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    Abstract

    In recent years, the Korean Wave has swept throughout Asia. Every day we

    can see a lot of Korean dramas when we turn on the TV; moreover, we can buy

    clothes, goods, electronic devices and cosmetics from Korea. We also can see

    ubiquitous Korean restaurants on the streets. These things are all effects brought by

    Korean dramas. Senior high students begin to follow this trend and watching Korean

    dramas is one of entertainments the students have. We are fans of Korean dramas so

    we want to know the effects of Korean dramas on the students by this research.

    Keywords: effects, Korean dramas, senior high students

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    Table of Contents

    Abstract....i

    Table of Contents....ii

    I. Introduction..1

    I.1. Background...1

    I.2. Motivation....1

    I.3. Research Questions...2

    II. Methods..2

    III. Results & Discussion....2

    IV. Conclusion....8

    References...8

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    I. Introduction

    I.1. Background

    According to CommonWealth Magazine, one of the greatest inventions in

    the 20th

    century is television, and its appearance in every family has changed our

    traditional way of life since decades ago. The sight of a family surrounding around a

    table and eating dinner is less and less seen. Instead, we eat dinner and watch dramas

    in front of our TV sets at the same time. This style has been showing up in our

    everyday life. Along with the large network of cable television, TV stations introduce

    many foreign programs, including the dramas from Korea, Japan and America, among

    which Korean dramas are one of the most popular programs in Taiwan, even in Asia.

    We call this trend Korean Wave.

    Korean Wave is a phenomenon which refers to a worldwide popularity

    boom in Korean cultural exports. Korean Wave stands for Korean dramas and movies,

    combined with a mixture of K-pop music and dance, clothing, foods, customs,

    sightseeing, cosmetics and Korean language. Without a doubt, Korean Wave has

    formed an immense fashionable power in the world.

    According to The AJU Business (2012), everyone knows that Korean Wave

    consists of various elements, and the impact of Korean dramas is the most obvious.

    There are two dramas playing significant roles in the history of Korean dramas. One

    is Jewel in the Palace. According to Wikipedia, this drama made the record of average

    ratings of fifty percent; moreover, there were more than ninety countries in the world

    airing this drama. The other is You Who Came From the Stars, and this drama not

    only created the clicks of two billion on the Net, but also drew over six hundred forty

    thousand Taiwanese tourists to go to Korea in 2014, according to Cheng Yi Shou (

    ), President of Korea Tourism Organization, Taipei Office.

    Therefore, we can know that Korean dramas are closely related to our life,

    whether their clothing, foods or cultures.

    I.2. Motivation

    Over the past several years, Korean dramas have become a synonym for the

    Korean cultural industry as well as a major source of momentum for the Korean

    economy. Similarly, this whirlwind has also swept throughout Taiwan, and the

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    commodities appearing in the dramas usually cause the large-scale fanatic purchase.

    On the other hand, we find that after Korean dramas are introduced into Taiwan, they

    deeply affect many aspects in Taiwan such as cultures, foods, clothing, values of life,

    traveling, dramas, songs, etc. From the above-mentioned, we can see that Korean

    dramas are not only the programs, but also the impacts on our life. With this in mind

    and as fans of Korean dramas, our project is to find out the effects of Korean dramas

    on the students in National Douliou Vocational High School of Home Economics

    Commerce (TLHC).

    I.3. Research Questions

    To understand the effects of Korean dramas, three questions are formulated

    as followed.

    1. Have you ever watched any Korean dramas?

    2. Do you think watching Korean dramas affects your schoolwork?

    3. What will you do and buy after watching Korean dramas?

    II. Methods

    II.1. Participants

    Five hundred students in National Douliou Vocational High School of

    Home Economics Commerce participated in our study. There were about ten to

    twenty students from each class participating in this questionnaire. We used these

    students as subjects because we thought Korean dramas would have some effects on

    them. We hope we can get some useful and extra information from this questionnaire.

    II.2. Questionnaire

    The questionnaire included ten questions. Question number two, five, six,

    eight and nine are all multiple-choices questions. Each student can choose at least two

    options.

    III. Results & Discussion

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    1hr 62%

    2hr 20%

    3hr 10%

    4hr 2%

    5hr 6%

    Figure 3 How long do you spend watching Korean dramas one day?

