Marital power process of Korean men married to foreign women : A qualitative study
Kim, Miyoung, Park, Gyeong Sook, & Windsor, Carol (2013) Marital power process of Korean men married to foreign women : A qualitative study. Nursing And Health Sciences, 15(1), pp. 73-78.
This study explored how Korean men married to migrant women construct meaning around married life. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with 10 men who had had been married to migrant women for ≥ 2 years. Data collection and analysis were performed concurrently using a grounded theory approach. The core category generated was the process of sustaining a family unit. The men came to understand the importance of a distribution of power within the family in sustaining the family unit. Constituting this process were four stages: recognizing an imbalance of power, relinquishing power, empowering, and fine-tuning the balance of power. This study provides important insight into the dynamics of marital power from men's point of view by demonstrating a link between the way people adjust to married life and the process by which married couples adjust through the distribution and redistribution of power.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||balance of power, grounded theory, international marriage, Korea, patriarchy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Deposited On:||31 Oct 2013 23:52|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2013 21:49|
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