A Qualitative Study on the Remarriage after Divorce -Focusing on Korean Immigrants with Adolescents at Home in Chicago Area-

재미한인교포의 이혼 후 재혼생활에 관한 질적 연구 - 청소년기 자녀가 있는 시카고지역의 재혼자를 대상으로 -

  • Received : 2009.10.25
  • Accepted : 2009.12.07
  • Published : 2010.05.31


This study is to examine the process of divorce and remarriage as well as the remarried life after divorce of Korean immigrants in Chicago area. Researchers interviewed in depth 9 remarried Korean immigrants with adolescent stepchildren: 7 women and 2 men. The qualitative interview scripts were analyzed and categorized by case study methods. The case analysis revealed 17 subcategories resulting in 5 core categories: reasons for divorce, remarriage as new choice of life, conflicts in remarried life, coping resources, and stable stage of remarried life. Based on these results, possible intervention strategies were suggested for the social workers working with remarried Korean immigrants.