Abstract>The purpose of this study is to examine the variables influencing marital satisfaction of newly married men and women who have been married for 5 years and do not have a child yet. Data were collected from 242 newly married men and women who were living in Busan.Major findings were as follows :First, newly married men were more satisfied with their marriage when they engage in frequent pleasure seeking activities, had high intimacy with parent of both families and had less communication behavior escalating marital conflict.Second, newly married women were more satisfied with their marriage when they engage in frequent pleasure seeking activities, had high intimacy with parent of both families, had mild depression, and had less communication behavior escalating
Abstract>The current study examined the ability to predict Gottman's four dysfunctional communication behaviors during marital arguments based on the level of surface and core problems in marriage. Core problems were composed of three factors: caring, power, and commitment problems. A self-report questionnaire was administered to 182 married women residing in Busan.The results of multiple regression analyses revealed that a woman's degree of criticism was predicted by surface and caring problems when controlling for the other variables. The degree of contempt was predicted by a commitment problem as well as surface and caring problems. Defensiveness was determined only by a commitment problem, while stonewalling was determined only by a power problem. Overall, these results showed the importance of core problems in understanding the causes of the four dysfunctional communication behaviors -especially contempt -and suggested that additional attention should be given to a commitment problem as a contributor to the expression of contempt and defensiveness.¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯▲ 주제어(Key Words) : 표면적 문제(surface problem), 핵심 문제(core problem), 역기능적 의사소통 행동(dysfunctional communication behavior), 부부싸움(marital arguments) * 본 논문은 부산대학교 자유과제학술연구비(2년) 지원에 의해 연구되었음.
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