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Marital Status, Health Behaviors and Health Status for Middle-Aged Men and Women in Korea (혼인상태에 따른 중년남녀의 건강행위와 건강상태)

  • Lee, Yun-Suk
    • Korea journal of population studies
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    • v.35 no.2
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    • pp.103-131
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    • 2012
  • As divorce and singlehood have been on the rise over the last decades, marital statuses are more diverse than the past for middle-aged men and women in South Korea. While marital status is crucial for health behaviors and statuses, but few studies examine the associations between health differentials and marital status for the middle-aged in South Korea. Using the 2010 Social Survey collected by the Statistics Korea, this study analyzes how health behaviors and statuses vary by the marital status. In particular, this paper examines whether marital statuses and gender interact to influence health behaviors and statuses. I find that married middle-aged people are healthier than divorced, single, and widowed middle-aged people. But this the negative influence of the non-married status are much greater for men than women. Some female non-married groups do not differ from married middle-aged people in some indicators of health behaviors. Single female middle-aged people are better in general satisfaction levels than married middle-aged people.

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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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The Relations of the Life Style and Housing Selection Attributes of the Middle-aged People (중년층의 라이프스타일이 은퇴 후 주거선택속성에 미치는 영향)

  • Lim, Sun-Mi;Ha, Kyu-Soo
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.16 no.11
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    • pp.8074-8088
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    • 2015
  • In this study, main focus was analyzing whether the retired middle-aged people's life style and personal characteristics affect house selection attributes and there are any differences according to their life styles. The finding and implications of this study were as follows. The middle-aged people were trying to pursue leisurely and healthy life. Therefore, they prefer the high service quality of health, medical facilities, culture, leisure, and entertainment facilities. These trends were caused by the expansion of the five-days working styles, the improvements of the smart consumptions, the high levels of the education, and the high social and economic participations of the females. The overall changes in social, cultural, economical circumstances made them different from other generations. Also current middle-aged people were more challenging and active and they thought themselves young compared with the people of the older generation. In the future those middle-aged people's life style will be more diversified. Therefore new housing plans are necessary for the middle-aged popple to satisfy their diverse housing needs and housing circumstances. Based on the results of this study for the middle-aged people's life style and housing selection attributes after their retirement, more studies are necessary in new and different views. Furthermore diverse house supplies, housing marketing, housing policies should be provided for the middle-aged people for their retirement and need to study more their future housing satisfaction and their housing needs.

A Phenomenological Study on the Lived Experiences of Middle-aged People with Disabilities after a Stroke (중년기 뇌졸중 장애인의 삶에 관한 해석학적 현상학 연구)

  • Kim, Mi Ok;Choi, Jung Min;Kang, Seung Won
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.65 no.1
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    • pp.33-58
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    • 2013
  • This study aims to explore the lived experiences of middle-aged people with disabilities after a stroke. Using van Manen's phenomenological qualitative method, this study obtained information through interviews with middle-aged people with disabilities after a stroke. The following main themes were extracted from the lived experiences of middle-aged people with disabilities who were interviewed: 'a life broken in half', 'discontinuity and isolation of life', 'being born again', 'fear of stroke relapse', and 'overcoming all difficulties through harmony in a family'. Therefore, the core theme on the lived experiences of middle-aged people with disabilities after a stroke is a shadow of relapse over lives that have to protect families. The implication of this study's results on policy making and actual practices are discussed focusing on the well-being of people with disabilities and their families.

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A Descriptive Study on the Economic Activities of Middle-aged Adult Wage Workers

  • Lim, Ahn Na
    • International journal of advanced smart convergence
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.1-6
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    • 2019
  • Adults in their middle age are being held back by their roles through economic activities, but their rapid retirement and job sharing are adding to their anxiety. Also, it is very important to establish welfare policies for the elderly in the future because it can predict the economic situation in the old age through the economic activities of middle-aged adults. My study analyzed the 6th data of Kreis of the National Pension Research Institute's. The number of people studied is 2,552 employed people aged 40 or over 64 across the country. According to the analysis, there were more men than women. There were many high school graduates and 50s. There were many people who had spouses and who lived in the province. Wage workers represented 53.1% of the total. The lower the age, the higher the level of education, the higher the number of wage earners. Only 29% of standard workers and 30.8% of regular workers were employed. There were many economically unstable middle-aged adults. Economic instability in the middle age requires social attention because it can lead to poverty in old age. Therefore, measures should be taken to ensure stable jobs for middle-aged adults, whose spending increases more than their income.

