Uichol Kim

Uichol Kim
Inha University · Department of Business Administration

PhD

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I have conducted research in indigenous, organizational and cultural psychology focusing on family and parent-child relationship, education attainment and school violence, organizational culture and leadership, health and quality of life, democracy, human rights and political culture. In business and management, his research and teaching focus on strategic, marketing and knowledge management, emphasizing on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and sustainable development.
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December 2005 - present
Inha University
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  • Professor
March 1995 - December 2005
Chung-Ang University
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Indigenous psychology represents the cultural psychology tradition espoused by Wundt that examines human action by linking people's intentions, skills, and goals with the situation or event, on the one hand, and with behavior or performance, on the other. It advocates studying people in their natural contexts, using concepts that are meaningful, an...
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Appraisal theorists have argued that anger is elicited when important goals have been obstructed. Using an indigenous psychology approach, the current study aims to test this premise by investigating the events that account for a person’s anger among Indonesian senior high school students. Data was collected using the anger item from the Happiness...
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We argue that national identification can be framed temporally, such that people may differently identify with their nation's past or present. Further, we argue that temporal national identification has important consequences for attitudes towards social changes. Within this new theoretical framing, we tested the empirical separability and predicti...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the role trust plays in shaping the parent-child relation and the reasons why children trust and distrust their mother. A total number of 507 university students (males= 140, females=367) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada completed an open-ended questionnaire that asked how much they trust their mothers and the...
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This study examines the conception of the self using indigenous, cultural and psychological analysis. The self is viewed from four aspects: (1) conception of the self as an entity (the self in general, the self as an unique entity and the self when alone), (2) conception of the self in the context of family (the self when with one’s father, mother,...
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Sadness is a normal emotion that can make life more colorful. Sadness always accompanies loss. When we say goodbye to a loved one, we usually feel sad. The sadness is even deeper if a close relationship has ended or a loved one has died. Sadness also makes us appreciate happiness. When our mood eventually changes from sadness towards happiness, the...
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This paper examines Confucian values and their influence on family values and educational attainment in Korea. The first section reviews central precepts of Confucianism and how Confucian values became adopted, institutionalized, and transformed in Korea. In the second section, the influence of Confucianism on the family is analysed. In this sectio...
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Adolescence is an unstable period in human's life. Hurlock (2003) called it as the phase of storm and stress. They easily get sad and angry. Aimed of this study was to identify the causes of sadness among male and female adolescents in order to prevent adolescent's sadness. A total number of 412 senior high school students (males =163 and females =...
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The universality versus culture specificity of quantitative evaluations (negative-positive) of 40 events in world history was addressed using World History Survey data collected from 5,800 university students in 30 countries/societies. Multidimensional scaling using generalized procrustean analysis indicated poor fit of data from the 30 countries t...
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In Indonesia, Ki Hajar Dewantoro is one of the most respected scholars in education philosophy. He stated the importance of trust earned by teachers in guiding students in their learning activities. The teacher, as the leader in the class, needs to develop mutual trust between students and teachers. Trust to teachers is strongly required by student...
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Adolescence is a transition phase filled with doubt and instability. During these transitions, some obstacles are often perceived as more intense and frequently cause adolescents to feel sad. This study was aimed to identify how male and female adolescents perceived sadness. A total number of 461 students, 273 females and 188 males, all of whom wer...
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Kepercayaan remaja terhadap orang tuanya adalah sebuah indikator yang penting dalam melihat kualitas hubungan orang tua dengan anak. Untuk dapat memahami faktor‐faktor yang memengaruhi kepercayaan terhadap orang tua, 509 mahasiswa yang tinggal di Yogyakarta (pria = 27.8%; dan wanita = 72.2%) mengisi open‐ended questionnaire yang dikembangkan oleh...
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The main aim of this study was to examine the relationships between stage of change, which was guided by the transtheoretical model, for stress management behavior and perceived stress and coping. First, we developed the Korean version of the Rhode Island Stress and Coping Inventory (RISCI). Second, we related stage of change for stress management...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the acculturation patterns of Korean-Canadians living in Toronto, Canada and their relationship to mental health status. The first part of the paper outlines the multicultural model of Acculturation. The Model identifies four possible modes of acculturation that individuals and groups may adopt in plural soci...
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The present study focuses on the relational dynamics between individual and group attributions and examines cultural variations of people's perceptions of self-enhancing and group-enhancing attributions. Middle school students in Japan, Korea and the USA (Hawaii) were asked to read a vignette and to evaluate the stimulus person who makes an interna...
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The present study focuses on the relational dynamics between individual and group attributions and examines cultural variations of people's perceptions of self-enhancing and group-enhancing attributions. Middle school students in Japan, Korea and the USA (Hawaii) were asked to read a vignette and to evaluate the stimulus person who makes an interna...
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While the main motivation force in the early human history focused on survival and adaptation, humans were able to gradually develop the necessary cognitive capabilities to understand, predict, and manage the environment through creativity and innovations. Although our body provides the physiological basis of the self, our cognitive and affective c...
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Although the role of trust in group processes has been well established, less is known about the role of trust in social network processes. Trust, conceptualized to have generalized and particularistic aspects, was measured by generalized trust (people can be trusted in general) and relationism (people can be trusted if one has relationships), and...
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Although the role of trust in group processes has been well established, less is known about the role of trust in social network processes. Trust, conceptualized to have generalized and particularistic aspects, was measured by generalized trust (people can be trusted in general) and relationism (people can be trusted if one has relationships), and...
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This paper examines the factors that contribute to the high educational achievement of Korean students. The authors outline the limitations of psychological and educational theories that emphasize the biological basis (i.e., innate ability, IQ), individualistic values (e.g., intrinsic motivation, ability attribution, and self‐esteem), and structura...
