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The Relationships among Satisfaction with Food-Related Life, Depression, Isolation, Social Support, and Overall Satisfaction of Life in Elderly South Koreans (재가 노인의 삶에서의 음식 만족도와 우울, 고독감, 사회적지지, 생활만족도와의 관계)

  • Seo, Sunhee;Cho, Misook;Kim, Yuri;Ahn, Jiyoon
    • Journal of the Korean Dietetic Association
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.159-172
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    • 2013
  • Food is an essential component of good health and a high quality of life. This is especially true for the elderly, where health and quality of life can vary due to eating issues. This study attempts to measure the satisfaction with food-related life in the elderly of South Korea, while examining differences in social support, depression, isolation, and life satisfaction based on the level of satisfaction with food-related life. Data collection was conducted using one-on-one surveys from December 2011 to January 2012. A total of 390 elderly (aged 65 and over) who live in Korea participated in this study. The results showed that the satisfaction with food-related life was high (3.52 out of 5). The elderly who had company during a meal or a meal preparer showed a higher satisfaction with their food-related life. Social support was high (5.32 out of 7) and the feelings of isolation were low (3.85 out of 5). The average satisfaction with life was 4.42 out of 7, indicating a fair satisfaction with life, while the average depression score was relatively low (8.77 out of 26). In general, the elderly with a higher satisfaction with food-related life had a higher social support and overall satisfaction with their life. On the other hand, the elderly with a lower satisfaction with food-related life generally reported higher levels of depression and isolation. A positive correlation was observed between satisfaction with food-related life, social support, and satisfaction of life, while a negative correlation was found between satisfaction with food-related life, isolation, and depression. The results of this study indicate that managing the satisfaction with food-related life is an important component of mental health in the elderly.

A Study on the Relationship between Interest in Appearance, Appearance Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction in Adolescents (청소년의 외모관심, 외모만족도와 생활만족도의 관계 연구)

  • Lee, Myoung-Hee
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Costume
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    • v.59 no.8
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    • pp.97-109
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    • 2009
  • The purposes of this study were to investigate the relationships between appearance interest, appearance satisfaction, and life satisfaction of adolescent, to disclose the differences of these variables according to demographic characteristics, and to examine the determinants of life satisfaction. The subjects were 322 teenaged girls (167 middle school students and 155 high school students) living in Seoul. The variables of appearance interest were plastic surgery, weight control, clothing interest, and hairstyle interest. Life satisfaction included school life satisfaction and daily life satisfaction. Appearance satisfaction had negative relationships with plastic surgery interest and weight control interest, while appearance satisfaction had no relationships with clothing interest and hairstyle interest. School life satisfaction and daily life satisfaction had negative relationships with plastic surgery interest. The upper class adolescents had high level of clothing interest and life satisfaction, and lower class adolescents had high level of plastic surgery interest and had low appearance satisfaction as compared to other classes. The adolescent group with high school grade had high level of appearance satisfaction, and the group with low school grade had high level of weight control interest. The life satisfaction was influenced by appearance satisfaction the most, and the next in the order by school grade, residence area, and weight control interest. The explanatory power of the four variables was 30.8%. Social stratification and whether mothers had an occupation or not had an indirect effect on the life satisfaction.

Satisfaction with Life and It's Predictors of Korean Adolescents (고등학교 청소년의 삶의 만족도와 영향 요인)

  • Koo, Hyun-Young;Park, Hyun-Soak;Jang, Eun-Hee
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.36 no.1
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    • pp.151-158
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: This study was done to investigate the satisfaction with life in adolescents, and to identify factors affecting satisfaction with life for them. Method: The participants were 1,057 adolescents, Data was collected through self-report questionnaires which were constructed to include satisfaction with life, self-esteem, hostility and hopelessness. The data was analyzed using the SPSS program. Result: Satisfaction with life for adolescents was significantly different according to school type, grade, scholastic achievement, religion, monthly income of family, conversation with parents and conversation with friends. Satisfaction with life in adolescents correlated with self-esteem, hostility and hopelessness. Significant predictors influencing satisfaction with life in adolescents were self-esteem, hopelessness, school type, conversation with parents, monthly income of family and religion, and these predictors accounted for $37.8\%$ of the variance in satisfaction with life. Conclusion: The above findings indicate that satisfaction with life in adolescents is influenced by self-esteem, hostility and hopelessness. Therefore when nursing interventions are developed to improve satisfaction with life in adolescents, these factors need to be considered.

