Conflict Process According to the Acculturation of the Vietnamese Migrated Women's Family in Korea

베트남여성결혼이민자 가족의 문화적응과정에서 나타나는 갈등 연구

  • Received : 2009.11.04
  • Accepted : 2009.12.23
  • Published : 2010.05.31


The purpose of this study is to understand how Vietnamese migrated women's family members understand cultural differences and to review the causes and types of family conflict during the acculturation. To do this, the researcher interviewed 10 cases which consist of three family members in a case: a Vietnamese migrated woman, her husband and mother in law. Research results are as follows. First, they are three main factors such as different ways to communicate, patriarchic ways of thinking and different ways of daily life which have caused family conflict. The conflict caused has been reinforced by anger and frustration against other family members. However, based on understanding on the preciousness of family and importance of inter-respect, it is still on going to find out the moderate way to manage family conflict among their family members. This study has practical and methodological significances. At policy and practice level, this research stresses on the significance of focusing on the family as a unit to be approached for policy and practice intervention. As the methodological aspect, the research tried to search the relationship among family members in the Vietnamese migrated women's family by including not only a migrated woman but also her husband and mother in law. However, there is a limit as it only focuses on cases which family members could manage the family conflict.