도서지역 청소년의 심리특성 및 자아정체감과 대중스타 우상화의 관계
(The) Relationship between Individual Psychological character & Ego-Identity and Idolization of Popular stars among the Youth in Island Areas
도서지역 청소년 심리특성 자아정체감 대중스타 우상화;
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This study aimed to assess the relationships between middle school students' idolization of popular stars and their psychological character, ego-identity after examining the general phenomena of students' idolization of popular stars. The subjects of this study were adolescents who were living in some island areas. The data for the study were gathered through questionnaires answered by 483 students in Wandogun and Sinangun, Jeonnam province. The results from this study are the followings: First, middle school students from the islands apparently idolize singers most among all popular stars. They approach popular stars in passive ways such as getting information and purchasing goods associated with them more than any other way. Further, they are satisfied with that way. They idolize pop stars' physical appearance and attire. Students' personal concerns regarding their future, physical appearance, relationships, etc are affected by the opinions of popular stars more than by their school work's and awareness of current social and economic affairs. Stars' influence on the students is not so powerful, though. Second, female students tend to idolize pop stars more than male students. Third, the study indicates that students who attend island middle schools do not feel lonely much. Nor are they introverted. The level of their neurosis has a tendency to be very low. Fourth, considering the relation between students' loneliness, introversion, neurosis and their idolization of pop stars, students' psychological characters generally seem to have nothing to do with phenomena of students' idolization of pop stars. Individually the more neurotic and extroverted students are, however, the more they tend to idolize pop stars. Fifth, the level of ego-identity is relatively high. Students have high levels of subjectivity and self-receptiveness, and they have confidence in their future. Goal directivity and intimacy are very strong and self-directed. Hesitancy and confusion of identity appear to be low. Sixth, theres were negative correlations between ego-identity and recognition of idolization of popular stars. There was a positive correlation between subjectivity and degree of idolization, and a negative correlation between self-receptiveness, goal directivity, self directivity, intimacy, hesitancy and confusion of identity and degree of idolization. Implications of all these findings were discusses for educator, counselor, and educational policy makers.