A Study of Coping Behavior with Midaged Women's Crisis

중년기여성의 위기감과 대처에 관한 연구

  • Hong, Dal-Ah-Gi (Dept. of Family.Child Welfare, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Lee, Nam-Ju (Dept. of Family.Child Welfare, Wonkwang University)
  • 홍달아기 (원광대학교 생활과학대학 생활과학부 가정아동복지학) ;
  • 이남주 (원광대학교 생활과학대학 생활과학부 가정아동복지학)
  • Published : 2006.04.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out midaged women's crisis and ways to overcome it. Another purpose is to improve their qualities of life and to provide basic data to develop their potentials. The results are as follows: First, it shows that socio-demographic characteristics have a significant influence on midaged women's crisis. Those variables include religion, jobs, family-life cycle, income, marriage duration, age, and supporting parents. Second, the variables significantly influencing the coping behavior with the crisis include age, income, religion, marriage patterns, region, marriage duration, family-life cycle, and supporting parents. Third, as a result of this research, their negative expression of action or emotion was higher as they were getting old. The general tendency was that an emotional crisis level was low when rational coping behaviors were high. Therefore, self-esteem or social activity improvement programs should be developed for midaged women.