Adolescent' Life Satisfaction in the Ecological Context (생태학적 맥락에 따른 청소년의 삶의 만족도)

  • Cho, Song-Yon;Kim, Hye-Won;Kim, Min
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.49 no.3
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    • pp.87-98
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the life satisfaction of adolescents in the ecological contexts of their individual, family, school, and social-cultural experiences. The participants were 1,099 middle and high school students in Chungnam-do. Instruments were the Satisfaction with Life Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Parent-Adolescent Communication Inventory, the School Life Satisfaction Scale, and Social-Cultural Satisfaction Scale. Data analysis involved the use of descriptive statistics, t- and F-tests, Duncan's multiple range test, product-moment correlations, multiple regression, Cronbach's ${\alpha}$, and factor analysis. Results were as follows: Firstly, middle school students showed the highest levels of life satisfaction, and vocational high school students reported the lowest levels. Also, life satisfaction was inversely related to school grades. Secondly, for all the students, life satisfaction was positive correlated with self-esteem, open communication with parents, school life satisfaction, and social-cultural satisfaction. Lastly, open communication with parents and overall satisfaction with life at school explained more of the variance in adolescent life satisfaction than any other factors.

The Effects of Social Relationships and Family Relationships on the Life Satisfaction of Married Female Baby Boomers in Busan and Gyeongnam Province (부산·경남지역 베이비붐 세대 기혼여성의 사회관계 및 가족관계가 생활만족도에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Eunkyung
    • Korean Journal of Human Ecology
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.437-453
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to identify how social relationships and family relationships were associated with the life satisfaction of married female baby boomers who live in Busan and Gyeongnam province. This study included community sample of 499 female baby boomers who were married and had at least one child. Participants reported lower levels of life satisfaction. A hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to investigate the effects of the following variables on the female baby boomers' life satisfaction: subjective health, educational level, monthly household income, employment status, perceived size of social network, participation in leisure organizations, participation in voluntary associations, satisfaction with children, and marital satisfaction. Except employment status and participation in leisure organizations, other 7 variables were significantly and positively associated with the life satisfaction of married female baby boomers. In particular, marital satisfaction had the strongest effect on life satisfaction, followed by satisfaction with children. The results suggested family played a primary role in the life of married female baby boomers. Family life education program~ female baby boomers, their children and husbands need to be developed and offered in order to improve the life satisfaction of female baby boomers.

Family Life Satisfaction of the Expanding Family, Husbands and Wives (확대기 가정 부부의 가정생활 만족도에 관한 연구)

  • 임정빈
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.27 no.3
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    • pp.117-132
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    • 1989
  • The purpose of present study was to investigate the overall tendency of family life satisfaction in the period of expanding family and to identify the variables affecting family life satisfaction. Also, to provide some basic directions for the expanding period and to improve its family life satisfaction. The major findings of the study can be summarized as folllows; 1. In the family life areas of relations with spouses, self-evaluating scored highest, reflecting the greatest degree of family life satisfaction of both husbands and wives. 2. There is significant differences between husbands and wives in family life satisfaction scores. Generally, husbands were more satisfied with their family wives. 3. In satisfaction with areas specific to the family life, husbands were highly satisfied with instrumental areas which were related to role performences, as the head of family. And wives higly satisfied with areas refer to relations with spouses and communication with their family members. 4. Family life satisfaction scores were relatively high when the educational level and income of the couple were high. So the variables which related to socio-economics status affected seriousiy on family life satis-faction of that period. 5. Family life satisfaction degree of the expanding family was getting lower by degree. But it showed that the higher both spouses were satisfied with finance situation and communication, the higher the genaral familly life satisfaction degree of both spouses would be.

