The Influencing Factors associated Cultural Awareness of Immigrants for Marriage, Foreign Workers in Korean Nursing Students

간호대학생의 결혼이민자 및 외국인노동자에 대한 문화적 인식 영향요인

  • Kim, Kyung Sook (Department of Nursing, Namseoul University) ;
  • Yu, Mi (Department of Nursing, Namseoul University)
  • 김경숙 (남서울대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 유미 (남서울대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2012.06.29
  • Accepted : 2012.10.20
  • Published : 2012.10.31


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the influencing factors associated to students nurses' cultural awareness toward immigrants for marriage and foreign workers. Methods: The participants were 107 nursing students in C city in Chungnam province. The data were collected with structured questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, correlation analysis, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: The mean score of cultural awareness was 3.67. The degree of cultural awareness was different according to educational experience related multiculture and age. The variables predicting cultural awareness were social distance of foreign workers, emotions of immigrants for marriage and age. These factors accounted for 26% of the variance of cultural awareness in nursing students. Conclusion: The results indicate education related multiculture should be provided to nursing students to reduce the social distance between students and foreign workers and enhance positive emotions for immigrants.


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