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Subjectivity of Hope among Korean Middle-Aged Adults

한국 중년성인의 희망에 관한 주관성

  • Received : 2013.09.03
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28

Abstract

The Purpose of this study was to discover type of hope among korean middle-aged adult and to identify the major threads that structure various patterns of hope experienced by them. It is necessary to understand that experiencing hope of middle-aged adult experiencing numerous problems and loss at the transition of life. Q-methodology involves five steps in its approach. Collected Q-statements are 112 from 200 adults through 4 open-ended questions. Among them, 34 statements were decided as a Q-sample, The Q-sorting was carried out in 21 middle-aged adults. Three types of subjective experiences of hope emerged as : (1) Passive Wish Type, (2) Positive Pragmatic Hope Type, (3) Active Internal Value-Oriented Hope Type.

Keywords

Middle-aged;Hope;Subjectivity;Type of Hope;Q-methodology

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 혜천대학교