A Meta-analysis on the effectiveness of interventions applied to teens in multicultural families.

다문화 가정 청소년에게 적용된 중재 프로그램의 효과에 대한 메타분석

  • 변성원 (안산대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김신향 (중앙대학교 일반대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 박시현 (인하대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.10.05
  • Accepted : 2017.01.20
  • Published : 2017.01.28


The purpose of this study identified the effectiveness of the existent interventions, which had been applied to the teens in multicultural families in South Korea. Totally 29 relevant studies, including dissertations and published articles, published from 2008 to 2014, were systematically searched and analyzed through meta-analytic method. The study results revealed the specific conditions which made the intervention more effective for the teens in multicultural families. Specifically, the program could be most effective when the program had a social adaptation intervention type as well as aimed to middle school students as a target population. Also, the program could be most effective when the program had lower than 8 sessions, run 3-5 times a week, and had from 21 to 30 participants in one intervention group. In addition, current existing programs showed higher effect sizes on outcomes focusing on relationships rather than on those focusing on psychological problems. This study is theoretically meaningful in terms of quantitatively synthesizing the existing intervention programs for the teens in multicultural families. In addition, we expect that this study would practically contribute to develop evidence-based programs for those teens in multicultural families.


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