Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2018 Jun;24(2):174-184. 10.4069/kjwhn.2018.24.2.174.

Influence of Spousal Support on the Relationship between Acculturative Stress and Sense of Parenting Competence among Married Vietnamese Immigrant Women

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Changwon National University, Changwon, Korea. ygnoh@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
To identify the effects of spousal support on the relationship between acculturative stress and sense of parenting competence among married Vietnamese immigrant women.
METHODS
The sample for this study consisted of 175 married Vietnamese immigrant women in Gyeongsangnam-do. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé test, Pearson correlations, and hierarchical multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 23.0.
RESULTS
(a) sense of parenting competence was negatively correlated with acculturative stress, whereas a positive correlation was observed with spousal support; (b) spousal support mediated the relationship between acculturative stress and sense of parenting competence.
CONCLUSION
Results of the study suggest that spousal support decreases the negative effects of acculturative stress on sense of parenting competence. Therefore, we need to find ways to strengthen spousal support for married Vietnamese immigrant women.

Keyword

Acculturation; Social support; Spouse; Immigrants; Parenting

MeSH Terms

Acculturation
Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
Emigrants and Immigrants*
Female
Gyeongsangnam-do
Humans
Mental Competency*
Parenting*
Parents*
Spouses

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