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How Chinese female migrants in South Korea overcome constraints to participate in leisure activities

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posted on 2023-11-17, 14:06 authored by Do Young PyunDo Young Pyun, Jian Kim, Hee Yeob Kang, Heetae Cho

This study aimed to investigate the leisure phenomenon of Chinese female migrants (including ethnic Koreans from China) residing in South Korea. Data were collected at three different locations in southwestern Seoul that were considered popular gathering places for Chinese migrants. A total of 455 respondents participated in measuring the constraints faced by Chinese female migrants in South Korea that keep them from participating in leisure activities. This study found that constraint negotiation negatively influenced leisure constraints, which in turn, decreased leisure participation intention. The study provides scholars and practitioners with insights on how the leisure participation of Chinese female migrants can be promoted by successfully managing the negotiation process and leisure constraints. It is also recommended to disconnect the linkage from leisure constraints to leisure participation so that possible constraints do not render negative impacts.



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Asian and Pacific Migration Journal


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