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The Influence of Subjective age on the Self-esteem, Subjective health, Death fear and Depression in Older adults

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2010, 23(4), pp.1-15
  • 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 whether there is the difference of subjective age, according to sex and age and whether there is difference of self-esteem, subjective health, death fear and depression according to sex and subjective age with 341 older adults(man: 145, woman: 196). Results revealed that man had a tendency to perceive younger than their cholonogical age and women in younger group perceived younger than their cholonological age and women in older group perceived as same as their one. Two way ANOVA revealed that older adults with low subjective age had high self-esteem, good subjective helath, and low death fear. In relation with depression, older adults with high subjective age tended to have more serious depression than ones with low subjective age.

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