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The cross-cultural research on person description has shown that Westerners are more likely to describe both the self and other by personality trait words than do East Asians. Although this finding has been interpreted as an indication of the Western emphasis on the individual person, it can also be interpreted as Westerners’ preference for objecti...
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In this study, adult daughters from an East Asian culture (South Korea: N = 398) and a western culture (Germany: N = 313) were compared with respect to the extent and the direction of intergenerational support, the associations between value orientations, relationship quality and intergenerational support, and with respect to the meaning of perceiv...
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Science provides an accurate and verifiable understanding of the complex world. The physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, and physics) were first to develop with Newtonian physics providing a simple, elegant, and mechanical explanation of the natural world. Chemists discovered the basic elements and these elements served as the building blocks f...
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A HISTORICAL OUTLINE OF SOUTH KOREA, Korean history can be divided into five separate periods: Old Chosun, the Three Kingdoms Period, Koryo Dynasty, Yi Dynasty, and the modern era. These periods span a total of 4,335 years. According to legend, the nation of Chosun (meaning “The Land of the Morning Calm”) was founded by a mythical figure known as T...
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It was once assumed that the bedrock concepts of psychology held true for all the world’s peoples. More recently, post-modern approaches to research have expanded on these Western models, building a psychology that takes into account the sociopolitical, historical, religious, ecological, and other indigenous factors that make every culture, as well...
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Research on parents' attribution of value to children examines why people decide to have children or not and the number of children they choose to have. In the first part of this paper, the traditional parent-child relationship, family structure, and social changes that have occurred in South Korea during the past 50 years are reviewed. In the seco...
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This special issue has been prepared based on a grant from the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) to Gisela Trommsdorff, University of Konstanz, and Bernhard Nauck, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany (principal investigators) for the study “Value of Children and Intergenerational Relations” (TR 169/9-1,2,3: NA 164...
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The purpose of the present paper is to provide an integrated analysis of indigenous psychologies and to outline the epistemological foundation of indigenous psychologies. In the first part of this paper, the authors provide commentary of the four articles in this Special Issue. In the second section, the epistemological foundation of general psycho...
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Are human individuals universally seen to be more real entities (or more entitative, to use Campbell's, 1958, term) than social groups? Although the individual may be seen to be more entitative than social groups in the West, it is unclear whether this is the case in other cultures, especially in East Asia. Two aspects of perceived entitativity are...
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Self-concepts change from context to context. The experience that one's self is context-sensitive may be universal, however the amount and meaning of context-sensitive self vary across cultures. Cross-cultural differences in the amount and meaning of context-sensitive self were investigated in three Western cultures (Australia, Germany, and UK) and...
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This paper compares indigenous, cultural, and cross-cultural psychology by examining their theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological foundations. They have been influenced by the three research traditions in psychology: (1) universalist, (2) contextualist, and (3) integrationist approaches. The goal of the universalist approach is to test and ve...
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This paper reviews the literature on the “crisis” in social psychology. Although the symptoms of the crisis are various, the basic problem can be identified as the inappropriate emulation of the natural sciences model. Within this approach, psychologists attempted to discover objective, abstract, universal laws of human behavior, but have largely f...
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The authors conducted two studies to examine the relationship between attributional style, locus of control, and academic achievement. Using the scales developed by the first author (Park, 1995), the first study compared the attributional style and locus of control of honor students (those who received scholarship) with those who were on academic p...
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The present study compares the political cultures of Denmark and Korea, focusing specifically on the conceptions democracy, trust, and political efficacy. This study is part of a larger study comparing the political culture of Nordic countries with East Asia. A survey questionnaire was developed to assess respondents' conception of good government,...
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This article investigates the relationship between culture, personality, and deception in a simulated international management negotiation at multiple levels of analysis. `Deception' was operationalized here as the propensity to lie and bribe. As predicted, at the cultural level the results from a scenario study with 1583 participants from eight cu...
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This article outlines the indigenous psychologies approach within the context of three research traditions in cross-cultural psychology: the universalist, contextualist, and integrationist approaches. The first section outlines the limitations of the universalist and contextualist approaches. The second section overviews the two integrationist appr...
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This article outlines an indigenous psychology approach that has been applied to Korean behaviour and thought. It is presented here as an alternative scientific paradigm to traditional "mainstream" psychology. Traditional psychology emulates the natural sciences through an approach that attempts to seek objective, experimental, and linear laws of h...
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Investigates the psychological, social, and cultural factors essential for the educational achievements in Korea. Outlines a cross-cultural model and three major factors influencing adolescents' educational achievement. Reviews four empirical studies on academic achievement. Discusses challenges for Korea in the global era. (CMK)
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This study investigates the relative importance of human values at four levels: (a) global, (b) national, (c) family, and (d) individual, among university students from four countries – the United States (137 females, 78 males, one unspecified), the People’s Republic of China (66 females, 170 males, one unspecified), Taiwan (156 females, 101 males)...
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The indigenous psychologies approach emphasizes understanding rooted in the ecological, philosophical, cultural, political, and historical context. It attempts to document, organize, and interpret the understanding people have about themselves and their world. It emphasizes the use of natural taxonomies as units of analysis and examines how individ...
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Although psychology is assumed to be a value-free. universal, and objective branch of science, in actual practice it is deeply enmeshed with Euro-American cultural values that champion rational, liberal, and individualistic ideals. In North America, the free exchange of ideas is valued, and ideas are purportedly evaluated through public and competi...
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Individualism and collectivism are often equated with independent vs. interdependent, agentic vs. communal, and separate vs. relational self-construals. Although these same concepts have been used to characterize both cultural and gender differences, a perspective of cultural evolution suggests it is unlikely. A division of labor within society may...