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Utilization of Multicultural Family Support Services and Marital Well-Being and Hope among the Female Marriage Immigrant -A Focus on Participants of the Support Project Based on Cultural Relativism and a Strengths Perspective- (여성결혼이민자의 다문화가족지원사업 이용과 결혼의 안녕 및 희망의 관계 -문화상대주의와 강점관점에 기반한 지원사업 참여자들을 중심으로-)

  • Hyun, Kyoungja
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.66 no.2
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    • pp.127-157
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    • 2014
  • The multicultural family support project provides support services to female marriage immigrants to promote their settlement in Korea and their adaptation to marital life. This study thus investigated whether utilization of such support services is indeed related to positive changes perceived among these female marriage immigrants, and these changes, in turn, contribute to less marital conflict, marital well-being, and hope. Data were drawn from a self-administered questionnaire study in which 558 female marriage immigrants participated through the 36 centers across the nation that provided multicultural family support services based on cultural relativism and a strengths perspective. Results of structural equation modeling analyses revealed that utilization of support services, as predicted, contributed to positive changes, and such changes, in turn, were directly related to less marital conflict, higher marital well-being, and hope. As expected, marital conflict was negatively associated with marital well-being, which, in turn, promoted hope. Thus, through these paths positive changes also contributed positively to both marital well-being and hope. However, when the effects of length of residence in Korea and an ability to command Korean language were controlled for, a positive significant relationship between service utilization and marital conflict was revealed. Therefore this paper discussed the ways in which positive functions of such service utilization can be strengthened while at the same time actively addressing the dysfunctional components of such support services.

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Adaptation Strategy of Family Life of Migration Woman by Marriage (결혼이민여성의 가족생활 적응전략)

  • Sung, Hyang-Sook
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.11 no.7
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    • pp.316-327
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    • 2011
  • This study focuses on drawing implications in the development of practical adaptation strategies of migration women by marriage. For this study, eight migration women by marriage were chosen and their adaptation strategies as a wife, daughter-in-law, and as mother to adapt themselves to family lives were observed. For this, phenomenological method was adopted and their adaptation strategies were analyzed mainly in terms of their relationships within a family. Their adaptation strategies drawn in this study could be categorized into 11 themes, 26 theme bundles and 76 meanings. First, in relation to their husband, their adaptation strategies were 'to live relying on their good husband' and 'to think of their husband as their supporter.' Second, the adaptation strategies with regard to their parents-in-law were 'to exclude their husband's family' and 'to admit their caregiving.' Third, their adaptation strategies in terms of their relation to the children, were 'to set their children as the goal for marriage life,''to incorporate themselves with the local community,' 'to be equipped with authority as a parent' and 'to raise the children as a Korean.' In addition, their psychological adaptation strategies displayed their admittance of changes, maintaining their own identity, their sustenance of self-esteem and the resignation. Finally, based on these results, this study suggested ways to facilitate their adaptation to family life as well as the essence of their adaptation strategies.

Moderating Factors associated with Relationship between perceived Needs and Social Service Utilization among Female Marriage Immigrants (여성결혼이민자의 사회서비스이용 결정 연구 : 개인차와 환경의 조절효과 중심)

  • Han, Ji Eun;Lee, Gye Seung
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies
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    • v.49 no.1
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    • pp.133-161
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    • 2018
  • Despite the amount of government budget and resources used for female immigrants who married Korean spouses, it has not been evaluated yet whether the services designed for the immigrants are actually delivered to potential users with social needs. This study is an attempt to identify moderating factors associated with perceived needs and utilizing services of the Multicultural Family Support Centers. The National Survey on Multicultural Families 2015 is used for the analysis. Findings are as follows: the immigrant with better Korean communication skills would use the center services more when they have needs; the immigrants who lack skills were more likely to use center services in spite of the needs. Secondly, the more female spouses satisfied with their marriages, they were less likely to use the services; however, the moderating effect was not significant, On the other hand, Korean male spouses' patriarchal attitude was statistically significant. According to the results, practical and political implications were suggested.

A Study on Needs of Women Immigrants on Life-Long Education (여성결혼이민자의 평생교육 요구에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, So-Jung;Lee, Chang-Seek
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.1084-1090
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    • 2012
  • The objectives of this study were to investigate needs and determine the priority of needs of women immigrants on life-long education. The subjects of the study were 121 women immigrants who participated in life-long education programs before. Borich priority determination formula and Locus for Focus Model were used for the determination of the priority of needs. The result indicated that the priority of needs were in order of education for employment, education for child rearing, and education for pregnancy, delivery and health life. The suggestions for program development of women immigrants are discussed.

Impact of Social Capital on Married Immigrant Women's Parenting in South Korea (사회자본이 여성결혼이민자의 양육참여 및 양육효능감에 미치는 영향)

  • Rhee, Chaiewon
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.67 no.1
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    • pp.239-261
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    • 2015
  • This study investigated the impact of social capital on married immigrant women's parenting, specifically focusing on the mediating effect of parenting participation. Using structural equation modeling, social capital within and outside of the family were examined in their relations to parenting efficacy, and the mediating effect of parenting participation was analysed. Study participants were 459 immigrant women from the Gyeonggi Education Welfare Panel(2011), who had children in 5th and 6th grades of elementary school. Findings suggested that social capital within and outside of the family had significant impact on parenting participation, which in turn affected parenting efficacy. Direct effects of social capital on parenting efficacy were not statistically significant, indicating a full mediation effect of parenting participation. Implications for social work practice and social policy for this population are discussed.

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Health Status and Associated Health Risks among Female Marriage Immigrants in Korea (한국 여성결혼이민자의 건강상태와 건강위험요인)

  • Kim, Hye-Kyeong;Yoo, Seung-Hyun;Cho, Seon;Kwon, Eun-Joo;Kim, Su-Young;Park, Ji-Youn
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.27 no.5
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    • pp.79-89
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    • 2010
  • Objectives: This study aims to identify health status and health risks among female marriage immigrants to Korea and to provide a basis for public health strategies to address their health issues. Methods: The participants of the study were 3,069 immigrant wives. The health examination was conducted by the Korea Association of Health Promotion (KAHP) in 2008. The participants also completed self-administered questionnaires on demographic characteristics, health-related behaviors and mental health. Results: Patterns of immigrant women's health problems differed by age and country of origin. Behavior patterns also differed by their heritage, age, and years of residence in Korea. Generally Vietnamese women fell in lower ranges of disease prevalence and health risk factors in the participant group and Japanese women presented most healthy eating habits. Filipina women showed relatively high disease prevalence than any other group. Conclusion: Immigration to Korea by marriage is relatively a new phenomenon, thus continuing surveillance and research are needed to identify health risks, behavior patterns, and their relationships. Interventions and policies for the health of migrant wives, their children and families are required.