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A Study on Self-esteem and Influencing Factors of Adults by Life Cycle: Comparison of Young, Middle-aged and Elderly

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2012, 8(6), pp.235-250
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

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ABSTRACT

This study was done on purpose to see how the aspects of self-esteem are different depending on the life cycle divided into three generations, young adulthood, middle age, old age and identify the factors that affect it and finally to find the practical implication for improving self-esteem which affects the mental health and human adaptation. The subjects of this study were youth, middle-aged and older who live in the metropolitan area, The survey was carried out by extracting them by intentional sampling. The study results showed that the level of self-esteem varies compared to youth and elderly, middle aged has a high degree of self-esteem. Young, middle-aged, and older models were all significant in life-cycle-specific regression analysis. The factors which affect their own self-esteem were different; housing owned and negative emotions for youth, marital status, monthly income, negative emotions and social support for middle-aged and negative emotions and social support for elderly. Through the present results of the study, we could seek practical implications for improving self-esteem based on life cycle.

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