Effects of the Acculturation Process on Gender Role Beliefs and Relationship Satisfaction in Korean American Partner Dyadic Intimate Relationships

Song E Paik, Purdue University


The current research study aimed to understand the effects of acculturation identity on gender role beliefs and relationship satisfaction in Korean/Korean-American individuals who are currently in a romantic relationship with Korean partner. The current study aimed to expand knowledge regarding Korean individual’s level of romantic relationship satisfaction while residing in the United States, and how contextual factors such as acculturation process shapes one’s gender role beliefs. The study hypothesized that men with higher culture of origin acculturation identity will have higher traditional gender role beliefs than other individuals. Further, it was hypothesized that individuals with higher culture of origin acculturation identity with high traditional gender role beliefs will have the lowest relationship satisfaction. A total of 64 participants contributed to the results of this study. Results from linear regression analysis revealed no significant relationship among acculturation identity, gender role beliefs, and relationship satisfaction. Based on the analysis, clinical implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research are explored.




Wetchler, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Behavioral psychology

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