Impact of Social Capital on Married Immigrant Women's Parenting in South Korea

사회자본이 여성결혼이민자의 양육참여 및 양육효능감에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2015.01.09
  • Accepted : 2015.02.06
  • Published : 2015.02.28


This study investigated the impact of social capital on married immigrant women's parenting, specifically focusing on the mediating effect of parenting participation. Using structural equation modeling, social capital within and outside of the family were examined in their relations to parenting efficacy, and the mediating effect of parenting participation was analysed. Study participants were 459 immigrant women from the Gyeonggi Education Welfare Panel(2011), who had children in 5th and 6th grades of elementary school. Findings suggested that social capital within and outside of the family had significant impact on parenting participation, which in turn affected parenting efficacy. Direct effects of social capital on parenting efficacy were not statistically significant, indicating a full mediation effect of parenting participation. Implications for social work practice and social policy for this population are discussed.


married immigrant women;social capital;parenting participation;parenting efficacy;mediation effect


Supported by : 한국연구재단