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The Impact of Aging Anxiety and Successful Aging on the Personality Traits of Elderly (노인의 성격특성이 노화불안과 성공적 노화에 미치는 영향)

  • Yang, Nam Young
    • Journal of Korean Academic Society of Home Health Care Nursing
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    • v.23 no.2
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    • pp.177-185
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: In this study, we sought to identify the impact of aging anxiety and successful aging on the personality traits of elderly. Method: Subjects were 108 elderly persons aged more than 65 years. Data collected from June to November 2015 were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression. Results: With regard to the mean scores of personality traits, conscientiousness yielded the highest score, and neuroticism the lowest. The mean score on aging anxiety was below average, and that on successful aging was above average. Aging anxiety differed significantly according to age, present job, economic status, and health status. Successful aging differed significantly according to having a spouse, economic status, and health status. Significant correlations were found between anxiety and conscientiousness, extraversion, and neuroticism, and between successful aging and conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, openness, and neuroticism. Conscientiousness and neuroticism had an effect on aging anxiety (23.2%), whereas conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, openness, and neuroticism affected aging anxiety (45.3%). Conclusion: These findings indicate that personality traits reduce aging anxiety and lead to successful aging among elderly.

A Study on Anxiety about Aging of Middle Aged and Elderly Women (중년 이후 여성의 노화에 대한 불안감)

  • Kim, Eun-Ha
    • The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.192-202
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: This study was to examine the degree of anxiety about aging for middle aged and elderly women and to identify the overall degree of anxiety about aging and general characteristics of middle aged and elderly women. Method: The subjects of the study were 674 women who lived in Busan city, Korea. The sampling was at the researcher's convenience and data was collected from April to August, 2007. The instrument for the study was questionnaires consisting of the general characteristics, and Anxiety about Aging for Elderly by Watkins, Coates, and Ferroni(1998). Descriptive statistics, t-test or ANOVA with Scheffe's test were used for data analysis. Result: The results of this research were as follows: The mean score of anxiety about aging was 50.32$\pm$5.75. The results reveal that middle aged women are more anxious about aging than old women. Anxiety about aging was the most common psychological dimension of the six factors. According to the general characteristics, there was a significant difference in education, subjective economic status, composition of family and job status in anxiety about aging. Conclusion: The results of this study help in explaining psychological health. In addition, development of adequate interventions to decrease anxiety about aging in women is needed.

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Aging Anxiety and Related Factors of Middle-Aged Adults (중년기 성인의 노화불안과 영향요인)

  • Suh, Soon-Rim;Choi, Hee-Jung
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.25 no.4
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    • pp.464-472
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify aging anxiety and influencing factors of middle-aged adults. Methods: Descriptive correlation design was used. Three hundred and three middle-aged adults participated in the study and completed the questionnaires in the period from September 11 to October 15 of 2011. The data was analyzed using independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Scheff$\acute{e}$ test, Pearson correlation coefficients, and hierarchial multiple regression analysis. Results: Aging anxiety of middle-aged adults was higher than a moderate level. Socio-demographic variables such as age, religion, education, economic level, perceived health status and experience of living with older adults influenced significantly on aging anxiety. In contrast, general self-efficacy, aging knowledge and attitude toward older adults were negatively correlated with aging anxiety. Hierarchial multiple regression analysis incorporating these variables showed an explanation rate of aging anxiety at 21%. And religion, perceived health status, attitude toward older adults, and general self-efficacy were statistically significant among variables that influence on aging anxiety. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that senior preparation programs that can enhance self-efficacy, induce positive attitude on older adults and promote health should be implemented to reduce aging anxiety of middle-aged adults.

A Study on the Aging Anxiety of the Elderly (일 지역 노인의 노화불안에 대한 연구)

  • Kim, Soon-Yi
    • The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education
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    • v.11 no.1
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    • pp.7-15
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study were to 1) degree of the aging anxiety 2) to identify predictors influencing aging anxiety of the elderly. Method: Data were collected from 179 elders & utilizing questionnaires developed by Watkins, Coates, and Ferroni(1998). Data were analyzed using SPSS/Win 10.0 program and descriptive statistics t-test ANOVA were adopted as necessary. Result: Degree of the aging anxiety were 33-60scores, mean 49.96 scores. There were significant differeence in aging anxiety scores according to relegion, and disease. conclusion : The result of this study show the aging anxiety in a improtant factor in explaining psychological health, and development of adequate intervention for the elderly population to decrease the aging anxiety.

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The Influence of Aging Anxiety and Successful Aging on Retirement Preparation in Middle Aged Women (중년여성의 노화불안, 성공적노화가 노후준비에 미치는 영향)

  • Choi, Young Mi;Choi, Seong Hui;Ahn, Okhee
    • Journal of muscle and joint health
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    • v.26 no.3
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    • pp.175-183
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: This is a descriptive research examining the relationships between aging anxiety, perceived level of successful aging, and preparation for aging as well as factors influencing preparation for aging. Methods: Subjects of this study were 221 women aged between 40 and 59 years residing in area J. Data were collected from October 27, 2017 to November 9, 2017, using a structured questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using the statistical program SPSS/WIN 24.0. Results: Regression analysis revaled that factors having a significant effect on the preparation for aging of the subjects were age, perceived health status, exercise, leisure activity, aging anxiety, and perception of successful aging. The total explanatory power was 42.3%. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, it was found that aging anxiety and successful aging influenced the preparation for aging of middle-aged women. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a nursing intervention that properly manage aging anxiety and improves successful aging, in order to encourage middle-aged women to actively prepare for their later lives.

