A Phenomenological Study on Multicultural Adolescents' Family Reconstruction and Maladaptation

중도입국 다문화청소년의 가족재구성과 부적응에 대한 현상학적 연구

  • 김민경 (남서울대학교 아동복지학과)
  • Received : 2020.09.01
  • Accepted : 2020.10.20
  • Published : 2020.10.28


The purpose of this study is multicultural adolescents' family reconstruction and maladaptation. Six multicultural adolescents living in Seoul, Gyeonggido, Chungchungdo, Jeolado were selected for the in-depth interview. Data were collected from August to December, 2019. This research is Giorgi's phenomenological method. The results provided 10 themes on the essential structure of experience and 4 theme clusters. The final 10 themes were unintentional choice: immigration, unfamiliar family relationship forming, unacceptable dissatisfaction and anger, absence of belonging and promising, missing homeland, keeping close relationship with old friends, difficulty of learning, following Korea culture, identity crisis and wandering, difficulty in adaptation : addiction to games and misdemeanour. Therefore, it is suggested to announce importance of family meaning and adaptation in Korea society.


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