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Culture, sex-role, mutual social support and adult attachment as predictors of Korean couples' relationship satisfaction


2008 2008

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This study examined the relationships among adult attachment, caregiving, perceived social support, seeking social support and couple satisfaction of Korean college students, and the moderator effects of cultural variables of sex role and collectivism-individualism. In study 1, Experience of Close Relationship Scale (ECRS), Social Provisions Scale (SPS), and Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) were translated into Korean, and the reliability and validity for the translated scales were tested. Data were collected from 26 bilingual Korean international students in the U.S. The results suggested that Korean versions of scales were reliable and equivalent in reliability to original English versions scales, and the constructs of the translated Korean versions of scales were quite valid. In study 2 examining the research problems of this study, data from 242 Korean college students in current romantic relationship were used for analysis. The relationship between adult attachment and relationship satisfaction was mediated by the perceived social support from partners, but not by the perceived social support from others. Adult attachment was also related to the support seeking from partner. However, the moderator effects of sex role and collectivism-individualism were not detected. Data from 55 couples showed that female partner’s caregiving was related to male counterpart’s relationship satisfaction; while male partner’s caregiving was not related to female counterpart’s relationship satisfaction.

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Subject
Social psychology;
School counseling;
Personality psychology
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0519: School counseling
0625: Personality psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology; Caregiving; Koreans; Relationship satisfaction; Social support
Title
Culture, sex-role, mutual social support and adult attachment as predictors of Korean couples' relationship satisfaction
Author
Cho, Young-Ju
Number of pages
189
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0133
Source
DAI-A 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267003249
Advisor
Mallinckrodt, Brent; Heppner, Mary J.
University/institution
University of Missouri - Columbia
University location
United States -- Missouri
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3484539
ProQuest document ID
905164307
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/905164307
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