Poster Presentation 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

An Exploratory Study about Adaptive Effects of Matured Aging (#620)

Jiyeon Choi 1 , Youngsook Chong 1 , Seolae Jo 1
  1. BK21 Cultivation Group of Psychological Designers for the Well-aging and Happiness in Preparation for the Upcoming Aging Society, Dept. of Psychology, Pusan National University, Busan

Background: The purpose of this study was to explore about adaptive effects of matured aging in Korea as alternative concept of successful aging in Western countries. Matured aging was the concept, based by Confucian ideas about ideal human being, to explain a well-aging in Korea. The definition of this concept included 3 elements, developing oneself in physically and mentally, having positive relationships with family members-spouse and children-, and realizing social responsibility with generativity.

Methods: 171 middle aged working adults participated in the survey about matured aging, meaning in life and subjective well-being.

Results: The correlation analysis and stepwise regression analysis were examined. The results were followed. Frist, matured aging was correlated with meaning in life and subjective well-being. Second, matured aging had effects on meaning in life and subjective well-being positively.

Conclusion: The finding showed matured aging was the appropriate concept of well-being in Korea. Also it had adaptive effects to increase meaning in life and happiness of Korean.