Eco-Systematic Approach to Suicidal Ideation of the Elderly - Focused on the Group Comparison according to their Suicidal Ideation in the Previous Year -

노인의 자살생각에 대한 생태체계적 접근 - 전년도 자살생각 여부집단 비교를 중심으로 -

  • Received : 2017.03.30
  • Accepted : 2017.06.01
  • Published : 2017.08.31


This study conducted researches to get related basic materials and grope for a way to prevent or treat suicidal ideation. For the researches, the study examined eco-systematical variables of suicidal ideation of those who are 65 years or older, and the influence of the change in the eco-systematical variables by using the source materials researched in sixteen cities/provinces over the country from KOWEPS(Korea Welfare Panel Study), and then reviewed if there any difference according to whether they had suicidal ideation or thought in the previous year. The analysis result shows that each variable of the ecological system such as individual, family, and social system has an effect on the elderly's suicidal ideation, and there is difference in the influence factor according to whether they had suicidal ideation in the previous year or not. The result implies the policy to cope with the elderly's suicide needs multidimensional approach of individual, family, and society rather than a simple individual level. And also there should be a different support or service according to their situation or conditions like previous suicidal ideation. Especially, it is quite significant that the factors do not influence the elderly who had suicidal ideation in the previous year, but have an effect on those who did not have any suicidal ideation, which means that the proactive and preventive support related to suicidal ideation would guarantee a more efficient and effective policy.


the elderly;suicidal ideation;ecosystem


Supported by : 한국연구재단