Issues in Asian Families

Concurrent Sessions 4
Presider: Jaerim Lee
Location
Cassidy
Session #
142
Session Type
Paper Session
Organized By
International
About the Session
  • 142-01 - Direct and Indirect Effect of Maternal Variables on Japanese Child Outcomes
    Presented by: Shizuka Shimabukuro, Richard Wampler
  • 142-02 - Family Change in East Asia
    Presented by: Jui-Chung Allen Li, Yen-Chun Cheryl Chen
  • CANCELLED: 142-03 - Gender Role, Parenting Attitude, Couple Relationships, and Satisfaction With Household Work Division of Married Men and Women in Korea
    Presented by: Jeong-Yun Park, Young-Eun Chang, Hye-Rim Song, Jinhee Kim, Woochul Park, Hye-Eun Chung
  • 142-04 - Marital Management, Satisfaction and Stressful Events in Taiwanese Couples
    Presented by: Pei-Fen Li, Kandauda Wickrama
Abstract(s)

Direct and Indirect Effect of Maternal Variables on Japanese Child Outcomes

Presented by: Shizuka Shimabukuro, Richard Wampler

A sample of 285 Okinawan mothers of 10-13 year old children (median=11) completed self report measures of depression, family functioning, and criticism and positive emotional expressions directed toward her child. Her child completed measures of her/his sense of coherence and self-esteem and internalizing and externalizing behaviors. An SEM with latent variables for mother's perceptions, child sense of coherence and self-esteem, and child reports of internalizing and externalizing was constructed. SEM analysis indicated significant direct pathways between the maternal self-reports and the child's internalizing and externalizing, as well as significant indirect effects through the child's sense of coherence and self-esteem.

Family Change in East Asia

Presented by: Jui-Chung Allen Li, Yen-Chun Cheryl Chen

This paper aims to provide a comparative literature review of recent family change in East Asia, with women's status being a theme. We argue that conflicts between familism, the stagnation in changing gender role ideologies, and the transition in work-family arrangements have contributed to marriage postponement and the lowest-low fertility rates in East Asian countries. We will also examine the emerging issues of population aging and incresing family diversity. We conclude by considering the prospects of East Asian families and how individuals and policy makers may cope with challenges from recent family change.

Gender Role, Parenting Attitude, Couple Relationships, and Satisfaction With Household Work Division of Married Men and Women in Korea

Presented by: Jeong-Yun Park, Young-Eun Chang, Hye-Rim Song, Jinhee Kim, Woochul Park, Hye-Eun Chung

With the increase in labor participation of married women in Korea, division of household work has become an important issue for married men and women. Using the second National Survey of Korean Families (NSKF) in 2010, factors of satisfaction with domestic labor will be explored. Existing literature and theories identified factors such as gender role ideology, parenting attitude, perceived family function, couple relationships, household work hours, and perceived equity of division of domestic labor. Preliminary findings suggest that gender difference exist in factors of satisfaction with the division of household work. Implications will be provided to researchers and policymakers.

Marital Management, Satisfaction and Stressful Events in Taiwanese Couples

Presented by: Pei-Fen Li, Kandauda Wickrama

This quantitative study examined the association of stressful life events and 372 Taiwanese couples' marital satisfaction and the moderating effect of marital management skills on that association. Results using dyadic analysis techniques showed that (a) marital duration negatively influenced husbands' marital satisfaction; (b) stressful life events significantly reduced couples' marital satisfaction; (c) spouses' marital management skills had the actor and partner effect on the partner's marital satisfaction; (d) husbands' marital management skills moderated the association of marital duration and husbands' marital satisfaction. These results were discussed in relation to life course, stress process perspectives, and distinct Chinese cultural values.

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