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ERIC Number: EJ1214375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Educational and Psychological Risk Factors for South Korean Children and Adolescents
Phosaly, Linda; Olympia, Daniel; Goldman, Sarah
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v7 n2 p113-122 2019
To say that China, Malaysia, South Korea, and other East Asian countries have undergone immense change in the previous 20 years is an understatement. In fact, the phrase "The Four Asian Tigers" has been used to reference the rapidly emerging economies and changing cultures of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Currently, these countries support highly developed educational and scientifically minded communities to maintain continued progress. Traditional views of mental health coupled with a strong cultural emphasis on achievement and scientific progress exert significant psychological pressures across educational, familial, and institutional settings in this time of rapid growth. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), where the costs of rapid expansion and high educational expectations have also been associated with high levels of stress and other negative outcomes, including depression, anxiety, and suicide. This paper addresses the mental health and educational needs of students in South Korea, and particularly as these needs are communicated to various stakeholders in the country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea