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SOC Strategies and Life-Satisfaction in Middle and Later Adulthood

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2007, 20(2), pp.131-144
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

Hwee-Sook Jang 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examined the relation between SOC strategy and life-satisfaction. From 40years to 70 years middle and older adults(N=329) completed questionnaires measuring SOC strategies containing elective selection and loss-based selection, optimization and compensation, the level of life-satisfaction, and demographic characteristics. Except elective selection and loss-based selection, there are significant difference in optimization and compensation according to sex and age. That is, Males had more effective optimization strategies than females and 40years adults had more effective optimization strategies than 70years. In the compensation strategies 40years adults were more competent than 70years older adults and 60years than 70 years older adults. However, optimization strategies among SOC strategies explained significantly general life-satisfaction. But there were no significant difference in general life-satisfaction level according to sex and age. Interestingly economic state, satisfaction to children, and health state were related to general life-satisfaction positively and care giving for grandchildren negatively.

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