Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6
Chang Seek Lee and Hyun Hee Yu*
Background/ Objectives: This study was conducted to determine the structural relationships between depression, family system perception, mental violence, and life satisfaction among 249 immigrant women living in C Province of Korea. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: Frequency, reliability, and correlation analysis, structural equation modeling, and bootstrapping were applied for the data analysis. Findings: First, there was a positive correlation between family system perception and life satisfaction, but life satisfaction had negative correlations with both depression and mental violence. There was a negative correlation between depression and family system perception, but a positive correlation between depression and mental violence. Second, the depression of immigrant women had a positive impact on mental violence. Family system perception had a negative impact on mental violence but a positive impact on life satisfaction. Moreover, mental violence had a significant negative impact on life satisfaction. In contrast, family system perception had a significant positive impact on well-being. Third, mental violence was a mediating variable in the relationships between depression and life satisfaction and between family system perception and life satisfaction. Application/ Improvement: This study will be used to increase the life satisfaction of immigrant women.
Keywords: Depression, Family System Perception, Immigrant Woman, Life Satisfaction, Mental Violence
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