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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158199
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Korean American's Marital Adjustment and Children's Social Competence
Abstract:
Korean American's Marital Adjustment and Children's Social Competence
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2005
Author:Koh, Chin-Kang, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Washington
Title:Doctoral Student
Co-Authors:Eunjung Kim
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Korean Americans' perception of marital adjustment and their children's social competence. Background: The relationship between a husband and wife affects the physical, social, and psychological health indicators of family members. Regarding children's health, it has been found that marital adjustment problems between parents were associated with child outcomes such as development and behavior problems. However, there were few studies that explored the dynamics between husband-wife relationships and subsequent child outcomes in the Asian American population. Methods: This was a descriptive correlational study which used a survey research design method. The Dyadic Adjustment Scale and the Child Social Competence Scale were used to measure the husband-wife relationship and their children's social competence. The Dyadic Adjustment Scale had four dimensions that assessed marital satisfaction, consensus, cohesion, and affection. Korean-American parents who had a child between 3 and 8 years of age were recruited from the Korean American community of the Pacific Northwest. The sample size was sixty-two (48 mothers and 13 fathers). Results: Findings from the regression analysis showed that Korean-American parents' marital adjustment was a marginally significant predictor of children' social competence (p=.054). In terms of the subcategories of the marital adjustment, affection (p=.043), cohesion (p=.002), and consensus (p=.018) were significant or marginally significant predictors of children's social competence. Implications: The findings in this current study of the Korean American population are consistent with prior work in different populations and suggests that Korean American parents' marital adjustment is linked to their children's social competence. However, this study has some limitations, such as the small sample size and the lack of independent assessment of marital interaction and children's social competence. Nevertheless, this study has some implications for nursing practice. Nurses who work with Korean-American parents and their children need to know the significance of marital adjustment for children's social competence. Moreover, community-based counseling programs that promote good marital relationships between Korean American parents might facilitate their children's social competence
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKorean American's Marital Adjustment and Children's Social Competenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158199-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Korean American's Marital Adjustment and Children's Social Competence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Koh, Chin-Kang, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Washington</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chinkang@u.washington.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Eunjung Kim</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Korean Americans' perception of marital adjustment and their children's social competence. Background: The relationship between a husband and wife affects the physical, social, and psychological health indicators of family members. Regarding children's health, it has been found that marital adjustment problems between parents were associated with child outcomes such as development and behavior problems. However, there were few studies that explored the dynamics between husband-wife relationships and subsequent child outcomes in the Asian American population. Methods: This was a descriptive correlational study which used a survey research design method. The Dyadic Adjustment Scale and the Child Social Competence Scale were used to measure the husband-wife relationship and their children's social competence. The Dyadic Adjustment Scale had four dimensions that assessed marital satisfaction, consensus, cohesion, and affection. Korean-American parents who had a child between 3 and 8 years of age were recruited from the Korean American community of the Pacific Northwest. The sample size was sixty-two (48 mothers and 13 fathers). Results: Findings from the regression analysis showed that Korean-American parents' marital adjustment was a marginally significant predictor of children' social competence (p=.054). In terms of the subcategories of the marital adjustment, affection (p=.043), cohesion (p=.002), and consensus (p=.018) were significant or marginally significant predictors of children's social competence. Implications: The findings in this current study of the Korean American population are consistent with prior work in different populations and suggests that Korean American parents' marital adjustment is linked to their children's social competence. However, this study has some limitations, such as the small sample size and the lack of independent assessment of marital interaction and children's social competence. Nevertheless, this study has some implications for nursing practice. Nurses who work with Korean-American parents and their children need to know the significance of marital adjustment for children's social competence. Moreover, community-based counseling programs that promote good marital relationships between Korean American parents might facilitate their children's social competence</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:36:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:36:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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