A Study on the Consciousness of Inheritance among Married People of the Middle Aged and the Elderly (중노년기 기혼남녀의 재산상속의식에 관한 연구)

  • 이정읍;김명자
    • Journal of Korean Home Management Association
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.151-165
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this study is to determine the inheritance consciousness among married people of the middle aged and the elderly. This study employed two complimentary research methods-survey and in depth interviews which were taken from married people over 50 in Seoul and Miryang, Kyungnam. The findings of this study are following : First, most of the middle aged and the elderly agreed to the necessity of inheritance because it may help to improve childrens household-finances and be a means to promote childrens social position. Second, most of them want to succeed before they pass away and do in accordance with their will. Third, the consciousness of the middle aged and the elderly married people about the son-oriented inheritance and the lineal family-oriented inheritance is medial, and they dont want the equal-divided and the optional inheritance.

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Factors affecting Cancer Preventive Behavior in Middle-aged People (중년기 성인의 암 예방행위 영향요인)

  • Kim, Nam Sun;Lee, Kyu Eun
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing
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    • v.21 no.1
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    • pp.29-38
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: This study was done to examine factors affecting cancer preventive behavior in middle-aged people. Method: The research design for this study was a descriptive survey design using convenience sampling. Data collection was done using self-questionnaire with 203 middle-aged people in Seoul and G city. Data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and stepwise multiple regression with the SPSS Win 20.0 Program. Results: The mean score of cancer preventive behavior was $3.43{\pm}.14$ out of 5. Cancer preventive behavior showed a significantly positive correlation with knowledge about cancer (r=.24, p<.001). In the multiple regression analysis, gender, perceived health status and knowledge about cancer were significant predictors and explained 14.5% of cancer preventive behaviors. Conclusion: Findings of this study allow a comprehensive understanding of cancer preventive behavior and related factors by middle-aged people. However, further study with a larger random sample from various living environment is necessary.

A Study on Living Intention to Rural Area of Middle Aged People Living in Urban Area (도시 거주 중.장년층의 농촌 거주 의사)

  • Park, Seon-Ah;Hong, Hyung-Ock;Lee, Hyun-Jeong
    • Proceeding of Spring/Autumn Annual Conference of KHA
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    • pp.273-278
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this paper was to know perception of rural area, intention of going to rural, decision factors. It is social survey research with questionnaire which was conducted among citizen of Incheon during Oct. 11~28 2010. The data from 100 respondents were analysed using descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, t-test, crosstab, and factor using SPSS 18.0 statistic program. The major findings were as followings: 1)most of the middle aged people(90%) are interested in living in rural area, and 96% of middle aged people have positive perception of living in rural area. 2) most of respondents(86%) have intention to living in rural area, and it is different between man and women. 3) most of respondents think distance to hospital is more important than others. Also, women consider location more than men, high income people consider quality of housing more than others, and older people consider neighbor and leisure more than other people. In conclusion, environment of housing in terms of location, community center, and leisure facilities need to be developed.

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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 the Method of Treatment-Centered Reading Activity for the Middle-aged (중년기 치료적 독서 활동 방안 제시에 관한 연구)

  • Lim, Seong-Gwan
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.47 no.3
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    • pp.261-288
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    • 2016
  • This study aims to analyzed the treatment factors in the reading activities in order to examine the possibility for such factors to applied to the actual life of the meddle-aged, and sought for the utilization and direction of the reading program that is presented as the treatment and prevention of the emotional problems of the meddle-aged people. Considering such circumstances, involving in reading activities improves the quality of the meddle-aged people's life by meeting their internal desire by themselves and giving the meaning to their life with creativity. In addition, the reading activities helps the meddle-aged people to express in-depth conflicts, emotion, desire and thinking that they are routinely experiencing, thus leading to the treatment of their agony, trauma, and pain. In such sense, it is very meaningful for the middle-aged to be joined in any reading activities.