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Effects of Multicultural Acceptance Attitude, Language Acceptance Attitude and Social Network on Married Female Immigrants and Korean Husbands` Life Satisfaction during the Adjustment Period
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Effects of Multicultural Acceptance Attitude, Language Acceptance Attitude and Social Network on Married Female Immigrants and Korean Husbands` Life Satisfaction during the Adjustment Period
Jung, Joowon; Cho, So Yeon;
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 Abstract
This study was conducted to examine the factors affecting the life satisfaction of married female immigrants and Korean husbands. Data for this study were obtained from the National Survey of Multicultural Families conducted in 2012. The study sample consisted of 5,232 couples within the first five years of marriage. Data were evaluated using a paired t-test, K-mean cluster analysis, ANOVA, and ordered logistic regression analysis. The results were as follows: 1) life satisfaction was higher for married female immigrants than for Korean husbands. 2) The general characteristics, acceptance attitude, language acceptance, and social network differed significantly depending on life satisfaction levels. 3) The multicultural acceptance attitude of husbands, ability of married female immigrants to speak Korean, and ability of Korean husbands to speak wives` native languages improved life satisfaction levels. The results of this study can be used to improve the life satisfaction of married female immigrants and Korean husbands.
 Keywords
married female immigrant;life satisfaction;multicultural acceptance attitude;language acceptance attitude;social network;
 Language
Korean
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