Aging Anxiety, Factors of Successful Aging and Preparation for Aging in Early and Late Middle Age (중년 전·후기의 노화불안과 성공적 노화 요소 및 노후준비)

  • Hong, Kum-Hee;Ha, Ju-Young
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.29 no.1
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    • pp.29-39
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    • 2015
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the aging anxiety, factors of successful aging, and preparation for aging in early and late middle-aged people. Methods: The study subjects were 140 middle-aged people aged from 40 to 59. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire from August 16 to September 30, 2013. The collected data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-test, ${\chi}^2$-test and Pearson correlation coefficient using IBM SPSS 21.0 program. Results: Between early and late middle age, there were statistically significant differences in the subcategories of aging anxiety: fear of loss (t=2.93, p=.004), fear of old people (t=-2.33, p=.021), physical appearance (t=2.32, p=.022), and psychological concerns (t=2.04, p=.043). A statistically significant difference was found between two groups in one subscale of preparation for aging: physical preparation (t=-2.02, p=.045). In early midlife, significant associations were observed between preparation for aging and both aging anxiety (r=.56, p<.001) and factors of successful aging (r=.54, p<.001). In late midlife, preparation for aging and factors of successful aging showed positive correlation (r=.50, p<.001) Conclusion: Results of this study indicate that programs for successful transition to old age in middle-aged people should consider their aging anxiety level and preparation for aging at their stage of life.

A Study on Aging Anxiety, Depression, and Self-esteem of Middle-aged People (중년기 성인의 노화불안, 우울 및 자아존중감에 대한 연구)

  • Kim, Soon-Yi;Lee, Jung-In
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.103-109
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among aging anxiety, depression, and self-esteem of middle-aged people. Method: The study was designed as a descriptive correlation study Data were collected using a structured questionnaire which included general characteristics, and measures of aging anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Data collection was done between March 15 and June 10. 2006 with 184 middle-aged participants. Results: The average score of the participants for aging anxiety was 48.38, for depression 16.49, and for self-esteem 29.08. There were positive correlations between aging anxiety and depression, aging anxiety and self-esteem. There was a negative correlation between depression and self-esteem. The correlations were statistically significant. Conclusion: Therefore, nursing program should be developed to improve the mental health and increase the qualitative life of middle-aged people.

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In the Relationship between Social Activities and Successful Aging Mediating Effect of Aging Anxiety and Moderating Effect of Social Support (사회활동과 성공적 노화의 관계에서 노화불안의 매개효과와 사회적지지의 조절효과)

  • Seo, Dae-Seok
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.10
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    • pp.575-583
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to examine Mediating effects of aging anxiety on the relationship between social activities and successful aging and Moderating effects of social support in relation to aging anxiety and successful aging. A total of 513 respondents participated in the questionnaire, 450 of which were used for the analysis. The analysis used mediating effect and regulatory effect test using regression analysis. The results showed that social activities lowered aging anxiety and helped to improve successful aging. Aging anxiety showed a mediating effect on the relationship between social activity and successful aging and confirmed the moderating effect of social support on the relationship between aging anxiety and successful aging. On the basis of this, the social activity providers diversify the social activity programs, reorganize the business system so that aging anxiety can be mitigated, and establish a mutual support system among the participants, so that successful aging through social activities will be more effective It is necessary to be managed so that.

A Study on Health Behaviors, Health Status and Anxiety about Aging for the Elderly - Focused on the Elderly in Senior Center- (경로당 이용노인의 노화에 대한 불안감, 지각된 건강상태와 건강증진 행위실천)

  • Shin, Yoo-Sun;Kim, Eun-Ha
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.179-188
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    • 2009
  • This study is conducted to survey and examine the relationships among anxiety about aging, perceived health status and health promoting behaviors in the elderly, and to provide basic data for health promoting interventions that would improve their successful aging. Me1hods: Data in this study was collected from 333 elderly participants living in Susan. Descriptive statistics, t-test or ANOVA with Scheffe's test, Pearson's correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression were used for data analysis. Results: The major findings of this study were as follows. 1) The mean score of anxiety about aging was 2.67 $\pm$ 0.30, perceived health status 2.46 $\pm$ 0.37, and health promoting behavior 2.77 $\pm$ 0.21.2) There was a positive correlation between health promoting behavior and perceived health status (r = 267, P= .000). There was a negative correlation between anxiety about aging and health promoting behavior (r = -.163, P=.003). 3) Health-promoting behavior was significantly associated with perceived health and anxiety about aging, which explained 20.9% of variance in health-promoting behavior. Conclusion: In order to promote perceived health status and to decrease anxiety about aging in the elderly, it is necessary to develop supporting interventions to decrease anxiety about aging

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The Influence of Anxiety over Aging of the Elderly Group on Successful Aging and the Mediation Effect of Social Support (노인의 노화불안이 성공적 노화에 미치는 영향과 사회적 지지의 매개효과)

  • Kim, Jeong-Hui;Park, Ji-Young
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.15 no.9
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    • pp.210-222
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study is to verify the mediation effect of social support in the influence of anxiety over aging of the elderly group on successful aging. The results of analyses are as follows: First, as anxiety over aging of the elderly group increased, the successful aging decreased. Second, in the relationship between anxiety over aging of the elderly group and social support, the social support decreased as anxiety over aging increased. Third, in the relationship between social support and successful aging, an increase of social support led to an increase in successful aging. Fourth, Old man in relationship to and successful aging of ageing in the social support mediated effect parts of their identified. Thus, this study suggests measures to decrease the anxiety over aging of the elderly group for the successful aging and proposals for the further studies in an aging society.