Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of domain-specific life satisfaction on the risk of depressive symptoms in late adulthood and old age. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted using stratified data from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA). The respondents completed the Korean version CES-D and domain-specific life satisfaction. Results: In both groups, satisfaction with health and economic status were significant predictors of depressive symptoms. In the old age group, depressive symptoms were also predicted by satisfaction with the relationships with one's spouse and with one's children. Conclusion: Life satisfaction was a crucial predictive factor for depressive symptoms in late adulthood and old age.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health