Verification of Spiritual Mediation and Control Effects in the Relationship between Death Anxiety and Meaning of Life: Focused on the Baby Boomers

죽음불안과 삶의 의미의 관계에서 영성의 매개 및 조절효과 검증: 베이비부머를 중심으로

  • 길태영 (충남대학교 농업과학연구소) ;
  • 류한수 (우송대학교 사회복지.아동학부)
  • Received : 2018.05.29
  • Accepted : 2018.07.06
  • Published : 2018.07.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effects of the spiritual mediating and the control effects of these between the death anxiety and meaning of life in baby boomers. The data for the analysis were collected for baby boomers born in A City from 1955 to 1963 and used a total of 500 data for the final analysis. For the analysis method, SPSS 21.0 was used for descriptive statistics analysis, correlation analysis for investigate correlation between variables, mediating regression analysis for each variable hypothesis test, and control effect of spirituality. We conducted a hierarchical regression analysis to examine the correlation between the two variables. The analysis results are as follows. First, we found that anxiety of death has a significantly effect on the meaning of life. Second, spirituality mediation has a significantly positive effect on the meaning of life. Third, the mediating effect of spirituality was proved in the relationship between death anxiety and meaning of life, and the control effect of spirituality was significant in the relation of death anxiety and meaning of life. As a result of these, it is demonstrating that the meaning of life can be enhanced by strengthening spirituality according to the degree of death anxiety in baby boomers. It shows a way to reduce or eliminate death anxiety that affects the meaning of life and strengthen spirituality.


Baby Boomers;Death anxiety;Meaning of Life;Spirituality;Mediation and Control Effect


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