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Comparison on Middle-aged and Older People's Depression and Life Satisfaction According to Family Caregiving Types

  • Lim, Ahn-Na ;
  • Song, No-Won
  • Received : 2017.07.03
  • Accepted : 2017.07.29
  • Published : 2017.09.30

Abstract

This study examined data from National Pension Research Institute's 5th Panel Survey on Security for the Aged in 2013. The subjects of this study are middle-aged and older people aged 50 or older providing care for parents or grandchildren. The subjects are total 226, 53 parent caregivers and 173 grandchild caregivers. According to the results, both types indicate low depression, and their life satisfaction records over 3 out of 5. Grandchild caregivers show higher life satisfaction than parent caregivers. Any of the factors influencing depression and life satisfaction are not found to be significant in parent caregivers. Grandchild caregivers' educational level and health condition influence depression negatively and life satisfaction positively.

Keywords

Middle-aged and older people;family caregiving;depression;life satisfaction;KRelS

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Kwangwoon University