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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2005;43(8):141-159.
아내폭력의 실태와 관련변인들 - 충남 서산 지역의 사례를 중심으로 -
The Current State of Wife Abuse and Related Variables in Seosan City, Chungnam Province
Jongwon Lee, Ok Sun Wha, Nam Youngjoo
Dept. of Child Development & Family studies, Seoul National Univ.
The aim of this study was to investigate the current state of wife abuse in Seosan and the relationships between wife abuse and the related variables. A total of 132 couples took part in this study. All couples live in Seosan city, range in age from their 20s to 50s and each couple has at least one child. Stratification sampling method was used to select the couples. They were asked to complete self-report questionnaires. Subjects completed a Korean version of the self- esteem scale, marital conflict scale, communication style scale, family history of violence scale, alcohol dringking, and wife abuse scale. In order to examine the current state of wife abuse, such as, frequency, mean, standard deviation and paired t-test, t-test were calculated and analyzed. Next, to identify differences in wife abuse between the upper group and the lower group, t-test was peformed. Finally, to investigate the relative influences of independent variables upon wife-abuse, multiple regression analysis was peformed. All these analyses were conducted using SPSS 10.0 program. The results were as follows; 1) In terms of the current state of wife abuse, there are three main observations. First, 23% of respondents answered that they had beat their spouse or been beaten by their spouse before and after their marriage. Second, compared with physical violence(2~16%), other types of violence such as verbal(7~4%), emotional(41~64%), economical(3~29%) and sexual violence(4~38%) were reported to occur more often in these relationships. Third, following the abuse most wives tend to tolerate the situation instead of taking an active action like reporting the abuse to police. 2) As for the husbands, subjects that drank a high level of alcohol, blaming and super-reasonable communication style, and family history of violence reported more frequent cases of wife abuse. As for the wives, subjects with high levels of self-esteem, irrelevant communication style, marital conflict, and family history of violence reported having more cases of that abuse. 3) In the case of husbands, alcohol, communication style and family history of violence explained 40% of wife abuse. In the case of wives, marital conflict and family history of violence explained 77% of their experiences with abuse. This study makes the contribution to aims to develop education programs and family therapy relevant to prevent wife abuse and to reconsider the existing laws governing domestic violence in Korea.
Keywords: 부부갈등, marital conflict, 의사소통 유형, communication style, 원가족으로부터의 폭력경험, family history of violence, 아내폭력, wife abuse
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