KOREAN'S SELF-CONCEPT IN THE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP: AFTER THE IMF PERIOD
 
Hamm, B.M., and Park, Y.S., Inha University and Kim, U., Chung-Ang University, Korea
 
The purpose of this research is to examine Korean's self-concept within their family. An open-ended questionnaire asks the respondents to write the phrases when they think of the target person (e.g., father, mother, siblings, and child) and self-perception. A total of 623 students (e.g., elementary school students: N = 148, junior high school students: N = 129, senior high school students N = 144, and college students N = 200) and 842 their parents (e.g., Fathers: N = 421 and 421 Mothers: N = 421) participated in this research. The results are as follows: First, the phrase "conquest" is found to have the highest percentage follow by "comfort", "constraint", and "feeling sorry" for the question of self in the presence of the father. Second, the phrase "comfort" is found to have the highest percentage follow by "conquest" and "filial piety" for the question of self in the presence of mother. Third, the phrase "pride" is found to have the highest percentage follow by "responsibility" and "carefulness" for the question of self in the presence of children. Lastly, the phrase "loneliness", is found to have the highest percentage follow by "leisure", and "speculation" are found for the question of self in the presence of being alone for the question of self in the presence of being alone.