Association among Religiosity, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction of the Elderly

노인의 종교성, 자아존중감과 생활만족도간의 관계

  • Jeon, Young-Ja (Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences, The Institute of Welfare of Human & Environment, Inje Univ.) ;
  • Park, Kyung-Rhan (Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences, The Institute of Welfare of Human & Environment, Inje Univ.)
  • 전영자 (인제대학교 가족소비자학과, 인간환경복지연구소) ;
  • 박경란 (인제대학교 가족소비자학과, 인간환경복지연구소)
  • Published : 2006.04.30

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship among religiosity, self-esteem, and life satisfaction of the elderly. The subjects of this study are 228 elders living in Busan and Gyeongnam areas, who have religions such as Christianity or Catholicism. The main results of this study are as follows: 1) Elders' health condition, starting age of religion, and social religious activity are revealed to be significant variables which influence their self-esteem. 2) Self-esteem, individual religious activity, and health condition are revealed to be significant variables which influence their life satisfaction.