A Study of the Impact of Economic Activity among Middle-Aged and Older Women with Disabilities on Life Satisfaction: Focused on the Mediating Effect of Disability Level

중고령 여성장애인의 경제활동이 생활만족도에 미치는 영향 연구: 장애정도 매개효과 중심으로

  • Kim, Soung-Wan (Department of Public Administration, Korea National University of Welfare)
  • 김승완 (국립한국복지대학교 장애인행정과)
  • Received : 2018.08.22
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


This study aims to analyze the mediating effect of disability level on the relationship between economic activity participation and life satisfaction level of middle-age and older women with disabilities. The survey respondents were 4,961 women with disabilities aged from 45 to 65 who participated in one of the first series of the PSED(2nd to 8th). Results of the analysis showed the economic activities of middle-aged and older women with disabilities and level of disability were correlated with a statistical significance in the analysis phase 1 and 2, and economic activity participation affected life satisfaction level through the level of disability as a parameter, indicating that a mediating effect does exist. This study suggests that to enhance the life satisfaction level of middle-aged and older women with disabilities through participation in economic activities, an employment scheme based on their level of disability is necessary.


Middle-aged and older women with disabilities;Participation in economic activities;Life satisfaction level;Level of disability;Mediating effect

Table 1. Descriptive Statistics

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Table 2. Life Satisfaction among Middle-age and Older Women with Disabilities

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Table 3. Results Mediating Effect of Disability Level

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