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dc.contributor.supervisor Fuchs, Don (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Do, Eun Kyeong
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-18T19:41:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-18T19:41:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32052
dc.description.abstract This study examined, through a narrative phenomenological framework, the experiences of Korean female caregivers in Canada, and the ways in which filial piety obligations affected their quality of life. The existing literature is scarce on information about caregiving by Korean females in both North America and Canada. Further, caregiving issues regarding caregiving stress have mostly investigated the medical aspects. It was crucial, therefore, to investigate and understand the social aspects of the caregiving experience. Korean daughters-in-law (DILs), who lived with their aging parents-in-law (PILs) in environments profoundly rooted in Confucian values, experienced conflicts with their parents/mothers-in-law. A number of caregiving hardships were identified and categorized according to the following two themes: cultural obligations and direct caregiving practices. Some DILs’ caregiving hardships were heavier when they moved to Canada and adopted a new culture. The findings of this study show that the caregiving practices of these Korean female caregivers in Canada are changing as the DILs have been influenced by their new environment, but the findings also demonstrate that the DILs are still strongly affected by the traditional cultural values in which they were raised. This study investigated their attitudes and behaviours of these women in their caregiving roles by employing a qualitative research design. As little research has been done on immigrant women’s caregiving experience, this study provides an important contribution by examining the lived experience of immigrant women as it is affected by the traditional cultural value of filial piety. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Filial Piety en_US
dc.subject Caregiving en_US
dc.subject Korean immigrants en_US
dc.subject Confucian principles en_US
dc.subject Cultural obligations en_US
dc.subject Feminist approach en_US
dc.subject Narrative phenomenology framework en_US
dc.subject Daughter-in-law's coping strategies en_US
dc.subject Aging parents-in-law en_US
dc.subject Observing care from childhood en_US
dc.subject Direct caregiving practices en_US
dc.subject Canadian contexts regarding Korean caregiviers en_US
dc.title Filial piety obligations and the lived experience of Korean female caregivers of aging parents-in-law in Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Taylor, Laura (Social Work) Menec, Verena (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2017 en_US


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