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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2011;17(3):514-523.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Influences of Acculturative Stress and Social Support on Subjective Quality of Life among Chinese Students in Korea
Lee, Kyu-Eun;Yom, Young-Hee;Chang, Hae-Kyung;
1Department of Nursing, Kwandong University
2Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University
3Department of Nursing, Hanseo University
중국 유학생의 문화적응스트레스와 사회적 지지가 주관적 삶의 질에 미치는 영향
이규은, 염영희, 장혜경
1관동대학교 간호학과
2중앙대학교 간호학과
3한서대학교 간호학과
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting the subjective quality of life among college students from China. Methods: The research design was a descriptive survey design using convenience sampling. Data was collected by using a self-questionnaire completed by 304 Chinese students located in three cities, namely, Seoul, Gangneung, and Seosan. ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and hierarchical multiple regression with the SPSS Win 12.0 Program were used to analyze the data. Results: The average score on subjective quality of life was $3.59{pm}0.43$. There were significant differences in the subjective quality of life according to length of stay, type of program, and health status. The subjective quality of life had significant negative correlation with acculturative stress and positive correlation with social support. The explained variance for the subjective quality of life was 51.5%. Variables on health status, guilt feelings, other acculturative stress, and social support significantly predicted the degree on subjective quality of life. Conclusion: Findings on this study provide a comprehensive understanding on the subjective quality of life and related factors for Chinese students in Korea. However, further studies with a larger random sample and more detailed research design is necessary.
Key Words: Chinese, Acculturation, Stress, Social support, Quality of life

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