Exploring the Narratives on Domestic Violence Experienced by Married Immigrant Women in Korea

This study is to explore domestic violence experienced by married immigrant women in Korea through narrative inquiry method. Especially, the purpose of this study is to find the living world which they experienced during the period of family disintegration. Three research participants were from China and Philippines. Participants chose to go to Korea for a better life and with an expectation of Korea as an active subject, but commonly experienced economic difficulties in married life. They attempted to overcome economic difficulties through subjective efforts, but they experienced multiple violence in marriage life and finally divorced. Focusing on the reason why divorced immigrant women cannot but disintegrate their family, this study explores their narratives.