A Study on Rural Adults' Awareness of Marriage

농촌 성인남녀의 결혼에 대한 의식 분석

  • 윤순덕 (농촌진흥청 농촌자원개발연구소) ;
  • 박은식 (농촌진흥청 농촌자원개발연구소) ;
  • 김은자 (농촌진흥청 농촌자원개발연구소) ;
  • 조영숙 (농촌진흥청 농촌자원개발연구소)
  • Published : 2006.06.30


The objective of this study were to explore rural adults' awareness of marriage. The data were collected from 369 adults 20 aged and over living in the rural and analysed by marital status and sex, using SPSS/win program. The major finding of this study were as follows; 1) In the mate selection, rural adults valued personality(41.9%) above everything else without difference in sex or marital status. However, while most of unmarried women preferred white collar worker, educated in the college and over, and $1{\sim}4$ older than them, most of married and unmarried men preferred housewives, educated in the high school, and $3{\sim}4$ younger than them. Also, women wanted to live in the urban after the marriage. 2) In connection with wedding ceremony, most of rural adults preferred modern wedding ceremony, appropriately within their circumstance, and general ceremony hall except the unmarried women. 3) Only 45.9% of unmarried women agreed to marriage compared to 74.5% of unmarried men. The unmarried, especially unmarried women, liked more than the married to love marriage. 4) Rural women have more modern attitude toward the marriage than rural men.