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Relations between the Middle Aged's Perception of Successful Aging and their Preparations for the Old Age

중년층의 성공적 노화인식과 노후준비와의 관계에 관한 연구

  • Kang, Sung-Ok (Aged Welfare, The Graduate School of Venture, Hoseo University) ;
  • Ha, Kyu-Soo (The Graduate School of Venture, Hoseo University)
  • 강성옥 (호서대학교 벤처전문대학원 노인복지학과) ;
  • 하규수 (호서대학교 벤처전문대학원 경영학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.29
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of the middle aged's perception of successful aging on their preparations for the old age. We used data from 350 participants, aged 35-64 in Seoul-Gyonggi region. The hierachial regression analysis estimated the relation between the middle aged's perception on successful aging and their preparations for the old age. The findings indicate that the middle aged's level of preparations for the old age was slightly higher than average. The level of their emotional preparation appeared highest and the level of economical preparation showed lowest. The perception of successful aging indicated relatively high, and especially the level of comfortable everyday life showed highest. The results also showed that personal characteristics influencing on preparations for the old age were sex, age, marriage status, religion, occupation, monthly income, health condition, level of plan for the old age, and social activities frequency, and demonstrated that the perception of successful aging effected on preparations for the old age positively.

Keywords

the middle aged;successful aging;preparations for the old age;psychological well-being;comfortable everyday life;self-efficiency

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