Factors influencing life satisfaction in middle-aged women in south Korea: A descriptive research using panel data
Background & Aim: Life after middle age accounts for almost half of the life cycle, along with global increases in life expectancy, it is important to manage the life satisfaction of middle-aged women as they transition from adulthood to old age. This study sought to investigate the life satisfaction of middle-aged women and identify the factors affecting them in various ways.
Methods & Materials: As secondary research, sample data were sourced from the 2016 Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging -sixth wave of KLoSA- by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, and the Korean Employment Information Service in Korea.
Results: Factors affecting the life satisfaction of middle-aged women include individual factors such as religion, household income, marriage, and educational background (all p<.05); health-related factors such as depression, and smoking; family-related factors such as frequent contact with nonresident children; and socio-cultural factors such as leisure activity or trips (all p<.05).
Conclusion: The life satisfaction and influencing factors for middle-aged women identified in this study should be used as a basis for successful and healthy aging preparation in women’s health policy.
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|Issue||Vol 8 No 4 (2021): Autumn|
|life satisfaction; middle-aged women; depression; socio-cultural; aging|
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