    Yes 80%

    No 20%

    Figure 1 Have you ever watched any Korean dramas?

    71%

    14%

    18%

    30%

    88%

    16%

    0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

    Cast

    Spots

    Media reports

    OST

    Content

    Culture &Food

    Figure 2 Why do you want to watch Korean dramas? (Multiple-choices question)

    (Original Sound Track)

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    Eighty percent of students in our school have watched Korean dramas. And

    the two main reasons why these students would like to watch Korean dramas are the

    content and the cast. As figure 3 shows, sixty-two percent of students averagely spend

    one hour watching Korean dramas in one day. Therefore, it can prove that Korean

    dramas have become a fad among most students in our school. From the figure 4, it

    tells us that the reason why the rest of students don't watch Korean dramas. That is

    because they think Korean dramas do not attract them.

    6% 5% 1%

    93%

    0%

    20%

    40%

    60%

    80%

    100%

    Content Cast In favor of

    Taiwanese

    dramas

    No interest

    Figure 4 Why don't you watch Korean dramas? (Multiple-choices question)

    Yes 62%

    No 38%

    Figure 5 Do you think staying up watching Korean dramas affects your

    learning next day?

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    The statistics indicate that sixty-two percent of students in our school think

    if they stay up watching Korean dramas, it may affect the learning next day. In the

    long term, it will also affect the grades on their schoolwork. But most students don't

    do this because they know the serious consequences. From the above-mentioned, we

    can see that Korean dramas don't cause the negative effects on the students.

    Yes 42% No

    58%

    Figure 7 Do you stay up just for watching Korean dramas?

    Yes 67%

    No 33%

    Figure 6 Do you think staying up watching Korean dramas affects your

    grades in school?

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    Seventy-two percent of students don't buy the products in the dramas, but

    twenty-eight percent of students are willing to buy the related products. There are

    many products they will buy, such as Korean electronic devices, Korean foods,

    magazines and novels, the goods of Korean dramas, Korean clothes, and the OST

    (Original Sound Track) of Korean dramas. Among them the purchase rate of Korean

    clothes is the highest.

    Yes 28%

    No 72%

    Figure 8 Do you buy any related products after watching Korean dramas?

    24%

    52%

    34%

    42%

    30%

    16%

    0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

    OST

    Korean clothes

    Korean goods

    Magazines &Novels

    Korean foods

    Electronic devices

    Figure 9 What related products of Korean dramas are you willing to buy?

    (Multiple-choices question)

    (Original Sound Track)

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    Students want to participate in some activities after watching Korean

    dramas. The top one is to continue watching another Korean drama. The top two is to

    learn Korean language. The top three is to follow the news about Korean dramas. The

    top four is to visit Korea. The top five is to become Korean maniacs and to enjoy

    Korean cuisines. The top six is to understand the local culture and history of Korean

    dramas.

    We can see from the final graph that forty-three percent of students in our

    school have a good impression of Korean dramas.

    Excellent 25%

    Good 43%

    So-so 31%

    Bad 1%

    Terrible 0%

    Figure 11 What is the entire impression that you feel about Korean dramas?

    15%

    21%

    21%

    27%

    32%

    47%

    64%

    0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

    Understanding the local culture and

    history of Korean dramas

    Enjoying Korean cuisines

    Becoming Korean maniacs

    Visiting Korea

    Reading the news about Korean

    dramas

    Learning Korean language

    Watching another drama

    Figure 10 What activities will you join after watching Korean dramas?

    (Multiple-choices question)

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    IV. Conclusion

    In our survey, most students in National Douliou Vocational High School of

    Home Economics Commerce have watched Korean dramas. There are two main

    effects of Korean dramas on the students. One is the students academic performances.

    The other is what the students do and buy after they watch Korean dramas.

    As the research illustrates, most students dont stay up watching Korean

    dramas. Therefore, we can learn that Korean dramas dont pose a negative effect on

    students. On the other hand, after watching Korean dramas, most teenagers become

    Korean maniacs and actively participate in many activities, but they arent willing to

    spend their money buying products related to Korean dramas. From our survey we

    can conclude that Korean dramas are exactly popular with the students in our school,

    but watching Korean dramas doesnt bring them negative effects, no matter on their

    schoolwork or in their everyday lives.

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