Effects of Marriage-Expectation Enhancement Program on Self-esteem, Gender Role Attitude, and Marriage-expectation for Single Person
JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
The purpose was to test the effects of a marriage-expectation enhancement program for single person on self-esteem, gender role attitude, and marriageexpectation. Fitty unmarried people were recruited through a website advertisements. Volunteers were randomly assigned either to receive the option to participate in a 8 week marriage-expectation program (2 hours per week) (n=20) or to get a MBTI test at the end of the intervention (n=23). An interviewer blinded to the randomization collected
... tion collected questionaire data from all subjects at pre and post test. Program covered 4 thematic areas: the value of marriage, gender equity-related, marital communication, and a healthy family. The data was analyzed using χ 2 -test and t-test. There was a significant difference in self-esteem and marriage-expectation score between two groups. But the gender role attitudes score in the experimental group were not significantly different from that of the control group. This marriage-expectation enhancement program for single persons had positive effects on self-esteem and marriage-expectation but not on gender role attitudes. Longer follow-up might be needed to evaluate these effects.