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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.53-67
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Apr 2021
Received 26 Feb 2021 Revised 20 Mar 2021 Accepted 20 Apr 2021

What is the Well Ageing of Korean Migrants?
Jinhee Kim*
Andong National University, Republic of Korea, Professor

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This paper investigates to uncover the unheard stories of older Korean migrants living in Auckland, who shifted out from Korea in later life. The stories are shared by six older Koreans who participated in a semi-structured interview, five female, and one male. The study identified three factors considered to play a part in well ageing for those older migrants. The three facets are 1) a learning experience; 2) a sense of belongingness and; 3) self-contentment. The findings from the study suggest perception of what is seen as well ageing that distinguishes the participants in this study from those older Koreans living in Korea. While there has been a continuous interest in the sector of well ageing, there is still a lack of understanding that specifically looks at the well ageing process in older migrants around the globe. This paper contributes to knowledge on the perception of the well ageing process based on the shared thoughts of older migrants.

Keywords: Well Ageing, Older Korean, Perception, Self-Learning

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