Convergence Study on Marital intimacy, spousal support, sexual autonomy and empowerment on married immigrant Vietnamese women in Korea

결혼이주 베트남여성의 부부친밀감, 배우자지지, 성적자율성과 임파워먼트 관계 융합연구

Moon, Ji Hyun

  • Received : 2019.02.28
  • Accepted : 2019.04.20
  • Published : 2019.04.28


This study was attempted to identify the marital intimacy, spousal support, sexual autonomy and empowerment of married immigrant Vietnamese women. This study was conducted to 119 Vietnamese women who migrated for marriage, and it took place from May to September, 2018. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficients. Marital intimacy $3.17{\pm}0.69$, spousal support $3.45{\pm}0.94$, sexual autonomy $3.70{\pm}0.83$ and varied according to educational level(p=.011), and empowerment varied according to economic level(p<.001). There was a difference in intimacy and support depending on the marriage period. There is a very strong correlation between variables(p<.005). Married immigrant women showed moderate marital intimacy, spousal support, high correlation with sexual autonomy and two variables, and empowerment correlated with sexual autonomy. Based on these findings, it seems to be necessary to find a way to increase the empowerment of Vietnamese women and to develop an intervention programs.


married immigrant women;marital intimacy;spousal support;sexual autonomy;empowerment


Supported by : National Mokpo University