Effects of a Wonderful Life Program on the Wellbeing Behaviors, Life Satisfaction and Subjective Quality of Life of Community Elderly People in KOREA : Wonderful Life Program Includes SAFETY
The purpose of this study was to examine the wellbeing behaviors, life satisfaction and subjective quality of life of community elderly people and to verify the effectiveness and usefulness of a wonderful life program provided for successful life in old age. This study made an attempt to examine the wellbeing behaviors, life satisfaction and subjective quality of life of community elderly people and to verify the effectiveness and usefulness of the wonderful life program so that community elderly people could lead a successful life in old age. This study is a quasi-experimental research that adopted nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design to determine the effects of the wonderful life program on wellbeing behaviors, life satisfaction and the subjective quality of life after offering it to the selected community elderly people. We selected 30 people who were given permission from elderly people over 65 years of age at the social welfare center in W city. In the homogeneity test, there was no statistically significant difference in well-being behavior, life satisfaction, and subjective quality of life, indicating that the experimental group and the control group before the experiment were the same level. The findings of the study were as follows: The program was found to have effects on the wellbeing behaviors(z=-3.408, p=.001), life satisfaction(z=-3.225, p=.001) and subjective quality of life(z=-3.419, p=.001) of the experimental group. In contrast, there were no changes in the wellbeing behaviors(z=-.253, p=.800), life satisfaction(z=-1.418, p=.156) and subjective quality of life(z=-.000, p=1.000) of the control group. Therefore intensive efforts should be directed into the development and supply of various educational programs that could encourage elderly people to keep boosting their wellbeing behaviors, life satisfaction and subjective quality of life. In the future, this program will be indispensable to senior citizens who are increasingly larger in number due to the advancement of the times and the growing elderly population, and the program is expected to make a great contribution to fast- developing aging society.
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