Effects of social participation activities on successful aging of elderly : The Mediating Effects of Verification ego-resilience

노인의 사회참여활동이 성공적 노화에 미치는 영향: 자아탄력성의 매개효과 검증

  • Received : 2015.09.22
  • Accepted : 2015.11.06
  • Published : 2015.11.30


This study is to comprehensively analyze the social participation of elderly and verify the mediating effect of ego-resilience and impact on successful aging purposes. It surveyed 301 people aged 60 years or older is living in Goyang city, using a structured questionnaire collected data were analyzed by SPSS 18,0 and AMOS 21. The results of this study, Demographic variables appeared to affect social-participation activities through the gender, age, religion, partner and occupation, and Only the presence of the occupation showed the effect on successful aging. And in society participation activities sub-variable, only self-development participation showed a significant impact on the successful aging. Ego resilience of the elderly appeared to have a full-mediated effects on the relationship between social participation activities and successful aging. However, the relationship of self-development engagement activities showed a partial mediating effect. Based on these findings, I suggest practical measures for the elderly social participation activities and successful aging, and was revisited the importance of self-resilience.


Elderly residing in the communities;Ego-resilience;Social participation activity;Successful aging


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