The Analysis on the Effect of Familism on Suicide Ideation: Focusing on Difference between young Adults and Old Adults

자살생각에 대한 가족주의의 영향분석 -청·장년 집단과 노년 집단의 차이를 중심으로-

  • Received : 2014.05.18
  • Accepted : 2014.07.20
  • Published : 2014.07.28


The main object of the study is to investigate factors affecting the suicide ideation. According to the socioemotional selectivity theory, because of limitation of life time, the family relationship is more important for elderly than young or middle aged group. Based on this theory authors hypothesizes that the familism may show negative relationship with suicide ideation only in elderly group. The data for the study comes from the survey titled understanding on the successful aging of Korean people conducted in 2008. The sample size of the survey is 1,000 and the survey was conducted by the face to face interview with the standardized questionnaire. According to the analysis, familism shows negative relationship with suicide ideation only in elderly group, not in young or middle adult group.


Supported by : 한림대학교


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