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A Study of Social Integration through Sports Program among Migrant Women in Korea

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Department of Sport of Industry Studies, Sinchon Campus, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
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Department of Leisure Marine Sports, School of Marine-Sports, Seosan Campus, Hanseo University, Seosan-si 31962, Korea
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Academic Editor: Gregor Wolbring
Received: 6 August 2021 / Revised: 16 September 2021 / Accepted: 17 September 2021 / Published: 23 September 2021
This study aimed to examine sports programs at multicultural family support centers located throughout the country and present the possibility of social integration through the sports programs. The multicultural sports program showed that it affected the ability of migrant women in international marriages to socially integrate with other women like themselves, their husbands, and the natives, and also affected themselves. In order to clarify the purpose of the research, in-depth interviews were carried out. The collected material was transcribed, encoded, and classified. The results were analyzed from the perspective of sports’ physical, psychological, and social functions. This social integration was shown to be more effective than any other program at the multicultural family support center. Regarding their relationship with their husbands, the program provided opportunities for deepening their mutual understanding. The sports program was also utilized as a place of leisure for the women as well, and it was discovered that sports activities were being used as a means of resolving stress. The migrant women’s life radius and interpersonal relations were small due to their limited linguistic abilities. They provided opportunities to form confidence in their Korean life. View Full-Text
Keywords: social integration; multi-culture; sports program; migrant social integration; multi-culture; sports program; migrant
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Lee, S.-J.; Yeo, I.-S.; Ahn, B.-W. A Study of Social Integration through Sports Program among Migrant Women in Korea. Societies 2021, 11, 116. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11040116

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Lee S-J, Yeo I-S, Ahn B-W. A Study of Social Integration through Sports Program among Migrant Women in Korea. Societies. 2021; 11(4):116. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11040116

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Lee, Se-Joong, In-Sung Yeo, and Byoung-Wook Ahn. 2021. "A Study of Social Integration through Sports Program among Migrant Women in Korea" Societies 11, no. 4: 116. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11040116

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