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Effects of a Psychological Adaptation Improvement Program for International Marriage Migrant Women in South Korea

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Author(s)
Won Hee JunSung Sil HongMSNSoo Yang
Publication Year
2014
Abstract
Purpose: This study was conducted to develop and evaluate the Psychological Adaptation Improvement
Program (PAIP) for international marriage migrant women in South Korea.
Methods: A total of 43 international marriage migrant women who were enrolled in six rural multicultural
family support centers in South Korea were included in this study. They were randomly
assigned to the intervention group (n ¼ 21) or to the control group (n ¼ 22). The intervention group
received 10 sessions of PAIP, 1 or 2 sessions per week for 8 weeks. The dependent variables were selfesteem,
depression and social problem solving ability. The data were analyzed by Fisher's exact test, t
test, and repeated measures analysis of variance using SAS program.
Results: PAIP was effective in increasing self-esteem and reducing depression, and partially showed
significant positive effects on participants’ social problem solving ability, suggesting increased levels of
positive problem orientation and decreased avoidance style in the social problem solving ability
subscales.
Conclusion: PAIP might be used as an effective intervention to improve psychological adaptation among
international marriage migrant women in the rural community of South Korea.
Copyright © 2014, Korean Society of Nursing Science. Published by Elsevier. All rights reserved.
Department
Dept. of Nursing (간호학)
Publisher
College of Nursing
Citation
Asian Nursing Research, Vol.8(3) : 232-238, 2014
Type
Article
ISSN
1976-1317
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35112
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