The Impact of Spiritual Commitment, Social Support and Self-esteem on Deviant Behavior of Middle-aged Man

중년기 남성의 영성지향도, 사회적 지지, 자아존중감이 일탈행동에 미치는 영향

  • Published : 2005.11.30


The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of spiritual commitment, social support and self-esteem for the deviant behaviors of middle-aged men from 40 to 59 years old. Further, this study seeks for providing basic data for designing social welfare service programs to intervene and prevent such deviant behaviors The findings of this study can be summarized as follows: The relationship among variables are as follows. First, spiritual commitment could directly affect the mid-life deviant behavior, and could cause influence indirectly through the self-esteem. Second, social support could not directly affect the mid-life deviant behavior, but could cause negative influence indirectly through the self-esteem. The significant is that this study triggered off interest in deviant behavior of middle-aged men. Especially, this study realized to us interest in spiritual commitment which has been not interested in the social work. This implicated that social support and self-esteem might effect to be deviant behavior of middle-aged men as well as deviant behavior of youth.


deviant behavior;middle-aged men;spiritual commitment;social support;self-esteem;heavy alcohol;extramarital relationship;domestic violence;gambling