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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(1): 103
중년기 성인의 노화불안, 우울 및 자아존중감에 대한 연구
김순이1, 이정인2
1혜천대학 간호과
2혜천대학 간호과
A Study on Aging Anxiety, Depression, and Self-esteem of Middle-aged People
Soon-Yi Kim1, Jung-In Lee2
1Department of Nursing, Hyechon College
2Department of Nursing, Hyechon College
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among aging anxiety, depression, and self-esteem of middle-aged people.
Method: The study was designed as a descriptive correlation study Data were collected using a structured questionnaire which included general characteristics, and measures of aging anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Data collection was done between March 15 and June 10. 2006 with 184 middle-aged participants.
Results: The average score of the participants for aging anxiety was 48.38, for depression 16.49, and for self-esteem 29.08. There were positive correlations between aging anxiety and depression, aging anxiety and self-esteem. There was a negative correlation between depression and self-esteem. The correlations were statistically significant.
Conclusion: Therefore, nursing program should be developed to improve the mental health and increase the qualitative life of middle-aged people.
Key words: Aging | Anxiety | Depression | Self-esteem | Middle aged
주요어: 노화불안 | 우울 | 자아존중감 | 중년기