Development of convergence program to improve marital satisfaction of elderly couples

노인부부의 결혼만족도 향상을 위한 융합프로그램 개발

  • Kim, In-Sook (Department of Social Welfare, Tongmyong University) ;
  • Park, Sun-Hee (Department of Social Welfare, Dongju College)
  • 김인숙 (동명대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 박선희 (동주대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.02
  • Accepted : 2017.08.05
  • Published : 2017.09.30


The purpose of this study was to develop and apply the convergence program to improve the marital satisfaction of the elderly couples. The purpose of this study was to overcome the divorce crisis of elderly couples and to provide a basic plan for divorce prevention through rapid aging and increase of divorce rate. The subjects of this study were 9 elderly women's welfare centers located in P city. The convergence program for improving the marital satisfaction of elderly couples in this study shows that marital satisfaction is improved by 52.1% from pre - test (cumulative complaint of marriage) to 32.1 (post - test). The results of a qualitative evaluation of the observational records show that it is very helpful to improve the relationship by acquiring the skill of sharing experience and communication between the elderly couple through the program, Marital satisfaction was improved. The results of this study show that the convergence program developed in this study is effective in improving marital satisfaction for elderly couples.


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