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A Case Study on the Influence of Participation Experience in Elderly Volunteer Service on the Life of the Elderly

  • Journal of Korean Hyo Studies
  • 2023, (37), pp.45-71
  • Publisher : The Korean Hyo Studies Association
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : May 30, 2023
  • Accepted : June 26, 2023
  • Published : June 30, 2023

황현주 1 chae kyoung sun 2

1주안노인문화센터
2성산효대학원대학교

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ABSTRACT

Background: The number of elderly single-person households is increasing due to the rapid aging of our society, the collapse of the traditional family system, and the nuclear family. This causes social isolation of the elderly, resulting in many social problems such as depression, lonely death, and suicide. Purpose: This study aims to confirm the impact of elderly volunteer experiences on social isolation, especially quality of life, through qualitative case research methods as part of measures to resolve social isolation for the elderly. Methodology/Access: The study participants selected five participants who wanted to participate in the study as elderly volunteers at the A Senior Center, and each had three in-depth interviews for a total of 150 minutes. As a data analysis method, Bryman & Burgess (2002) approached with in-case analysis and Between case analysis, and based on oral data of research participants, the subject was discovered through the process, process, and emotions of volunteering experience. Results/Conclusion: This study derived common topics such as improving self-esteem through identity verification, reassigning social roles, psychology and stability from belonging, improving self-integration through self-acceptance, and expanding psychological productivity through volunteer work./ It was confirmed that volunteer activities in old age are achieving a sense of self-integration through positive thinking and self-acceptance rather than negative perceptions such as solitude and futility that can be felt in old age. Implications: It is necessary to raise and support social awareness and support the elderly in order to reduce the social risk of the elderly society, and as part of this, the establishment and expansion of a volunteer system for the elderly can help resolve social isolation.

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