Trends in Nursing Research on Multicultural Family in Korea

다문화 가정 관련 국내 간호 연구 동향

Kim, Min-A;Choi, So-Eun

  • Received : 2019.03.04
  • Accepted : 2019.04.20
  • Published : 2019.04.28


The purpose of this study was to identify trends in nursing research on multicultural family in Korea and suggest the direction for future research. A COSI model was used to guide the search process between the years 2008 and 2016, using the keywords 'cultural diversity', 'women', 'spouses', 'family', 'children' and 'nursing'. Of papers 137, 19 were doctoral dissertations, 10 were master's theses and 108 were from academic journals. Nursing research on internal married immigrant women has been steadily increasing since 2011. True experimental studies began in 2014 and most of the experimental studies were quasi-experimental studies. The research subjects were married immigrant women, and research on children, husband, mother-in-law and couple was very poor. The lack of information on the validity/reliability of the translated instruments were noted. The overall findings of this study suggest that future research should include more well-designed experimental studies. It is necessary to extend the study to husband and mother-in-law living with married immigrant women. Considering the ethnic background of the subject, it is necessary to develop a research tool with well-translated validity and reliability.


Multiculturalism;Family;Marriage Immigrant Women;Nursing;Research;Trends


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