Aging Anxiety and Subjective Well-being of Persons with Mental Disorder

정신질환자의 노화불안과 주관적 안녕감

Gang, Moonhee;Ko, Heesung;Lee, Jihye

  • Received : 2018.10.08
  • Accepted : 2019.01.08
  • Published : 2019.01.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of aging anxiety and subjective well-being, and identify the effect of aging anxiety on subjective well-being among persons with mental disorder. A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. 107 participants who were diagnosed with schizophrenia or mood disorder were recruited in D and C province. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and multiple regression with SPSS 23.0 program. Mean score of aging anxiety and subjective well-being were $3.95{\pm}0.80$ and $3.53{\pm}0.73$ respectively. Aging anxiety had significant negative correlation with subjective well-being (r= -.48, p <.001). Aging anxiety, subjective health status, and employment status were significant influencing factors on subjective well-being, and these variables total explained for 31.1%. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a systematic and integrative strategy to cope with the aging anxiety for improving subjective well-being of person with mental disorder.


Schizophrenia;Mood Disorder;Aging Anxiety;Subjective Well-being


Supported by : 충남대학교