Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-10
Hyun Hee Yu and Chang Seek Lee*
This study aimed to identify the depression level of 580 immigrant women in marriage, and the analysis was done on the structural relationship between the influencing variables on depression such as acculturative stress, hope, and family cohesion. We identified whether hope and family cohesion would have a mediating effect in the relationship between acculturative stress and depression. First, there was a positive correlation between acculturative stress and depression and a positive correlation between family cohesion and hope. Second, acculturative stress and hope and acculturative stress and family cohesion had a negative path coefficient. In contrast, acculturative stress and depression had a positive path coefficient. Hope and depression and also family cohesion and depression had a negative path coefficient. Third, this study found a mediating effect of hope and family cohesion, in the relationship between acculturative stress and depression.
Keywords: Acculturative Stress, Component, Depression, Family Cohesion, Hope, Immigrant Women for Marriage
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