The Effects of Suicidal Thought on Health Status Social Support, and Life Satisfaction in Elderly

노인의 건강상태, 사회적 지지 및 생활만족도가 자살생각에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2012.11.13
  • Accepted : 2012.12.19
  • Published : 2012.12.31


Purpose: This study was examined to identify effects of suicidal though on health status social support, and life satisfaction in elderly. Method: The subjects consisted of 123 elderly. The data collected from June to July 2012 were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, pearson correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression. Result: The mean scores of health status ($2.47{\pm}.70$), social support ($3.36{\pm}.90$), and life satisfaction ($2.90{\pm}.60$) were above the average. And suicidal thought ($.51{\pm}.37$) was below the average. Health status, social support, life satisfaction, and suicidal though were significantly different according to generalized characteristic. Significant correlations were found between health status, social support, life satisfaction, and suicidal thought. Health status was influencing factors of suicidal thought (26.6%). Conclusion: These findings indicate that perceived health status, social support, and life satisfaction may be necessities to decrease suicidal thought of elderly.


Health status;Social support;Life satisfaction;Suicidal thought