The Factors Influencing the Meaning in Life in Middle-aged Adult

중년기 생의 의미에 미치는 영향요인

  • Received : 2018.08.31
  • Accepted : 2018.12.07
  • Published : 2018.12.31


This study was conducted to understand the factors influencing meaning in life of middle-aged adult focusing social support, self-esteem, internal religious orientation, hope, spirituality among the variables and to supply interventional way for promotion of meaning in life of middle-aged adult. The study participants randomly selected 196 pieces from data that collected from 20 September to 31 October 2014 for middle-aged adults living in four cities. The data were analyzed by means of the t-test, ANOVA, $Scheff{\acute{e}}$, Pearson's correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression. Significant differences were found in the meaning in life grades by importance of religious life (p<.001), perceived economic state (p<.001). Further, there were significant correlations between social support (p<.001), self-esteem (p<.001), intrinsic religious orientation (p<.001), hope (p<.001), spirituality (p<.001) and meaning in life. In multiple regression analysis, hope, importance of religious life and spirituality accounted for 49% of meaning in life.

Table 1. Differences of meaning in life according to participants’ characteristics

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Table 2. The descriptive statistics of the research variables

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Table 3. Correlations coefficient among the variables

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Table 4. Stepwise multiple linear regression of maning in life

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