A Study on the Attitudes of Women Immigrants toward the Elderly

여성결혼이민자의 노인에 대한 태도

  • Park, Ji-Young (Dept. of Multi-Cultural Welfare, Koguryeo College) ;
  • Lee, Chang-Seek (Dept. of Child and Adolescent Welfare, Hanseo University)
  • 박지영 (고구려대학 다문화복지과) ;
  • 이창식 (한서대학교 아동.청소년복지학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.02
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31


This study was carried out to analyse the differences in the attitudes toward the elderly according to the characteristics of women immigrants, and identify the variables to predict the attitudes toward the elderly. The participants were 592 women immigrants sampled from six cities and one county. The major results of the study were as follows. Firstly, there were significant differences in the attitudes toward the elderly depending on age, residential area, spouse's educational level, family income, hope to support homeland's parents, and contact with homeland's family. Secondly, the characteristics related with Korean family explained the largest portion of the attitudes toward the elderly, and predictors of the attitudes were age, residential area, family income, and hope to support homeland's parents.


Women immigrant;Attitude;The elderly;Attitude toward the elderly


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