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A Study on Marital satisfaction and Marital Stability by Level of Socio-Economic Status. (사회경제적 지위에 따른 결혼만족도와 결혼안정성에 관한 연구)

  • 최윤실;옥선화
    • Journal of Families and Better Life
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.83-97
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    • 1987
  • The objected of this study were to investigate how social class system influences family life, especially, marital relationship through area of marital satisfaction and marital stability and to find out influences of variables related to marital stability, that is, marital satisfaction, marital alternatives and barriers to marital breakup. The study was performed in a viewpoint of social exchange approach. Major findings were as follows; First, husbands and wive's marital satisfaction and marital stability differed significantly by their level of SES. The marital satisfaction scores and the marital stability score of higher class were higher than those of lower class. second, the higher the marital satisfaction scores and the barriers to marital breakup scores were, the higher the marital stability scores were. And the higher the marital alternatives scores were, the loser the marital stability scores were. Third, the independent influences of variables related to marital stability were differed by level of SES. The last, the typology of marital satisfaction and marital stability differed by level of SES. In lower class, the marriage type of low satisfaction and low stability is more than other types. But in middle and upper class, the most marriage type is high satisfaction and high stability marriage.

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The Effect of Marital Interaction on the Marital Instability of Foreign Wives in Gyeongnam (경남지역 여성결혼이민자의 부부 상호작용이 결혼불안정성에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Eun-Kyung
    • Journal of Families and Better Life
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    • v.28 no.3
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    • pp.1-12
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    • 2010
  • This study identifies how marital interaction influences the marital instability of foreign wives. Data for the study were based on a snowball sampling of 101 foreign wives married to Korean husbands in Gyeongnam, Korea. The respondents reported higher levels of perceived spousal support, marital satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction, but reported lower levels of spousal hostility. A hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to identify the variables that affect marital instability. Independent variables included in the study were years married, religion, monthly income, educational level, perceived husband support, sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction, and perceived husband hostility. While religion, educational level, sexual satisfaction, marital satisfaction, and perceived husband hostility had a strong effects on the marital instability of foreign wives, years of marriage, monthly income, and perceived husband support did not show significant effect on marital instability. Marital satisfaction had the strongest effect on marital instability.

Trajectories of Marital Satisfaction of Married Couples From Childbirth to 5 Years Postpartum: The Panel Study of Korea Children 2008-2012 (한국 아동패널 2008-2012 자료를 활용한 자녀 출산 후 5년간의 부부의 결혼만족도 변화궤적)

  • Kim, Yeon Ha
    • Korean Journal of Child Studies
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    • v.37 no.4
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    • pp.47-56
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    • 2016
  • Objective: This study aimed to explore marital satisfaction changes of married couples from childbirth to 5 years postpartum using the data from the Panel Study of Korean Children 2008-2012. Methods: A total of 2,072 coupes were followed longitudinally during the first 5 years after childbirth. Their repeatedly measured marital satisfaction were analyzed with growth modeling analyses. Results: Husbands and wives had different marital satisfaction trajectories regarding the rate of change and initial marital satisfaction scores. Further, the facets of postpartum marital satisfactions change varied depending on the couples' first, second, and third (or more) birth(s). Conclusion: In general, Korean married couples' marital satisfaction has a decreasing tendency after childbirth. Fathers' marital satisfaction is generally higher but more rapidly decreases compared to mothers' marital satisfaction. Also, couples after first child birth experience a faster decline of marital satisfaction compared to couples after second or third (or more) birth(s).

Effects of the Division of Housework, Perceived Marital Fairness, and Communication on Marital Satisfaction in Elderly Households: The Moderating Effect of Communication (부부단독가구노인의 가사분담, 평등감, 의사소통이 부부관계만족도에 미치는 영향: 의사소통의 조절효과를 중심으로)

