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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(3):210-220.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.3.210    Published online March 20, 2009.
FACES III and Family APGAR Score of Multicultural Family Marriage Female Migrant in Jeollanam-Do Province.
Yeon Pyo Kim, Hoon Ki Park, Hwan Sik Hwang
1Department of Family Medicine, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea.
2Department of Family Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hoonkp@hanyang.ac.kr
전라남도 일개 군 지역 다문화가정 이주여성에서의 가족적응력, 결속력 척도(FACES III)와 가족 기능도 지수(Family APGAR Score)
김연표, 박훈기, 황환식
Within a recent few years, the number multicultural families had been increasing rapidly in Korea. This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of the function of multicultural families and its determining factors.Methods: The study subjects were 68 foreign women who had been married to Korean men and immigrated to Korea. All participants were registered in one of the three migration support centers in South Jeolla Province. They completed a self-administered questionnaire which evaluated the demographic information, FACES III, and the family APGAR scores. We compared their family function with that of the typical Korean families reported in previous articles.Results: Multicultural families were prone to be an extreme family according to the FACES III. Their family APGAR scores were lower compared to those of ordinary Korean families. Family dysfunction of multicultural families as signifi cantly associated with women's age, hometown, education level, the number of family members, and her religion.Conclusion: Multicultural families may show different features compared to typical Korean families. Family physicians needs to be concerned with functional patterns of multicultural families. Further studies should be followed to understand modifi able factors for fi xing dysfunction of multicultural families.
Key Words: Family; Function; Cross-culture; Marriage
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