Factors Influencing Attitude toward Marriage of Nursing College Students

간호대학생의 결혼관에 미치는 영향요인

  • Kim, Nam-Jo (College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Ko, SangJin (College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 2018.01.15
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


The low birth rate in South Korea is a very serious problem. Recently, as personal happiness has emerged as an important life value of life, unmarried people have developed a negative tendency toward marriage. This study was conducted to investigate the attitude toward marriage, gender role and having children among college students, and to identify the factors affecting marriage. The participants were 383 unmarried nursing college students who live in D city. Data were collected from self-report questionnaires and analyzed using the t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression using the SPSS 22.0 program. Gender was a significant variable influencing attitude toward marriage. Moreover, the attitude toward marriage was negatively correlated with gender role, and positively correlated with having children. Attitude toward gender role was negatively correlated with having children. Regression analysis of the factors affecting attitude toward marriage showed that gender (male), attitude toward gender role, and attitude toward having children were significant influencing factors. Moreover, this model explained 51.9% of variance in attitude toward marriage. Overall, it is necessary to change individual values to solve the problem of low birthrate.


Child;Gender Identity;Nursing;Marriage;Students


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