Factors Influencing Acculturative Stress of Migrant Workers

외국인 근로자의 문화적응 스트레스 영향요인

  • Kim, Ji-Hyun (Dept. of Nursing, Daejeon University) ;
  • Kim, Bo-Mi (Dept. of Social Work, Chungcheong University)
  • 김지현 (대전대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김보미 (충청대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.29
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28


The purpose of this study was to identify acculturative stress, social support and self esteem in migrant workers. The data of 181 subjects were collected from June 1st to September 27, 2016, and analyzed using the SPSS WIN 23.0 program. Results: There was a significant negative correlation among acculturative stress, social support(r=-.465, p<.001) and self esteem(r=-353, p<.001). Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed self esteem(${\beta}=-.21$, p<.001) and job(${\beta}=-.02$, p<.05) were significant factors affecting acculturative stress(F=27.672, p<.001). The results of the study indicate that the efforts, to improve self esteem, and to increase social support, are required to decrease acculturatives stress among migrant wokers. The results are expected to be utilized in development of supportive program for migrant workers adaptation. In the following study, the analysis of structural equation modeling about additional factors of acculturative stress among migrant workers will be needed.


Acculturative stress;Migrant wokers;Self esteem;Social support;Adaptation


Supported by : 대전대학교


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