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Analysis of Factors Affecting the Life Satisfaction of Elderly Users of Senior Citizen Centers: Focus on Senior Citizen Centers in Seoul

경로당 이용 노인 삶의 만족도에 미치는 영향 요인분석: 서울특별시 경로당을 중심으로

  • Kang, Eun-Mi (Department of Culture and Arts Contents, Dongbang Culture University) ;
  • Lee, Young-Chul (Department of Culture and Arts Contents, Dongbang Culture University)
  • 강은미 (동방문화대학원대학교 문화예술콘텐츠학과) ;
  • 이영철 (동방문화대학원대학교)
  • Received : 2018.09.06
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to observe the influencing factors of elderly users of senior citizen centers' life satisfaction from an integrative perspecrive. In order to do so, 25 senior citizen centers located in the city of Seoul were selected as a sample on which a direct survey was conducted. A total of 448 were chosen as the final study subjects. The following are the study results. Firstly, although program satisfaction did not affect the life satisfaction of elderly users of senior citizen centers, senior citizen center user satisfaction and service quality had a positive influence on life satisfaction. Secondly, welfare satisfaction and self-worth had a positive influence on life satisfaction. Thirdly, existentiality, certainty and responsiveness had a positive influence on life satisfaction. In conclusion, this study aims to contribute to discussions for policies and the development of active programs that can improve the self-worth of elderly users by fulfillling leisure welfare satisfaction and achieving facility expansion, as well as vitalizing communication among elderly users.

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