A Study on the Fear of Crime on Life Satisfaction: Focused on the Mediating Effect of Interpersonal Trust

지역사회의 범죄에 대한 두려움이 생활만족도에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구: 대인신뢰 매개효과 분석

  • 최동주 (전주대학교 외식산업학과) ;
  • 이묘숙 (우리재가노인복지센터)
  • Received : 2016.09.30
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28


A Study on the Fear of Crime and Life Satisfaction: Focused on the mediating effect of interpersonal trust. The purpose of this study was to examine whether fear of crime accounts for life satisfaction, and the interpersonal trust mediating between fear of crime and life satisfaction. The subject of this study was a group of 557 adults above 20 years old in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. The survey was done from July 1st 2015 to August 31 2014. The results are summarized as follows: First, subjects who were women and had higher education showed higher life satisfaction. Second, fear of crime has statistically significant negative effects on life satisfaction. Third, fear of crime has statistically significant negative effects on interpersonal trust. Fourth, interpersonal trust has statistically significant positive effects on life satisfaction. Lastly, interpersonal trust acts as a mediator between fear of crime and life satisfaction. The implication of this study's results is for policy making and it is discussed to promote a higher level of interpersonal trust and increase the level of life satisfaction for residents.


fear of crime;interpersonal trust;life satisfaction;local community;mediated effect


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