The effect of self-transcendence and loneliness on quality of life of the elderly

자기초월과 고독감이 재가 노인의 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Soon Yi (Division of Nursing, Daejeon Institute of Science and Technology)
  • 김순이 (대전과학기술대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.15
  • Accepted : 2015.10.08
  • Published : 2015.10.31


purpose : The purpose of this study was examine the effect of self-transcendence and loneliness on quality of life of the elderly. Method : This was a descriptive survey study. The subjects was 171 elderly persons. Descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, and stepwise multiple regression were used in analysis of data. Results : Average score were 2.7 for self-transcendence, 2.0 for loneliness, and 3.0 for quality of life. Statistically significant positive correlations were observed between quality of life and self-transcendence. however, from the statistical point view, significantly negative correlation was observed between quality of life and loneliness. self-transcendence, economic status, general health status, loneliness and spouse were significant predictors of quality of life. Conclusion : This study will provide basic information for use in development of a program to encourage a quality of life for elderly persons.


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