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Influence of Activity Engagement of Late Adulthood on Life Satisfaction and Ego Integration: Mediating Effect of Life Meaning

노년기 활동 참여가 삶 만족과 자아통합감에 미치는 영향: 삶의 의미의 매개효과

  • Received : 2017.02.02
  • Accepted : 2017.03.01
  • Published : 2017.05.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of activity engagement on life satisfaction and ego integration in late adulthood and to investigate the mediating effect of life meaning between activity engagement and life satisfaction and ego integration. 700 elderly(359 male, 350 female) who retired and over 55 years old completed questionnaires. Structural equation model analysis using AMOS showed that the suggested model is appropriate. Results showed that activity engagement was positively associated with life satisfaction and ego integration. and results also showed that life meaning mediated the relationship between activity engagement and life satisfaction and ego integration. Lastly, We discussed the implications of the roles of activity engagement and life meaning on life satisfaction and ego integration for elderly and limitations of this study and suggestions for future research.

Keywords

Activity Engagement;Life Meaning;Life Satisfaction;Ego Integration;Late Adulthood

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