Effect of Domain-Specific Life Satisfaction on Depressive Symptoms in Late Adulthood and Old Age: Results of a Cross-Sectional Descriptive Survey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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