Relationship among Matured Aging Attitude, Depression, and Successful Aging of Elderly Participating in Dance-Oriented Physical Activity: Focused on Line Dance and Rhythmic Gymnastics

댄스중심의 신체활동에 참여하는 노인들의 성숙한 노화태도와 우울 및 성공적 노화의 관계: 라인댄스와 리듬체조 참여자를 중심으로

  • Shin, Seak-Hwan (Department of physical education in Konkuk University)
  • 신석환 (건국대학교 체육교육과)
  • Received : 2020.07.17
  • Accepted : 2020.10.20
  • Published : 2020.10.28


This study was conducted with 202 elderly people aged 65 years or older (40.6% male and 59.4% female) participating in physical activities centered on line dance and rhythmic gymnastics. To achieve the main objectives of the study, a questionnaire for mature aging attitude, depression and successful aging was used. The results are as follows. First, matured aging attitude influenced negatively on depression. Second, matured aging attitude influenced positively on successful aging. Third, depression influenced negatively on successful aging. Based on the above results, it is necessary to encourage the elderly to participate in physical activities to achieve successful aging through active interventions against depression.


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