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The Structure and Pathway in which Perceived Social Support, Coping Strategy and Acculturative Attitude of Marriage-based Immigrant Women influences Acculturative Stress

결혼이주여성의 지각된 사회적지지, 대처전략, 문화적응태도가 문화적응스트레스에 영향을 미치는 구조와 경로

  • Han, Suk-Woo (Dept. of Social Welfare, Wonkwang Health University) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Woon (Dept. of Social Welfare, Konyang Cyber University)
  • 한석우 (원광보건대학교 사회복지과) ;
  • 김지운 (건양사이버대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.07.13
  • Accepted : 2018.10.05
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

This study was intended to identify path structures through pathway analysis with an emphasis on the cognitive elements that influence the acculturative stress of marriage-based immigrant women. The results of the study were designed to establish a foundation for practical measures and policies to support marriage-based immigrant women to adjust their lives in the culture. This study has established research model on the path structure according to the psychological stress theory as to how social support, coping strategy, and acculturative attitude recognized as a cognitive element of marriage-based immigrant women on the acculturative stress and implement practical verification. In addition, control variables for the use of ages, education level, period of marriage, and income level of socio-demographic variables were analyzed. To obtain data for the study, convenience sampling and snowball sampling of marriage-based immigrant women that resided in the area of C and J were conducted simultaneously through surveys and applied to the analysis of 204 cases. Analysis of the path structure of influence of social support, coping strategies, and acculturative attitudes that were perceived as a cognitive element of marriage-based immigrant women influencing acculturative stress revealed that these factors were specifically weighted towards acculturative. Moreover, comprehensive acculturative attitude was identified as a crucial variable reducing the effects of acculturative stress during the acculturative procedures of marriage-based immigrant women. This assumes that establishing and performing policies supporting co-existence of homeland cultures of marriage-based immigrant women and Korean cultures might be an efficient action for dealing with acculturative stress rather than forcing them to adjust to Korean culture.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 원광보건대학교

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