Relationship between Disability Type, Severeness, Economic Activeness and Marital Satisfaction: Mediating Effect Using the Employment Panel Data in Everyday Discrimination

장애유형, 장애정도 및 경제활동상태와 결혼생활만족도의 관계: 고용패널데이터를 활용한 장애인의 일상생활 차별경험의 매개효과

  • Received : 2014.10.20
  • Accepted : 2014.11.08
  • Published : 2014.11.30


This paper explores the how the disability type, severeness and economic activeness affects marital satisfaction, and seeks to improve marital satisfaction among disabled by clarifying mediating effects of discriminatory experiences in everyday experiences. This research was done with 3,463 married disabled who were prone to everyday discrimination, among whom were enrolled in research database of Employment Development Institute of Korea Employment Promotion Agency for the Disabled. The research showed positive effects between marital satisfaction and everyday discriminatory experience except for unemployed people and severe among all the disabled type (external disability, sensory disability, mental disability, internal disability), disability severeness (severe and light), and economic activeness (paid workers, self-employed, home-worker, unemployed, not economically active). Also, relationship between disability type, severeness, economical activeness and marital satisfaction was partly mediated through everyday discriminatory experiences. Therefore, active movements to reduce everyday discrimination are strongly advised.


disabled;disabled type;disabled severeness;economic activeness;marital satisfaction;everyday discriminatory experience