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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 (Dept. of Family Welfare, Changwon National University)
  • 김은경 (창원대학교 가족복지학과)
  • Received : 2013.04.04
  • Accepted : 2013.05.21
  • Published : 2013.06.30

Abstract

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.

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Supported by : 창원대학교

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