- Volume 58 Issue 3
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of socio-demographic characteristics, communication ability and cultural identity on marital satisfaction among Kosian housewives living in rural areas. The findings of this study are summarized as follows; First, most Kosian housewives' motivation for international marriage is to seek economic advancement, but 30% of the respondents are below the minimum standard of living. Second, the mean score of Korean cultural identity(KCid) fell into the medium level of the scale, and it was higher than that of original cultural identity(OCid) Third, OCid showed statistically significant relations with age, nationality, occupation in their country, religion, number of children, period of marriage, and motivation for marriage. Fourth, more than half of them fell into the low level communication ability group. The high level communication ability group marked higher scores of KCid than the low level group. Fifth, the high level KCid group marked higher scores in marriage satisfaction than the low group. However, no statistical differences between high and low groups were found in OCid. Fifth, KCid is found to have the most strong impact on marriage satisfaction. The higher the score of KCid and of yearly mean income, the scores of marriage satisfaction were higher. And the lower the score of OCid and of education level, the scores of marriage satisfaction were lower.