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The Effects of Family Relationship of Women Immigrants on Satisfaction with life (여성 결혼이민자의 가족관계가 삶의 만족에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Chang-Seek
    • Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.717-742
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    • 2010
  • This study was done to investigate the effects of family relationship on satisfaction with life in women immigrants. The participants were 346 women immigrants in S city, Chungnam province. The data were collected through self-reported questionnaires which were constructed to include such scales as satisfaction with life and family relationship. First, satisfaction with family relationship ranked in order of couple, parents-in-law, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Second, as the women immigrants were younger, and their wedding time was shorter, satisfaction with couple was higher. Third, when women immigrants were between 20 and 30 years old in age, and between 2006 and 2010 in wedding year, satisfaction with parents-in-law were higher. Fourth, when women immigrants were between 20 and 30 years old in age, and 2006 and 2010 in wedding year, satisfaction with brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law were higher. Fifth, satisfaction with life was higher for women immigrants with younger age, lower educational level, and shorter residence and wedding time. Sixth, curve term more accounted for relationship between satisfaction with parents-in-law and life. Seventh, significant predictors influencing satisfaction with life were satisfaction with couple, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Levels of and Predictors of Satisfaction with Life in Korean Adolescent (일부 지역 청소년의 삶의 만족에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Koo, Hyun-Young;Park, Hyun-Sook
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.322-329
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: This study was done to investigate satisfaction with life in adolescents, and to identify factors affecting satisfaction with lift for adolescents. Method: The participants were 540 adolescents. Data were collected through self-report questionnaires which were constructed to include satisfaction with life, mental health, family adaptability and cohesion, and school adjustment. The data were analyzed using the SPSS program. Results: Satisfaction with life in adolescents correlated with mental health, family adaptability and cohesion, and school adjustment. Satisfaction with lift in adolescents was significantly different according to scholastic achievement, parents being alive, economic level of family, and types of family cohesion and adaptability. Significant predictors influencing satisfaction with life in adolescents were school adjustment, family cohesion, mental health, and economic level of family, and these predictors accounted for $28.3\%$ of the variance in satisfaction with lift. Conclusion: The above findings indicate that satisfaction with life in adolescents is influenced by mental health, family function, and school adjustment. Therefore when nursing interventions are developed to improve satisfaction with life in adolescents, these factors need to be considered.

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A Study on the Life Satisfaction of the Rural Olders near Taegu Metropolitan City (대구근교농촌노인의 생활만족도에 관한 연구)

  • Seo Mal-Hee;Yoo Ka-Hyo
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.37 no.12
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    • pp.29-41
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    • 1999
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships of the social demographic variables, health variables, and family environmental variables to life satisfaction of rural olders, to identify their problems and to find good directions to enhance the welfares for the rural olds who are in poor life situations. The results are as follows : 1. The male old's satisfaction were higher than the female old's one. The life satisfaction didn't show differences according to the age or religion. But, the higher educational level, the higher life satisfaction was shown. The higher the economic status, the higher life satisfaction was shown. 2. The degree of life satisfaction had meaningful differences on the number of disease and health situation. The more disease they have, the lower life satisfaction was shown. 3. The life satisfaction of the rural old was highest when they live together with their married children than living alone. When they have spouse, the life satisfaction was high. And, as the relation with their children was close, the life satisfaction was high. So, it is thought the children have great influences to the rural old. 4. In the multiple regression analysis, It was found that physical health, the relationship with their children, perceived economic status, and unemployment of their children were effective variables in the old's life satisfaction.

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The Moderating Effects of Flow on the Relationship between Stress and Satisfaction with life, University life Satisfaction (대학생의 스트레스와 삶의 만족도, 대학생활만족도의 관계에서 몰입의 조절효과)

  • Baek, Yu-Mi
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.490-496
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    • 2017
  • This study targeted college students to determine the moderating effect of immersion in the relationship among stress, satisfaction with life, and satisfaction with college life. To this end, the level of stress, satisfaction with life, satisfaction with college life, and immersion were measured in353 students attending S University. First of all, correlation analysis showed that stress had a negative correlation with immersion, satisfaction with life, and satisfaction with college life and immersion had a positive correlation with satisfaction with life and satisfaction with college life. Hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to determine the moderating effects of immersion in the relationship among stress, satisfaction with life, and satisfaction with college life. The results showed that immersion had a moderating effect on the relationship between stress and satisfaction with life, while immersion did not have a mitigating effect on the relationship between stress and satisfaction with college life. Based on these findings, this paper suggests raising the ability of immersion as a measure of intervention in handling the stress of college students and discusses the significance and limitations of this study.