Relationship Patterns between Parents-in-law and Foreign Daughters-in-law based on the Perceived Agreement of Quality of Relationship and Communication

시부모와 외국인 며느리가 지각하는 관계의 질과 의사소통의 일치정도에 근거한 관계유형

  • Received : 2009.09.18
  • Accepted : 2009.10.15
  • Published : 2010.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to observe the difference and patterns of relationship between parents-in-law and foreign daughters-in-law based on the perceived agreement of quality of relationship and communication. A total of 138 dyad relationships between parents-in-law and foreign daughters-in-law from Seoul, Kyunggi-Do, and Cholla-Do were analyzed. The study results showed that parents-in-law and foreign daughters-in-law perceived their relationship as an average and above and parents-in-law perceived their relationship more positively than daughters-in-law. A total of 4 clusters were categorized by cluster analysis based on the agreement of perceived relationship and communication: parents-in-law perceived their relationship positively but daughters-in-law were not(cluster 1), daughters-in-law perceived their relationship positively but parents-in-law were not(cluster 2), both parents-in-law and daughters-in-law perceived their relationship positively(cluster 3), both parents-in-law and daughters-in-law perceived their relationship negatively(cluster 4). In order to observe the characteristics of relationship patterns, ANOVA were performed. Cultural competency of parents-in-law appeared to relate to their relationship with daughters-in-law. Acculturative stress of daughters-in-law who have good relationship with their parents-in-law was low and marital satisfaction of them was high. In addition, life satisfaction of parents-in-law who have good relationship with their daughters-in-law was high. Implication of this study was discussed.

Keywords

parents-in-law;foreign daughters-in-law;communication;quality of relationship;pattern of relationship;cluster analysis;cultural competency

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국학술진흥재단