  • Kang, Yoo Jean
    • The Korean Journal of Community Living Science
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.361-374
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    • 2015
  • This study explores the relationships between the division of housework, perceived marital fairness, communication, and marital satisfaction in elderly households. Although the marital relationship is one of the most important factors affecting the quality of life, few studies have focused on marital quality, particularly in the context of older adults. Data were obtained from the 2nd National Korean Family Survey in 2010. The results based on a total of 410 elderly households with couples aged 60 and over indicate significant differences in housework participation between men and women. Women were responsible for most of the housework. According to the regression analysis, the division of housework, perceived marital fairness, and communication independently predicted marital satisfaction, but there were no significant relationships between sociodemographic factors and marital satisfaction. There were significant interactions between the division of housework, perceived marital fairness, and marital satisfaction through communication as a moderator of effects of the division of housework and perceived marital fairness on marital satisfaction. The higher the satisfaction with communication, the stronger the relationship between marital satisfaction and satisfaction with the division of housework was. On the other hand, the lower the satisfaction with communication, the greater the effect of perceived marital fairness on marital satisfaction was. These results suggest that the way in which elderly couples perceive their marital relationships and the level of their satisfaction in interacting with each other play important roles in enhancing their marital quality.

Job Satisfaction and Marital Satisfaction among married Employers (유배우 근로자의 직업만족도와 결혼만족도)

  • Park, Eun-Ok
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.12 no.3
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    • pp.661-669
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    • 2001
  • Purpose: This study was carried out to investigate the difference in job satisfaction and marital satisfaction by gender and to explore the influences of demographic status. employment characteristics. and job satisfaction/marital satisfaction on each type of satisfaction. Method: Social statistics survey data collected by National Statistical Office in 1998 were used for the secondary analysis in the study. Job satisfaction was measured by questionnaires, which consisted of 12 items such as task, promotion, placement, wage, benefits, future in the work, working environment, human relationship. and working hours. And marital satisfaction was collected by questionnaires which consisted of 7 items, including satisfaction with general family life, relationship with their own parent and parent-in-law, relationship with brothers and sisters, relationship with their children, and economic living status. These are measured by 5-point Likert scale. Result: The results show that more than 60% of women were working as part-time employees. Their education levels were lower than men. Men were satisfied significantly more in their jobs than women. Men also had higher marital satisfaction. The employment status had the most important factor on the job satisfaction. and the marital satisfaction was the second important factor among women and men. As for the age, while older men showed higher job satisfaction, younger women showed higher job satisfaction, 28.04% of the variance in the job satisfaction for men and 33.86% for women were accounted for by the following variables: the younger age. the higher education. job satisfaction, and the higher marital satisfaction, 22.15% of the variance in the marital satisfaction for men and 21.19% for women were accounted for by these variables. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there were differences in job satisfaction and marital satisfaction between genders, and that job satisfaction and marital satisfaction influenced each other. Employment status was the most predictive factor on the job satisfaction. Married women had an unstable employment status such as part-time position. The stability of employment could be considered as a strategy for enhancing job satisfaction for both sexes. The reason that women had lower marital satisfaction than men will have to be further investigated.

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A Study on the Effect of Marital Satisfaction to the degree of Marital Commitment (주관적 비교수준에 의한 결혼만족도가 관계몰입에 미치는 영향)

  • 어은주;유영주
    • Journal of Families and Better Life
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.231-243
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    • 1992
  • The purposed of this study is to examine the general tendency of the degree of marital commitment and its relationship with marital satisfaction by comparison level , and to find out the factors which affect the marital commitment. For these purposed, a questionnaire was consisted of 35 items, of which 22 questions are for marital satisfaction and 13 questions for the degree of marital commitment(3 of instrumental commitment, 4 for moral commitment , 6 for affective commitment) The analytical methods adopted in this study were frequency, t-test, oneway-ANOVA, Duncan test, and Multiple Regression Analysis. The major findings of this study are follows; 1)The degree of marital commitment is high as a whole. 2)Marital satisfaction affects on the degree of marital commitment significantly. The more Marital satisfaction, the more the degree of marital commitment. 3) The degree of marital commitment is affected by the variables such as age the number of children. husband' job, wives' employment, and marriage type. 4) The factors which ha a especially strong relationships with marital commitment are marital satisfaction husbands' job, and the number of children.

