for human development, 19(1), 89-104.

    Self-directed learning ability scale development and propriety research for elementary students. The journal of research for human development. 19(4), 227-245.

    The relationship of father's attachment to infant and paternal attachment of parent attachment in childhood: The mediating effects of father's spousal support. Early Childhood Education Research & Review, 18(4), 55-73.

    Effects of mother's perfectionism and parenting beliefs on children's social ability. Journal of Korean Child Care and Education, 10(1), 183-199.

    The impact of ego-resilience, psychological well-being and job stress of childcare teachers on professionalism awareness. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 7(2), 263-282.

    The satisfaction scale development and validity study of participants at multi-cultural support centers. The journal of research for human development, 20(3), 119-142.

    Maternal perceptions and expectations concerning children's play and support needed for its facilitation. Korean Journal of Play Therapy, 15(2), 153-170.

    Childhood play experience, play-related perceptions and child perception of mothers of children between preschool through third grade and their mother-child play condition. Korean Journal of Play Therapy, 14(2), 37-58.

    The relationships of mother's ethnocultural empathy and child's social competence. Multicultural Education Studies, 4(2), 1-15.

    A Study on the Development and Effects of a Parenting Training Program for Improving Parent-Child Relationships in Multi-cultural Families. Korean Association of Child Studies, 32(1), 32-49.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

    Kim, LJ. & 8 others. (2015). I-You-We: Elementary personality education program (grades 1-2). Seoul: Kyoyukkwahaksa.

    Kim, LJ. & 4 others. (2014). Children's Mental Health. Seoul: Yangseowon.

    Kim, LJ. & 13 others. (2012). Issues of human development. Seoul: Hakjisa.

    Kim, LJ. & 3 others. (2010). Young Children Socail Education. Seoul: Sinjung.