Multicultural Couples' Needs of Marriage Education Programs
다문화부부의 부부교육 프로그램 요구도에 관한 연구

Seohee Son, Mikyung Jun, Bojeong Kang, Eunjoo Lee
2017 Journal of Korean Home Management Association  
The purpose of this study was to identify the needs of marriage education programs for multicultural couples based on their socio-demographic characteristics. A total of 816 multicultural families (247 Korean husbands and 569 foreign wives) were recruited through 99 Multicultural Family Support Centers across Korea. Descriptive statistics and multiple regressions were conducted. The program needs that were relatively higher than other areas included the need to develop education on
more » ... ion on "understanding the culture and language of partner," "increased intimacy of the couple," "multicultural awareness," and "set goals for life." We also found that each participant's gender, foreign wife's country of origin, participant's education level, and marriage duration were significantly related to the needs of marriage education programs. These findings suggest that family life education for multicultural couples should be based on the characteristics of the program participants such as socio-demographic characteristics and family life cycle instead of providing a universal program for all multicultural couples. ---
doi:10.7466/jkhma.2017.35.1.17 fatcat:i2gn3btrsjd5tagbr4ufolpjty