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Relationship among Life Meaning, Optimism and Happiness in Elderly Women Participants of Physical Activity

여가-신체활동 참여 여성노인의 삶의 의미, 낙관성 및 행복의 관계

  • Received : 2012.01.20
  • Accepted : 2012.03.12
  • Published : 2012.04.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine relationship among life meaning, optimism and happiness in elderly women participants of physical activity. Data are from elderly women in more than 60 years old who participate in sports activity as part of leisure activity while actually living in Seoul of South Korea. Total of 211, Sample are allowed to be responded to questionnaire contents with self-administration method by utilizing convenience sampling method out of non-probability sampling. To process the data, this study conducted exploratory/confirmatory factor analysis, correlation analysis, reliability analysis and structure model analysis with SPSS 11.5 and AMOS 6.0 programs. The presence of meaning, which forms meaning of life, are indicated to have statistically significant positive influence upon optimism. And optimism are indicated to have statistically significant positive influence upon positive emotion, which forms happiness. optimism in elderly adults of participating in physical activity has negative influence upon negative emotion.

Keywords

Life Meaning;Optimism;Happiness

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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