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The Mediating Effects of Couples Communication on the Relations between Self-Differentiation and Marital Satisfaction among Married Women (기혼여성의 자아분화가 결혼만족에 미치는 영향: 부부의사소통의 매개효과를 중심으로)

  • Kim, Hyang Soon;Kim, Soon Duck;Goo, Myoung Yi
    • Korean Family Resource Management Association
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    • v.18 no.3
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    • pp.159-176
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    • 2014
  • This study examined the mediating effects of couple communication on self-differentiation and marital satisfaction among married women. The ANOVA, correlation and the multiple regression analysis were used to figure out the relationships and the mediating effects of those variables. The results revealed that self-differentiation was significantly related to marital satisfaction. Also, couple communication was revealed to be a partial and full mediator between self-differentiation and marital satisfaction. The results were as follows. First, there were differences in couple communication and marital satisfaction. Marital satisfaction showed differences according to socio-economic variables such as educational level, occupation, family income, and the years of married life. Educational level and family income made differences in couple's communication. However, socio-economic variables did not make any difference with regard to self-differentiation. Second, there was a significant correlation among all sub-factors for self-differentiation, whole self-differentiation, married couples' communication, and marital satisfaction. Third, the result shows that the mediating effect of couple communication between self-differentiation and marital satisfaction. Couple communication completely mediated the relationship between cognitive vs. emotional function, family projection, emotional cutoff, and marital satisfaction. It also partially mediated the relationship between family regression and marital satisfaction. In addition, there was a tendency to partially mediate the relationship between general self-differentiation and marital satisfaction. The results suggested that self-differentiation and couples communication should be considered together when explaining marital satisfaction among married women. Also, the results implied the importance of the increased self-differentiation and the better couple communication in women's marital satisfaction. Finally, this research suggested the necessity of counseling services to enhance the self-differentiation as well as couple communication programs for the marital satisfaction of women.

A Theoretical Review for developing a Korean Type Marital Satisfaction Scale (한국형 결혼만족도 척도 개발을 위한 이론적 고찰)

  • 정현숙
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.39 no.11
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    • pp.89-106
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this study is to critically review the related issues of marital satisfaction scale in order to develop a Korean Type Marital Satisfaction Scale. Especially definitional ambiguity, unit of analysis theory of marital satisfaction and issues about measurement and cultural implication are reviewed. Also a section deals with suggestions that could be considered to develop Korean Type Marital Satisfaction Scale.

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- A Study on the RElationship between Marital Satisfaction and Marital Stability - (결혼만족도와 결혼안정성 간의 관계에 관한 일 연구)

  • 전춘애
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.31 no.2
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    • pp.81-96
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    • 1993
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate how external pressures to remain married and alternative attractions to a marriage influence the relationship between marital satisfaction and marital stability. A total of 228 married women in Seoul responded to structured questionnaires. The major findings are as follows; 1. While the marital satisfaction is positively associated with the marital stability, the alternative attractions to a marriage are negatively associated with the marital stability. But there is no significant correlation between external pressures to remain married and marital stability. 2. The relationship strength between marital satisfaction and marital stability according to the level of external pressures to remain married and actual alternatives to a marriage is not appeared significant difference. 3. When the external pressures to remain marred are low and the imaginary alternatives to a marriage are low, marital satisfaction is the most powerful predictor of marital stability. 4. Whether wife has a job and marital satisfaction affected the marital stability independently.

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Mediator Effect of Marital Intimacy on the Relationship between Depression and Marital Satisfaction of Infertile women (난임 여성의 우울과 결혼만족도와의 관계에서 부부친밀감의 매개효과)

  • Kim, Miok;Kim, Hee Sun
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.96-108
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    • 2018
  • Purpose: This study the mediating effects of marital intimacy the relationship between depression and marital satisfaction of infertile women. Methods: 165 infertile women visiting a hospital in Gyeonggi-do and Busan, Korea from January 2016 to April 2016. The data was analyzed the SPSS WIN 22.0 program. Results: Depression, marital satisfaction, and marital intimacy averaged $1.51{\pm}.32$ (range of scale 0~3), $3.50{\pm}.56$ (range of scale 1~5), and $3.74{\pm}.65$ (range of scale 1~5), respectively. Depression had a negative correlation with marital satisfaction (r=-.361, p<.001) and marital intimacy(r=-.183, p<.001). Marital intimacy also had a positive correlation with marital satisfaction (r=.637, p<.001). Marital intimacy partial mediating effects between depression and marital satisfaction (${\beta}=.591$, p<.001). Conclusion: the intimacy of couple can alleviate the causal consequences that lead to a decrease in the marital satisfaction due to depression. Therefore, healthcare providers for infertile women should screen depressed women and help support infertile women from negative values for marriage depression. In addition, it is necessary to include interventions for maintaining and enhancing the intimacy of couples during infertility treatment.