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Sung and Joo: Relationships among Marital Satisfaction, Spousal Support and Practice of Taekyo in Pregnant Women



The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among marital satisfaction, spousal support and practice of Taekyo among pregnant women.


This study was conducted by the use of questionnaire surveys with two hundred and eighty-three pregnant women at several hospitals located in Gyeonggi province and Daejeon city from October 2008 to April 2009. Contents of questionnaire included marital satisfaction, spousal support and practice of Taekyo. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation, and stepwise multiple regression were conducted for data analysis using SPSS/WIN 17.0 program.


Degree of marital satisfaction, spousal support, and practice of Taekyo showed the high ranking among pregnant women. There was a significant difference in order of fetus, need for Taekyo, and time in Taekyo. There was a positive relationship between marital satisfaction, spousal support, and practice of Taekyo. The significant factors influencing the practice of Taekyo was connected with marital satisfaction, order of fetus and time in Taekyo. The total explanatory range was 29.3%.


There is a need for multidimensional strategy in improving marital satisfaction. This study can be used as a foundation for maternal nursing education program and can be developed for practice of Taekyo.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
Practice of Taekyo according to General Characteristics of Subjects (N=283)

No response excluded.

Table 2
Degree of Marital Satisfaction, Spousal Support, and Practice of Taekyo (N=283)
Table 3
Correlation between Marital Satisfaction, Spousal Support, and Practice of Taekyo (N=283)
Table 4
Predictors of Practice of Taekyo (N=283)

Cum.R2=Cumulative R2.


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