Study on the Characteristics Pertaining to the Acculturation Strategies among Immigrated Women in Korea

이주여성의 문화적응유형과 관련 특성에 관한 연구

  • Choi, Hye-Ji (Department of Social Welfare, Seoul Women's University)
  • Received : 2008.11.21
  • Accepted : 2009.01.30
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

The purposes of the presented study were to investigate the characteristics related to the acculturation strategies and to investigate characteristics which discriminated the acculturation strategies among immigrated women in Korea based on the multidimensional perspective on acculturation. The study was designed as a social survey study. Data from 346 immigrated women were analyzed. Findings indicated that 37% of the respondents were marginalization, 30% were integration, 18% were segregation, and 15% were assimilation. Integration was associated with Vietnam nationality, younger age, lower level of education. Assimilation was related to longer period of residence, higher number of children, lower level of resilience. Marginalization was associated with North Korea, Japan, China nationality, older age, higher level of education. Segregation was related to older age, higher level of education, lower number of children. Also, Southeast nationality, age, level of education, spouse, and number of children significantly discriminated the acculturation strategies. Especially, the rate of correct discrimination was 80% only for integration. Practical implications from this study were discussed.

Keywords

multiculturalism;immigrated women;acculturation;acculturation strategy;cultural issue;Berry

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 서울여자대학교