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ERIC Number: ED433086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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The Classification and Understanding of Korean Proverbs Representing a Parent-Child Relationship.
Cho, Bok Hee; Lee, Jin Sook; Lee, Hong Sook; Ahn, Sun Hee
This study investigated Koreans' understanding of and agreement with Korean proverbs concerning the parent-child relationship. Ninety-five proverbs were selected from literature and categorized into nine areas: value of a child, affection toward a child, boy-preference, positive or negative affection toward a daughter, importance of a child's education, difficulty of child rearing, parent's identification, the value of discipline, and filial piety. Over 400 married Koreans were asked if they had any understanding of each proverb and to rate the degree to which they agreed with its underlying value. Findings indicated that subjects showed a high level of understanding of proverbs representing affection toward a child, importance of a child's education, and filial piety; the degree of agreement tended to be relatively high but varied with subjects' demographic variables. Age and education were particularly influential variables with all proverbs. Older subjects tended to agree with expressing affection toward a child, the difficulty of child rearing, preferring boys, and authoritative control and filial piety. They tended to rate low the value of children and daughters. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea