Effects of After-school Childcare Services on the Academic and Adjustment of Children from Multicultural Families in Korea

Soon-gyu KIM, A-yeong JANG, So-im LEE, An-na YOU

Abstract


This study aims to examine the adjustment level of children from multicultural families through a comparison with children from non-multicultural families and examine the impact of the factors of satisfaction with after-school childcare services on the adjustment including school and daily life of children from multicultural families and non-multicultural families. For this purpose, a survey was conducted with children in elementary school in Jangsu-gun, Jeollabuk-do, and of them, 827 children’s questionnaires were analyzed. For a data analysis, using SPSS 21.0, an independent sample t-test and multiple regression analysis were conducted. As a result of the study, first, it turned out that the mean of the adjustment of the children from non-multicultural families was slightly higher than that of those from multicultural families, but it was not statistically significant. Second, it was found that the factor that had a significant impact on the adjustment of the children from multicultural families was the variable of peer relationship in living domain, while the factors that had significant impacts on the adjustment of the children from non-multicultural families were facility environment in facility and teacher relationship domain and peer relationship in the living territory. Lastly, it was suggested that it would be necessary to emphasize the appropriate improvement of the environment in after-school childcare facilities and the program for the enhancement of peer relationship in after-school childcare services in order to increase the adjustment of the children from multicultural families and those from non-multicultural families.

Keywords


After-school childcare services, Children from multicultural families, Adjustment, Peer relationship, Facility environment.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/aeme2016/7469

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