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The Effects of Psychological Well-Being of Married Immigrant Women on Parenting Efficacy
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 37, Issue 2,  2016, pp.143-155
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/kjcs.2016.37.2.143
 Title & Authors
The Effects of Psychological Well-Being of Married Immigrant Women on Parenting Efficacy
Lee, Sung Hee; Park, Ung Im;
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Objective: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of psychological well-being on married immigrant women`s parenting efficacy. Methods: The participants consisted of 145 married immigrant mothers who were members of multi-cultural family support centers in Andong, Young-ju, Uiseung, and Munkyung cities in Gyeongsangbuk-do province. Results: The main results are as follows. First, the levels of language competence and education were significantly related to psychological well-being, suggesting that the level of language competence as well as the level of education could be main factors for psychological well-being. Further, numbers of children and monthly household income were significantly related to parenting efficacy. Second, psychological well-being was correlated with parenting efficacy of married immigrant women, demonstrating that psychological well-being was the most effective variable for parenting efficacy. Third, self-acceptance, environmental mastery, and personal growth in the psychological well-being significantly predicted parenting efficacy. Conclusion: These findings suggested that we should reconsider the importance of psychological well-being in supporting programs for parenting.
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