Stress, Stress Coping, Social Support, Generativity and Subjective Well-being in the Middle-Aged People

2020 Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development  
Purpose: This study was aimed to investigate stress, stress coping, social support, generativity and subjective well-being in the middle-aged people, to confirm the factors that affected subjective well-being so as to find out the relative importance of variables. Method: The subjects in this study were 204 middle-aged men and women from 40 to 59 years old living in two cities in Seoul and Chungcheongnam-do and data were collected from them. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics,
more » ... earson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression using the SPSS 22.0 program. Results: Mean score of subjective well-being was 3.36 point. Subjective well-being showed negative correlations with stress and avoidance among coping method of stress while positive correlations with social support seeking and problem-solving, social support and generativity. Upon the results of multiple regression analysis, social support (β=.0.37, p<.001), generativity (β=0.31, p<.001), stress (β=-0.26, p<.001) and problem-solving (β=0.16, p<.001) were shown as the influencing variables on subjective well-being with 72.5% of explanatory power for these four variables. Conclusion: This study investigated the factors to affect the subjective well-being of the middle-aged using multiple variables, which will be used as the basic data when the nursing intervention programs are developed.
doi:10.37506/ijphrd.v11i4.7494 fatcat:wcpqtizmyfao3k2noqnpatldke