Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
attachment style, Korea, marital satisfaction, marriage counseling, religiosity, spirituality
Christianity | Counseling | Counseling Psychology | Psychology
Cho, Dae Woon, "The Influence of Religiosity and Adult Attachment Style on Marital Satisfaction among Korean Christian Couples Living in South Korea" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 876.
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of religious commitment, spirituality and adult attachment style on marital satisfaction among South Korean Christian couples living in South Korea. Three hundred sixty nine South Korean Christian couples from nine Presbyterian churches in Seoul, Dejeon, Daegu, Gumi, and Busan participated in this research. The current study evaluated the psychometric utility of the Spiritual Assessment Scale (SAS) and investigated the relationships among religiosity (religious commitment and spirituality), attachment style (anxious and avoidant attachment) and marital satisfaction. For the psychometric evaluation of the SAS, Confirmatory Factor Analysis was conducted for the population and led to poor findings. Simple regression analysis and multiple regression analysis were then conducted to investigate the relationships between the remaining predictor variables (religious commitment and attachment style) and criterion variable (marital satisfaction). According to the analyses, religious commitment and attachment style are predictive of marital satisfaction.