초록 close

Purpose: This study was examined to identify the correlation health-promoting behavior, self-esteem, and life satisfaction of the elderly. Method: The subjects consisted of 115 elderly. The data collected from Oct to Dec 2011 were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficients. Result: The mean scores of health-promoting behavior (2.33±.34), self-esteem (2.87±.58), and life satisfaction (2.98±.44) of elderly were the average. Health-promoting behavior was significantly different according to age, educational level, religion, spouse, living arrangement, economic status, and join groups. Self-esteem was significantly different according to religion, economic status, and join groups. Life satisfaction was significantly different according to age, economic status, and join groups. Significant correlations were found between health-promoting behavior, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Conclusion: These findings indicate that health-promoting behavior, self-esteem, and life satisfaction may be necessities to pursue successful aging of elderly. In addition, above mentioned results will be reflected in improving the quality of life programs.