Factors affecting the Health Promotion Behaviors of the Low-Income Elderly Living Alone -Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Social Support

저소득 독거노인의 건강증진행위에 관한 융합적 연구 -사회적 지지의 매개효과를 중심으로-

  • 조성희 (협성대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2015.10.14
  • Accepted : 2015.12.20
  • Published : 2015.12.28


This study aimed to examine the mediating effect of social support in the influence of depression on the health promotion behavior of low-income elderly living alone. The data were collected from 294 elderly recipients of national basic livelihood security who are living alone and the data were analyzed by path analysis. The results were that depression and social support had direct effect on health promotion behaviors and depression had indirect effect on health promotion behaviors through mediating effect of social support. Results showed the importance of depression and social support in the health promotion behaviors of the low-income elderly living alone, which should be considered in the intervention. On the basis of the results, practical suggestions to increase the health promotion behaviors of the low-income elderly living alone were discussed.


Health Promotion Behaviors;Depression;Social Support;Low-Income Elderly Living Alone;Mediating Effect


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