Analysis of Food Adaptation and Dietary Behavior of Marriage Migrant Women According to Their Acculturation Type in Dongducheon City

동두천시 일부 결혼이주여성의 문화적응유형에 따른 식생활적응 및 식행동 분석

  • Kim, Hye-Won (Department of Food and Nutrition, Anyang University) ;
  • Kim, Min-Hwa (Department Of Early Childhood Education, Shinhan University) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Myung (Food and Nutrition Major, Division of Food Science & Culinary Arts, Shinhan University)
  • 김혜원 (안양대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김민화 (신한대학교 유아교육학과) ;
  • 김지명 (신한대학교 식품조리과학부 식품영양전공)
  • Received : 2018.02.05
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28


The purpose of this study was to analysis of food adaptation and dietary behavior of marriage migrant women in according to their acculturation type, and find out their relationship. The survey was conducted by well-trained researchers using questionnaires translated into English, Chinese and Vietnamese. Food adaptional score was the highest in the assimilation type, and the separation type was the lowest. Dietary behavioral score in daily intake of milk and dairy foods was the highest in the assimilation type. There were positive correlations occurred between food adaptional score and dietary behavioral score, and also, between food adaptional score and assimilation score. Analysis of structural equation models shows that only assimilation affects food adaptational score, and food adaptational score affects the improvement of dietary behavior. In conclusion, marriage migrant women's positive attitude of new cultures, assimilation, might help them not only adapt to new cultures, but food adaptation and right dietary behaviors.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


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