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Relationship between Perceived Income Inequality and Suicidal Ideation in the Elderly -Focusing on the Mediating Effect of Economic Stress-

노인이 인지한 소득불평등과 자살생각 간 관계 -경제적 스트레스의 매개효과를 중심으로-

  • 최정민 (목포대학교 복지사회연구소) ;
  • 김신열 (전북대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.30
  • Accepted : 2014.11.18
  • Published : 2014.11.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating effect of economic stress in the relationship between Perceived Income Inequality and Suicidal Ideation among old adults. To achieve this objective, this study analyzed basic statistics, reliability, correlation, and regression (tolerance and variance inflation factor) with the help of SPSS ver. 18.0. using data of 532 elderlies over 65 years old who live in Jeollanam-do. The main study results were as follows. The result shows the significant medicating effect of economic stress in the relationship between Income Inequality and Suicidal Ideation. Based on these results, political and practical implications are proposed.

Keywords

Income Inequality;Economic Stress;Suicidal Ideation;Mediating Effect

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