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The Influence of Subjective Health Status on Daily Life Satisfaction of the People with Disabilities - Focusing on the Mediating Effects of Acceptance of Disability and Depression -

장애인의 주관적 건강수준이 일상생활만족도에 미치는 영향 -장애수용과 우울의 매개효과-

  • Kim, Dong-Joo (Dept. of Rehabilitation Studies, Woosuk University)
  • Received : 2016.11.14
  • Accepted : 2017.01.20
  • Published : 2017.01.28

Abstract

This study analyzes the impact the subjective health status of people with disabilities has on the daily life satisfaction and the mediating effect of their psychological mechanisms such as depression and acceptance of disability. The purpose of this study is to serve as the basis for the establishment of practical intervention strategies and policy measures by identifying the relationship between the subjective health status and the life satisfaction. This study analyzes the raw data of the fourth Panel Survey of Employment for the Disabled surveyed by Employment Development Institute of Korea Employment Promotion Agency for the Disabled. In summary, the results are as follows. First, as a result of analyzing the relationships between subjective health status, disability acceptance, depression, and daily life satisfaction, the daily life satisfaction had a positive correlation with the subjective health status and the acceptance of disability while having a negative correlation with depression. Second, regarding the impact the subjective health status has on the daily life satisfaction and the mediating effect of the acceptance of disability and depression, the subjective health status had a statistically significant impact on the daily life satisfaction; there was a partial mediating effect of the acceptance of disability and depression in the relationship. The practical and political proposals on the basis of these results wereas presented.

Keywords

Subjective health status;Disabilities;Acceptance of disability;Depression;Daily life satisfaction

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