Health Concept and Health Promotion Process Among Korean Migrant Women

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Abstract

My purpose in this study was to explore the concepts of health and the health promotion process among Korean women who migrated to North America for their children's education. Interviews and surveys were analyzed using a grounded theory analysis and descriptive statistics. Women in this study established their health concept and health promotion process in accordance to their socially constructed mother role. The women established unique meanings of health and developed an altruistic motivation to be healthy that allowed them to actively pursue health promotion despite their traditional care provider roles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-650
Number of pages23
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

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