Purposes for this research had been to explore the experiences of Filipinas living as international spouses in Korea and also to formulate a substantive theory that describes the fundamental social means of adjusting to life as being a international spouse in Korea.
This descriptive qualitative research used the grounded concept design. In-depth, semi-structured, audio-taped interviews had been conducted with 10 Filipino immigrant spouses in Korea. Interview information had been transcribed verbatim and analyzed making use of Strauss and Corbin’s constant relative analysis.
Six primary groups emerged: aspiring, confronting, putting up with, coping, assimilating, and regretting. Fundamental to these ended up being the core group of adopting a life that is new. a model that is theoretical the fundamental social processes of adjusting to life as being a international spouse in Korea was created to reflect the inter-relationships among these groups. Extracts associated with information had been presented to illustrate the grounding regarding the theoretical model in the individuals’ records.
The findings using this research offer a rise in the knowledge of Filipino immigrant spouses, that should aid in designing effective coping methods that think about the specific traits and dilemmas of Filipino immigrant wives.