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[2018, 12-3] Trajectories in and Predictors of Marital Satisfaction after the First Baby Arrives
- chief of researchMijung Seo
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- ISBNISSN 1976-6793
The aim of this study was to examine trajectories in and predictors of marital satisfaction among parents with one year old baby. Latent growth modeling was used with a sample of 984 households. Data from Panel Study on Korean Children conducted by Korea Institute of Child Care and Education were used. The study results revealed that for both fathers and mothers, marital satisfaction decreased over time after the birth of the first child. However, fathers’ marital satisfaction decreased more steeply than mothers’. Furthermore, mothers’ employment was associated with the changes of fathers’ marital satisfaction. Father involvement and marital conflict predicted changes of mothers’ marital satisfaction. These findings show that factors such as father involvement and marital conflict are more highly associated with changes in mothers’ marital satisfaction than
fathers’. Also, the study suggests that parent education should be systematically organized to promote father involvement and to resolve marital conflict.
Key words: Panel Study on Korean Children, marital satisfaction, father involvement, marital conflict, latent growth modeling