Community Participation Affects Marriage Immigrant Women's Parenting Efficacy

지역사회참여가 결혼이주여성의 양육효능감에 미치는 영향

  • 이아민 (숭실대학교 일반대학원 사회복지학과) ;
  • 이채원 (숭실대학교 사회복지학부)
  • Received : 2017.01.15
  • Accepted : 2017.03.09
  • Published : 2017.03.31


This study empirically tests whether community participation has a positive effect on parenting efficacy among marriage immigrant women in South Korea. The 3rd wave of the Gyoenggi Education Welfare Panel data was used, which includes 396 marriage immigrant women residing in Gyoenggi Province. Findings of hierarchical multiple regression analyses suggested that higher Korean language proficiency, shorter duration of residency, lower parenting stress and more positive family environment were associated with higher parenting efficacy. Community participation level had a statistically significant and positive impact on parenting efficacy, even after controlling for other variables. The type of community activities did not have significant impact on parenting efficacy, except for children's school activities, which had a negative impact on parenting efficacy. Implications for social work practice are discussed.


Supported by : 한국연구재단