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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(3):383-392.
Published online December 31, 2012.
Comparison of Marital Satisfaction and Quality of Life in International Married Woman Migrants and Korean Man
Park, Yoon-Ji;Jun, Myunghee;
1Department of Nursing, Daejeon University
2Department of Nursing, Daejeon University
국제결혼을 한 한국남성과 여성결혼이민자의 결혼만족도와 삶의 질 비교
박윤지, 전명희
1대전대학교 간호학과
2대전대학교 간호학과
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between marital satisfaction and the quality of life for women and men who live in a rural area in Korea through an international marriage. Methods: A descriptive correlational research design was used. Ninety-one women and 56 men were surveyed from May 1st., 2007 to April 6th., 2008. Data were analyzed by t-test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and Fisher's exact test. Two types of questionnaires were used: Marital satisfaction scale (MSS) and WHO quality of life-brief (WHOQOL-BREF). Result: There is a gap between men's age and women's in the average of their marriage ; 37 vs 24. In addition, men's marital satisfaction was much higher than women's (t =2.16, p=.032) and quality of life was also higher than women's (t=-0.85, p=.005). According to this survey, therefore, it has been shown that there is a positive correlation between marital satisfaction and the quality of life (r =.435, p<.001). Conclusion: In order to improve the quality of life, marital satisfaction should be promoted by practical family nursing programs and it is necessary for the internationally married women to be continuously provided with language education and cultural awareness.
Key Words: International marriage, Marital relationship, Quality of life, Marital satisfaction

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