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The Effects of Acculturative and Family-related Stress on the Well-being of Immigrant Women in Korea: The Mediating Effect of Hope


  • Department of Child and Adolescent Welfare, Hanseo University, Korea, Republic of
  • Department of Multicultural Welfare, Koguryeo University, Korea, Republic of


Background/ Objectives: This study was conducted to identify the structural relationships between acculturative stress, family-related stress, hope, and well-being in 609 immigrant women in 10 cities and provinces. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: The study conducted frequency analysis, reliability analysis, correlation analysis, structural equation modeling, and bootstrapping. Findings: First, acculturative stress had a negative correlation with family-related stress and also with the positive factor of well-being. In contrast, it had a positive correlation with the negative factor of well-being. Hope had a positive correlation with the positive factor of well-being but a negative correlation with the negative factor of well-being. Second, acculturative stress had a significant negative impact on hope and well-being, as did family-related stress. Hope had a statistically significant positive impact on well-being. Third, it was confirmed that hope was a mediating variable in the relationship between immigrant women’s family-related stress and their well-being. Application/ Improvement: This study will be applicable for increasing the wellbeing of immigrant people.


Acculturative Stress, Family-related Stress, Hope, Immigrant Women, Well-being.

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