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.

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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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ID Code: 63869
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: balance of power, grounded theory, international marriage, Korea, patriarchy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2012.00738.x
ISSN: 1442-2018
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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