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Analysis on the effects of the Korean language ability level, social support and acculturative stress of migrant laborers on life satisfaction: Focus on the mediating effects of hope
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 4,  2016, pp.89-100
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.4.89
 Title & Authors
Analysis on the effects of the Korean language ability level, social support and acculturative stress of migrant laborers on life satisfaction: Focus on the mediating effects of hope
Kim, Dae-Myung;
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 Abstract
The present study aims at investigating the effects of the Korean language ability, social support and acculturative stress of migrant laborers on hope and life satisfaction. The results of structural equation model showed that the social support and acculturative stress of migrant laborers influences life satisfaction through hope. The Korean ability of these laborers was intermediate level where they performed well in reading while they showed low performance in speaking and listening. The results of the study are as follows. First, hope mediates the effects of Korean ability on life satisfaction and does the effects of social support and acculturative stress on life satisfaction. Second the results that the better they hope the bigger life satisfaction gets implied that hope is the immediate cause of life satisfaction. Third, for their hope, we should provide not only language education but also opportunities for the perception that the role of family and neighbors is important. It is also necessary to facilitate active movements with the local community so that the migrant laborers take part in roles as members of society. Further we need to operate lifelong education programs for helping the migrant labores to adapt their lives in Korea.
 Keywords
Migrant laborers;Korean language ability;Social support;Acculturative stress;Hope;Life satisfaction;
 Language
Korean
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