Women's work and symptoms during midlife: Korean immigrant women.


Journal Article

PURPOSE: To describe how Korean immigrant women tend to describe their work experiences within their daily lives and how they relate their work to the symptoms experienced during midlife. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using methodological triangulation. Using a convenience sampling method, 119 Korean immigrant women were recruited for the quantitative phase, and 21 among the 119 women were recruited for the qualitative phase. Data were collected using both questionnaires and in-depth interviews. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and thematic analysis. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS: The symptoms that the women experienced during midlife were influenced by their work experience, which was complicated by their cultural heritage, gender issues embedded in their daily lives, and immigration transition. IMPLICATIONS: Complexities and diversities in women's work need to be incorporated in menopausal studies.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, EO; Meleis, AI

Published Date

  • January 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 83 - 103

PubMed ID

  • 11523642

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11523642

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-0242

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/j013v33n01_06


  • eng