Structural Relationships between the Influence of Social Participation and Social Support on the Quality of Life of One-person householder

1인 가구의 사회적 참여와 사회적 지지가 삶의 질에 미치는 영향간의 구조적 관계

  • Park, Min-Jung (Department of family Policy, Work Life Balance Center, Seoul Foundation of Women & Family)
  • 박민정 (서울시여성가족재단 가족정책실 일.생활균형지원센터)
  • Received : 2019.05.20
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


The purpose of this study is to provide meaningful implications for the establishment and implementation of social welfare policies for one-person households and to investigate the structural relationship between social participation and social support of one-person householders on their quality of life. As a result of the analysis, it was found that there was a positive correlation between the three variables. The direct and indirect effects of social participation on the quality of life were significant, and the social support partially mediated the relationship between social participation and quality of life. Therefore, it will be necessary to establish a welfare policy system that can promote social support by improving the quality of life of one-person households by providing concrete and diverse ways to activate social participation. Subsequent researches should be dealt with a more in - depth qualitative research on the concrete realization of this.


One-person householder;Quality of Life;Social Participation;Social support;Structural Equation Model Analysis

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Fig. 1. Factor loading of the measurement model

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Fig. 2. Final model effect analysis

Table 1. Demographic characteristics of study subjects

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Table 2. Questionnaire construct and reliability of social participation scale

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Table 3. Questionnaire construct and reliability of social support scale

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Table 4. Question quality and reliability of the quality of life scale

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Table 5. Statistical analysis of major variables

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Table 6. Correlations analysis of major variables

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Table 7. Path coefficient of measurement model

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Table 8. Final model effect analysis

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