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The Impact of acculturation and social support on mental health among Korean-American registered nurses

Title
The Impact of acculturation and social support on mental health among Korean-American registered nurses
Authors
Seo K.Kim M.Lee G.Park J.Yoon J.
Ewha Authors
김미영이건정
SCOPUS Author ID
김미영scopus; 이건정scopus
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
ISSN
1225-4886JCR Link
Citation
vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 157 - 169
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Abstract
Purpose: This study was to examine the impact of acculturation and social support on the mental health among Korean-American registered nurses. Methods: Data were collected with a convenience sample of 203 Korean-American registered nurses living in New York state and New Jersey state from 8th May to 25th August in 2012. The structured questionnaires measured the degree of acculturation, social support, and mental health. Data analysis was conducted using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation efficient, and Stepwise multiple regression. Results: Lower level of integration and higher level of marginalization were associated with the lower mental health. Social support was also positively related to mental health and had mediating effect on the relationship between acculturation and mental health. The five variables, including participants' educational background, work shift, integration, marginalization, and social support were significant to predict the level of mental health among Korean-American registered nurses, accounting for 41% of the variability. Conclusion: The results imply that higher level of social support and strong identity of both home and host culture will enable Korean-American registered nurses to maintain sound mental health. © 2013 Korean Society of Adult Nursing.
DOI
10.7475/kjan.2013.25.2.157
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