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Regression models for marriage satisfaction by age according to employment patterns of couples : Focused on the women’s family panel survey
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2021;32:97-122
Published online January 31, 2021;
© 2021 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Kwang-Yee Ko1 · Jangsun Baek2

1Department of Institute of Humaniteis, Chonnam National University
2Department of Statistics, Chonnam National University
Correspondence to: 1HK research professor, Institute of Humanties, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.
2Corresponding author: Professor, Department of Statistics, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea. E-mail:

This research was supported by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF-2018S1A6A3A04042721).
Received November 30, 2020; Revised December 23, 2020; Accepted January 3, 2021.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The recently globalized economic environment has increased women’s participation in the labor market, but women’s participation in the labor market has led to inevitable work-family conflicts stemming from demands for incompatible roles in the family and workplace sectors. In this study, we developed a regression model for marriage satisfaction by according to the employment patterns of couples using the KLoWF (Korean Longitudinal Survey of Women & Families) from the Korean Women’s Development Institute. The explanatory variables affecting marital satisfaction were different in composition depending on the couple’s employment type and age, and the degree of influence on marriage satisfaction was different, even if they were the same explanatory variables. If only wives were employed, the marriage satisfaction rate was low, and the factor of intimacy with husband were found to be the most influential factor in marriage satisfaction in most groups. In this study, we used explanatory variables that married women rely on subjective judgment. Therefore, there are disadvantages that can yield inconsistent model outcomes depending on psychological state or mood. However, we expect to use the development model for the purpose of step-by-step diagnosis and treatment in the field of conjugal counseling.
Keywords : Marriage satisfaction, participation in women’s economic activities, regression model, work-family compatibility.