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Stressors, social support, religious practice, and general well-being among Korean adult immigrants
Lee, Kyoung Hag
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Lee, K.H., & Woo, H. (2013). Stressors, social support, religious practice, and general well-being among Korean adult immigrants. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 10(5), 421-434. doi: 10.1080/15433714.2012.759483
Through this cross-sectional study the authors explore how stressors, social support, and religious practice are associated with the general well-being of 147 Korean adult immigrants through interviews. Hierarchical regression analysis reveals that low English proficiency and financial hardship are significantly related to low general well-being. However, high social support and religious practice are significantly associated with high general well-being. Social service and health care providers need to carefully assess stressors, social support systems, and spiritual issues for providing appropriate services/programs for English, culture, or social activities as well as spiritual intervention to maximize the strengths of Korean immigrants coping with health issues.
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