Life satisfaction and associated factors among Korean elderly women: living arrangements, self-esteem and perceived health status

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163499
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Life satisfaction and associated factors among Korean elderly women: living arrangements, self-esteem and perceived health status
Author(s):
An, Ji-Young; O'Connor, Linda
Author Details:
Ji-Young An, BS, MPH, Doctoral Student, New York University Division of Nursing, New York, New York, USA, email: jya206@nyu.edu; Linda O'Connor, MSN, RNC, CS
Abstract:
Purpose: Considering the importance of living arrangement (LA) to Korean elderly women, the influence of LA on life satisfaction (LS), self esteem (SE), and perceived health status (PHS) needs to be examined. The purposes were to: (1) examine the significant differences in LS, SE, and PHS according to LA and (2) examine the associations among LS, SE, and PHS among Korean elderly women. Methods: A total of 121 (mean=72.90, S.D.=5.77) aged 65 to 89 were interviewed. For analyses, descriptive statistics, Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel statistics, ?2 test, Fisher's exact test, ANOVA, t-test, and Pearson's correlation coefficient, and Duncan's Multiple Range Test by use of General Linear Model were used. SAS (v.8.2) was used. Results: Women living with their spouses (14.88%) were age 65-69; living with married son (15.71%) age 65-69 and 80+; living alone (18.18%) age 70-79. About half were widowed. Significant portion were illiterate (72.73%) and unemployed (82.64%). Self-rated health status was poor (47.93%). More than half were totally dependent on their children for their living expenses. LS showed statistical differences among age, marital status and economic status. SE statistically differed among marital status and economic status. PHS also statistically differed by age and marital status. There were highly significant correlations between: LS vs. SE; PHS vs. LS; and SE vs. PHS. LA affected LS (F=8.07, p< .0001), SE (F=3.38, p=.012) and PHS (F=3.33, p=.0128). Women who lived with their spouse or married son showed higher LS, SE and PHS. Conclusion: LA affected LS, SE, and PHS in Korean elderly women. The observed associations among LS, SE and PHS suggest that government programs need to be developed to assist Korean elderly women to improve their overall well-being and to assist children in caring for their parents.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLife satisfaction and associated factors among Korean elderly women: living arrangements, self-esteem and perceived health statusen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAn, Ji-Youngen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsJi-Young An, BS, MPH, Doctoral Student, New York University Division of Nursing, New York, New York, USA, email: jya206@nyu.edu; Linda O'Connor, MSN, RNC, CSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163499-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Considering the importance of living arrangement (LA) to Korean elderly women, the influence of LA on life satisfaction (LS), self esteem (SE), and perceived health status (PHS) needs to be examined. The purposes were to: (1) examine the significant differences in LS, SE, and PHS according to LA and (2) examine the associations among LS, SE, and PHS among Korean elderly women. Methods: A total of 121 (mean=72.90, S.D.=5.77) aged 65 to 89 were interviewed. For analyses, descriptive statistics, Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel statistics, ?2 test, Fisher's exact test, ANOVA, t-test, and Pearson's correlation coefficient, and Duncan's Multiple Range Test by use of General Linear Model were used. SAS (v.8.2) was used. Results: Women living with their spouses (14.88%) were age 65-69; living with married son (15.71%) age 65-69 and 80+; living alone (18.18%) age 70-79. About half were widowed. Significant portion were illiterate (72.73%) and unemployed (82.64%). Self-rated health status was poor (47.93%). More than half were totally dependent on their children for their living expenses. LS showed statistical differences among age, marital status and economic status. SE statistically differed among marital status and economic status. PHS also statistically differed by age and marital status. There were highly significant correlations between: LS vs. SE; PHS vs. LS; and SE vs. PHS. LA affected LS (F=8.07, p< .0001), SE (F=3.38, p=.012) and PHS (F=3.33, p=.0128). Women who lived with their spouse or married son showed higher LS, SE and PHS. Conclusion: LA affected LS, SE, and PHS in Korean elderly women. The observed associations among LS, SE and PHS suggest that government programs need to be developed to assist Korean elderly women to improve their overall well-being and to assist children in caring for their parents.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:08:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:08:38Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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