한국융합인문학 제8권 제2호 (p.1-28)

An Exploratory Study of Psychological Maladjustment Experienced by Idol Trainees Using Text Analysis

키워드 :
Adolescent idol trainees,Trainee training system,Psychological maladju

목차

ABSTRACT
INTRODUCTION
   Adolescent entertainers
   Academic Discussions regarding the Idol Industry
METHODS
   Research methods
ANALYSIS
   Predicament of Trainees
DISCUSSIONS
REFERENCES

초록

The number of those dreaming of becoming idols is increasing every year. It is estimated that, including those trainees at management agencies, about one million are aspiring to be entertainers. According to the status analysis of youth entertainers conducted by Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, however, many young rights, the right to study, etc. This study, therefore, looked into the real situation of idol trainees by analyzing media texts. In doing so, the study examined the trainee training systems of different management agencies and the pre-debut process that young trainees aspiring to be entertainers go through, and gained an understanding of the psychological maladjustment they experience. Based on these, the study discusses the followings. First, as one axis of entertainer training systems of management agencies, personality development education and psychiatric counseling need to be systemized. Second, the existing training system needs to be changed. As it requires trainees to stay together, their relationships with their families and friends can be hurt. Third, trainees themselves should make an effort to find their own identities to have mental stability. Lastly, all the sectors in the entertainment industry need to pitch in to find different and realistic ways to support them, and the current broadcasting environment where competition is encouraged needs to be changed as well.