Ecosystem Factors that Affect Abandoned Mine Area Residents' Life Satisfaction

생태체계 요인이 폐광지역 주민의 생활만족도에 미치는 영향

  • Roh, Hyo-Lyun (Department of Physical Therapy, Kangwon National University)
  • 노효련 (강원대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2015.06.25
  • Accepted : 2015.10.08
  • Published : 2015.10.31


This study was conducted to figure out measures to improve abandoned mine area residents' life satisfaction from the viewpoint of ecosystems. The subjects of this study were 195 residents aged at least 30 years and structured survey were used collected from April, 3, 2014 to 20. The levels of abandoned mine area residents' mental health were measured using the general mental health scale and the residents' life satisfaction was examined using a life satisfaction scale. The abandoned mine area resident's life satisfaction was a little higher than the middle and their future life satisfaction was shown to be the lowest. Out of the microsystemic factors, mental health degree contributing to the quality of life and those with lower depression and anxiety showed higher life satisfaction. None of the mesosysystemic factors, were not found to influencing the quality of life. Out of the macrosystemic factors were found to be mine area special law in influencing the quality of life. In order to improve the life satisfaction of the mine locals seem to need practical strategies related for maintaining a healthy mind and continued implementation of the economic revitalization policy.


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