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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2017;21(3):166-175.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2017.21.3.166    Published online September 30, 2017.
Grounded Theory Approach for Becoming a Mother of Chinese Immigrant Women in Korea
Eun Ha Roh, Ju Eun Song
Institute of Nursing Science, Ajou University Korea
한국이주 중국여성의 어머니 됨에 관한 근거이론 연구
노은하, 송주은
Correspondence:  Ju Eun Song,
Email: songje@ajou.ac.kr
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experience of becoming a mother after childbirth of Chinese immigrant women in Korea.
Ten Chinese immigrant women were recruited from multi-cultural center in the metropolitan area. Qualitative data were collected through in-depth interview from July 2015 to May in 2016. Interview was conducted until the data were theoretically saturated. Data analysis was performed simultaneously with the data collection, and the contents of the interview were analyzed according to the Corbin and Strauss' grounded theory method.
In total, 36 concepts were produced through the analysis, and similar concepts were combined to derive 16 categories. Based on the relation between the categories, the core category is analysed as ‘becoming culture integrating mothers’. The attainment process from this procedural approach are described as cultural intimidated stage, cultural conflicting stage, cultural cooperating stage, cultural integrating stage. There are three types of ‘becoming cultural integrating mothers’, integrating type, conflicting type, and intimidated type.
Based on these results, it is suggested to develop the nursing intervention program including cultural sensitive education and consultation program for helping becoming a mother in each type of the Chinese immigrant women in Korea. In addition, nurse or nursing student education program to enhance the cultural sensitivity is also needed.
Key Words: immigrants, mothers, chinese, grounded theory
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