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2019, Vol.15, No.4

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    A Qualitative Research on Problem-Solving Therapy Program Process to Manage Depression among the Elderly Living Alone

    Yeon Ok Lim | 2019, 15(4) | pp.1~24 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study aims to implement the problem-solving therapy (PST) for the depressed elderly living alone as a suicidal high-risk group and suggest the ways to perform the PST program effectively and efficiently. For this purpose, 7 social workers performed PST to 16 depressed elderly living alone in Chuncheon, and their intervention records were qualitatively analyzed. Based on the participant’s attitude and response as well as difficulties in progress, the followings were suggested: (1) to make the participants understood the difference between PST and general counseling, to confirm the appropriateness of the subject by evaluating their cognitive function level, to become proficient in the knowledge of aging and the aged as well as PST manuals, to update PST manuals and simplify worksheets, and to develop the curriculum that allows for sufficient learning about problem-solving process. Therefore, this study suggests how social workers in welfare agencies can conduct PST for the aged more efficiently.
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    Neglectful Parenting and Depressive Mood in Children - The Mediating Effect of a Rights-Respecting School and Self-esteem -

    YU HANBYEOL | Sangwon Kim | LEE, YANG HEE | 2019, 15(4) | pp.25~45 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract
    This study was conducted to explore the structural relationships among neglectful parenting, rights-respecting school environment, self-esteem, and depressive mood, focusing on the mediating effect of rights-respecting school and self-esteem in the relationship between neglectful parenting and child’s depressive mood. The responses from 3,799 elementary school students (4th–6th grade), extracted from the 2016 Survey on the Rights of Children and Youth, were used for analysis. According to the findings, children with neglectful parenting were more likely to suffer from depressive mood. A rights-respecting school environment and self-esteem significantly mediated the pathway between neglectful parenting and depressive mood in children, and the sequential mediating effect was also significant. This finding contributes to promoting public attention to the importance of intervention against neglectful parenting. Further, the establishment of a rights-respecting school environment and self-esteem training was suggested to reduce the negative influence of child neglect.
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    A Review of Refugee Policy in South Korea - Focused on Yemeni Refugees in Jeju -

    HONG JEONG HWA | Eun Hye Kim | 2019, 15(4) | pp.47~62 | number of Cited : 7
    Abstract
    This study focuses on the Korean refugee policy that now attracts a public attention due to the case of Yemeni refugees on the Island of Jeju, Korea. In 2018, about 500 Yemeni refugees came to Jeju island with a visa-exempt status, which has generated various issues related to refugees causing great concern and conflict in Korean society. The refugee problem is not confined to Korea but a global problem, and many countries are exploring various ways to resolve the problem. The purpose of this study is to investigate the current situation and limitations of refugee policies in South Korea by examining the case of Yemeni refugees on Jeju and then to suggest alternatives for their resolution.
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    Government's Priorities and Policy Directions for Disaster Safety in Korea

    HWANG CHANGHO | 2019, 15(4) | pp.63~81 | number of Cited : 3
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    This study aimed to suggest the government's priorities and policy directions for disaster safety in Korea. The results of the analysis are as follows. First, in the area of policy tasks, “society with safety experience” ranked highest, followed by “win-win society with technology-based safety”, and “society with future sustainable safety”. In the area of policy tools, human factors ranked highest, followed by financial factors, legal institutional factors, and organizational factors. According to the importance analysis of the sub-categories of policy tasks and tools, “widespread safety culture in life” ranked highest, followed by “development of public security services,” and “re-establishment of safety standard s. This study is expected to provide the future government in Korea with the basic data for establishing policy directions and agenda for disaster safety.
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    Accuracy Improvement of Water Level Measuring Method Using Stereo CCTV System

    Kim, Kyou Jeon | Choi, Seok-keun | LEE SOUNG KI and 2other persons | 2019, 15(4) | pp.83~93 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract
    Recently, problems have arisen in small and medium-sized reservoirs used for agriculture, such as cave-in incidents during local heavy rainfalls, owing to its deterioration and safety degradation. In this study, we acquired stereo images using stereo closed-circuit television (CCTV) and developed an automatic system that can measure water level changes in order to efficiently manage small and medium-sized reservoirs that are vulnerable to disasters. The system was developed using the unified modeling language (UML) and implemented by testing the CCTV. Epipolar geometry was utilized after reading the key points and conjugate points of the acquired images. The water level changes were then analyzed by producing a disparity map through the image matching using a normalized cross-correlation algorithm. The stereo CCTV-based automatic water level measurement system developed in this study exhibited a high accuracy compared to the conventional system.
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    A Qualitative Study of Symbolic Capital and Distinction-Making among Marriage Migrant Women in Korea

    KIM, SOHEE | Jin Bae Sul | 2019, 15(4) | pp.95~112 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract
    Marriage migrant women have become the representative symbol and group of multiculturalism in Korean society. This paper aims to show the ways in which symbolic capital is hierarchized by reviewing personal characteristics of marriage migrant women in Korea from the perspective of ‘symbolicity’ rather than ‘individuality’. The ‘symbolic capital’ of marriage migrant women is divided into language, skin color, marriage path, economic status of the country of their origin, among which the economic status of the country of origin was found the most powerful one. Furthermore, the hierarchical symbolic capital caused distinctions such as ‘symbolic violence of homogenization’ and ‘fixation of the hierarchy of division’. In other words, this study argued that prejudice and discrimination against marriage migrant women have been promoted by the ‘distinction’ from them, along with the distinction among them, amplifying the complex discrimination structure in Korean society.
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    An Analysis of Influence Factors on Performance of International Safe Community Projects - Focusing on Gwangju Metropolitan City -

    Jeung Ja Lee | 2019, 15(4) | pp.113~131 | number of Cited : 0
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    The current study aims to examine the process and effectiveness of a safe community project using the case of international safe community project in Gwangju. To achieve this goal, the relationships between implementation and outcome factors were analyzed. Based on the previous literature, factors influencing implementation include community and safety governance (i.e., collaboration, governmental attention, civil attention), local capacity, injury surveillance system (i.e., cognition. efficacy, decision making support), organizational culture and leadership, and social capital (i.e., bridge and connection, reciprocity and trust), while outcome factors include satisfaction with the project, knowledge and attitude change, and expected future changes. It is found that governmental attention to community safety governance and reciprocity and trust in social capital were positively related to program satisfaction, knowledge and attitude change, and expected future changes. Moreover, governmental and civil attention to community safety governance, unity and connection in social capital were positively related to knowledge and attitude change and expected future changes.