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The Effects of Married Immigrant Women`s Parenting Experiences on their Mental Health
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 7,  2016, pp.451-459
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.7.451
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The Effects of Married Immigrant Women`s Parenting Experiences on their Mental Health
Kang, Bok-Jung; Kang, Ki-Jung; Park, Su-Sun; Son, Seo-Hee;
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The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between parenting experiences of married immigrant women and their mental health including self-esteem and depression. Data came from 471 married immigrant women with a child who participated in the home visiting program for children of multicultural families provided by Multicultural Family Support Centers. The results indicated that, the mothers` self-esteem was related to their perceptions of parenting, parenting stress, marital satisfaction, and social support. In addition, the mothers` depression was associated with their proficiency in Korean, household income, perception of parenting, parenting stress, knowledge on child development, marital satisfaction, and social support. These findings suggest that the parenting experiences of married immigrant women are closely related to their mental health. Parenting education programs that increase parenting efficacy and reduce parenting stress would be helpful to improve the mental health of married immigrant women.
Married Immigrant Women;Multicultural Families;Depression;Parenting;Self-esteem;Mental Health;
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