J Korean Soc Matern Child Health.  2019 Oct;23(4):250-260. 10.21896/jksmch.2019.23.4.250.

Concept Analysis of Married Immigrant Women Acculturation to Korean Culture

  • 1College of Nursing, Choonhae Health Science of Korea, Ulsan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Dong-eui University of Korea, Busan, Korea. hmjung@deu.ac.kr


The purpose of this study is to clarify attributes, antecedents, and consequences of married immigrant women acculturation to Korean culture.
According to the procedure that Walker and Avant presented, the concept of married immigrant women's acculturation to Korea culture is analyzed.
The defining attributes of married immigrant women acculturation to Korean culture are good communication, family and social support, mothers parenting capacity, and acceptance of mutual culture. The antecedents are interracial marriage, moving to Korea and prejudice against married immigrant women. The consequences are psychological well-being and satisfaction with family life.
The cultural adaptation process for the stable settlement of married women in Korean society has 4 attributes: good communication, family and social support, mothers parenting capacity, and acceptance of mutual culture. Therefore, this application will help people in the cultural adaptation process especially when they approach married women.


Immigrant; Marriage; Women; Acculturation

MeSH Terms

Emigrants and Immigrants*


  • Fig. 1. Diagram of the concept analysis regarding married immigrant women's acculturation to Korean culture.


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