Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Married Immigrant Women in Korea

Gwangsuk Kim, Bongjeong Kim, Sun Sook Moon, Chang gi Park, Yoon Hee Cho

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the correlates of depressive symptoms among women who have immigrated to Korea for marriage. Design and Sample: Cross-sectional data reflecting Korean language fluency, acculturation, acculturative stress, general stress, and marital satisfaction were collected from 223 married immigrant women. Findings: There was a significant negative correlation between depressive symptoms and Korean language fluency as well as between depressive symptoms and Korean acculturation. Multiple linear regression revealed that depressive symptoms among married immigrant women were predicted by levels of acculturative stress, general stress, marital satisfaction, and type of household. The model including each of these variables accounted for 41.9% of the variance in depressive symptoms in these women. Conclusions: Prevention programs for the management of depression in immigrant women should include an evaluation of acculturative conflict and stress and should consider marital and family conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Transcultural Nursing
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Korea
Depression
Acculturation
Language
Marriage
Linear Models

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Kim, Gwangsuk ; Kim, Bongjeong ; Moon, Sun Sook ; Park, Chang gi ; Cho, Yoon Hee. / Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Married Immigrant Women in Korea. In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2013 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 153-161.
@article{34224930552b4c1a9db53cfa8d8fdef9,
title = "Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Married Immigrant Women in Korea",
abstract = "Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the correlates of depressive symptoms among women who have immigrated to Korea for marriage. Design and Sample: Cross-sectional data reflecting Korean language fluency, acculturation, acculturative stress, general stress, and marital satisfaction were collected from 223 married immigrant women. Findings: There was a significant negative correlation between depressive symptoms and Korean language fluency as well as between depressive symptoms and Korean acculturation. Multiple linear regression revealed that depressive symptoms among married immigrant women were predicted by levels of acculturative stress, general stress, marital satisfaction, and type of household. The model including each of these variables accounted for 41.9{\%} of the variance in depressive symptoms in these women. Conclusions: Prevention programs for the management of depression in immigrant women should include an evaluation of acculturative conflict and stress and should consider marital and family conditions.",
author = "Gwangsuk Kim and Bongjeong Kim and Moon, {Sun Sook} and Park, {Chang gi} and Cho, {Yoon Hee}",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1043659612472198",
language = "English",
volume = "24",
pages = "153--161",
journal = "Journal of Transcultural Nursing",
issn = "1043-6596",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "2",

}

Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Married Immigrant Women in Korea. / Kim, Gwangsuk; Kim, Bongjeong; Moon, Sun Sook; Park, Chang gi; Cho, Yoon Hee.

In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.01.2013, p. 153-161.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Married Immigrant Women in Korea

AU - Kim, Gwangsuk

AU - Kim, Bongjeong

AU - Moon, Sun Sook

AU - Park, Chang gi

AU - Cho, Yoon Hee

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the correlates of depressive symptoms among women who have immigrated to Korea for marriage. Design and Sample: Cross-sectional data reflecting Korean language fluency, acculturation, acculturative stress, general stress, and marital satisfaction were collected from 223 married immigrant women. Findings: There was a significant negative correlation between depressive symptoms and Korean language fluency as well as between depressive symptoms and Korean acculturation. Multiple linear regression revealed that depressive symptoms among married immigrant women were predicted by levels of acculturative stress, general stress, marital satisfaction, and type of household. The model including each of these variables accounted for 41.9% of the variance in depressive symptoms in these women. Conclusions: Prevention programs for the management of depression in immigrant women should include an evaluation of acculturative conflict and stress and should consider marital and family conditions.

AB - Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the correlates of depressive symptoms among women who have immigrated to Korea for marriage. Design and Sample: Cross-sectional data reflecting Korean language fluency, acculturation, acculturative stress, general stress, and marital satisfaction were collected from 223 married immigrant women. Findings: There was a significant negative correlation between depressive symptoms and Korean language fluency as well as between depressive symptoms and Korean acculturation. Multiple linear regression revealed that depressive symptoms among married immigrant women were predicted by levels of acculturative stress, general stress, marital satisfaction, and type of household. The model including each of these variables accounted for 41.9% of the variance in depressive symptoms in these women. Conclusions: Prevention programs for the management of depression in immigrant women should include an evaluation of acculturative conflict and stress and should consider marital and family conditions.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84874593575&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84874593575&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1043659612472198

DO - 10.1177/1043659612472198

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 153

EP - 161

JO - Journal of Transcultural Nursing

JF - Journal of Transcultural Nursing

SN - 1043-6596

IS - 2

ER -