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A Study on the Loss Experiences, Aging Anxiety, and Depression of Young-old and Old-old

전기노인과 후기노인의 상실경험, 노후불안, 우울감에 대한 연구

  • Paik, Jee-Eun (Dept. of Counseling, Kyung Hee Cyber University)
  • 백지은 (경희사이버대학교 상담심리학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.08
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze differences in general characteristics, loss experience, aging anxiety, and depression between young-old and old-old and to investigate the difference between the two groups in the effect of loss experience on aging anxiety and depression. The subjects were 65 elderly living in Seoul and Gyeonggi area. First, the young-old were more likely to have spouses than the old-old. Second, old-old experience more loss of health, relationships, economy, and role than young-old. And old-old had higher aging anxiety and lower depression than young-old. Third, for young-old, loss of health, economy, and role affected depression. And for old-old, loss of role affected aging anxiety and depression, and loss of economy affected aging anxiety. This study is meaningful as a basic data for preparing policy and system to supplement loss experience suitable for young-old and old-old.

Keywords

Loss Experiences;Aging Anxiety;Depression;Young-old;Old-old

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