A Study on Social Capital and Satisfaction of Elderly life

사회적 자본과 노인 삶의 만족도 연구

  • Lee, Changhwa (Department of Welfare & Public Administration, Kyungbok University)
  • 이창화 (경복대학교 복지행정학과)
  • Received : 2018.10.12
  • Accepted : 2018.12.20
  • Published : 2018.12.31


This paper investigates the differences in norms, values, and trusts that affect the quality of life of the elderly, as well as the elderly population. The elderly surveyed 401 households (65 years old or older) residing in N city. As a result of the analysis, there was a difference in life satisfaction according to sex, marital status, educational background, type of household composition and income level in the comparison of life satisfaction according to demographic variables. As a result of examining the influence of social capital on the elderly's life satisfaction, it was found that they contributed to trust, norm, and participation order. This study suggests that future policies of the elderly welfare policy should be considered as a policy that focuses on participation in various social activities that can activate social capital.

Table 1. Definition of Social Capital

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Table 2. Characteristics of Major Variables

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Table 3. Factor analysis about social capial and coheison

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Table 4. Analysis of the difference of social capital according to demographic characteristics

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Table 5. Analysis of the difference of life satisfaction according to demographic characteristics

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Table 6. Analysis of the difference of life satisfaction according to demographic characteristics

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Table 7. regression about quality of life with elderly

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