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Phenomenological Study about the Converging Experience of Women's Gender Role after Childbirth

출산 후 여성의 융합적인 성역할 경험에 관한 현상학적 연구

  • Lee, Suzy (IACF, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Ki, Chaerin (School of Nursing, Catholic University) ;
  • Shin, Gisoo (Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University)
  • 이수지 (중앙대학교 산학협력단) ;
  • 기채린 (가톨릭대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 신기수 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학)
  • Received : 2018.07.25
  • Accepted : 2018.09.20
  • Published : 2018.09.28

Abstract

This study is a qualitative study using phenomenological methods that focus on the meaning of what individuals experience to understand the meaning of the gender role of women after childbirth. The participants of this study are 17 women who gave a birth from 8 weeks of the postpartum period to a year after the birth. Seven categories were derived from the results of analyzing the meaning of the gender roles of participants, and the seven categories are confirmed to be body changes and pain, just making me feel down, the difference between expectation and reality, isolation from husband and social network, thinking about my mother as a woman, the pain of body and mind sublimates, and convergence/dissociation between femininity and motherhood. This study is meaningful in that the results of this study provided information that would have a broader understanding of women's gender role after giving birth.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT

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