A Study on the Longitudinal Change Pattern and the Predictor Factor of Life Satisfaction of People with Disabilities: Focused on Social Capital including network and social participation

장애인의 삶의 만족도 변화양상과 예측요인에 관한 연구: 사회 자본의 구성개념인 네트워크와 사회참여를 중심으로

  • 이계승 (성균관대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.15
  • Accepted : 2014.06.05
  • Published : 2014.06.30


The purpose of this study is to investigate the longitudinal change pattern of life satisfaction and the effect of social capital of people with disabilities. For this study, data were drawn from the panel data employment for the disabled from the second to the fifth. It includes 3,206 person with disabilities. The methodology adopted in this study is the latent growth curve modeling. The findings of this study are as follows: First, Life satisfaction has been decreased over years and the difference between individuals of life satisfaction of people with disabilities were statistically significant. Second, The intercept of life satisfaction in the disabled was positively associated with network, and slope of life satisfaction was negatively related to network. Third, social participation positively influences the intercept of life satisfaction but, no significant affect to the slope. Based on results of the study, practical implication and the political-approach to interventions for the better life satisfaction of the disabled are being discussed.