A Qualitative study on Difficulties experienced and Coping process of Remarried elderly

재혼 노인이 겪는 어려움과 대처과정에 대한 질적 연구

  • Received : 2016.08.26
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28


This study aims to understand the experiences of remarried elderly from the social, cultural point of view. The study subjects were randomly selected 3 remarried couples with age higher than 65 who could express their experience enough. This study adapted qualitative study with grounded theory method by Strauss and Corbin(1998), which deducted 126 significant sentences from the testimony of participants and classified those into 48 topics and categorized into 16. As for the study result, the main phenomenon was the "ambivalence of marriage" and the mediation conditions for controlling were "trust and acknowledgement of spouse and family", and "proper compensation", and the reaction/mutual reaction strategy to correspond to this situation was "to put effort to understand spouse". Such results will contribute to understanding the essence of marriage adjustment of remarried elderly, and are expected to be the fundamental material to tend to realistic problems that the widowed elderly face and to lead successfully remarriage.


Remarried elderly;Marriage adjustment process;Grounded theory method;Phenomenology;Qualitative research


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