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Korean J Health Promot. 2018 Jun;18(2):90-97. Korean. Original Article.
Kim Y , Lee J , Lee YJ .
Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
College of Nursing Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu, Korea.


As aging is a process that everyone must experience, life expectancy is getting longer and living standards are getting better. But aging can be successful or unsuccessful. Middle-aged adults experience an existential crisis of physical burdens and middle-aged crises, thereby changing the quality of life in old age. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting successful aging in middle-aged adults.


This is a cross sectional descriptive study design was used to examine the association among middle-age crisis, perceived health status, self-esteem, social support and successful aging in late middle-aged adults.


Perceived health status and social support had a statistically significant effect on successful aging, and middle-aged crisis and self-esteem were not significant. The factors' determination value was 63.6%.


The perceived health status and social support of middle-aged adults may help the successful aging of middle-aged adults. Therefore, it is necessary to develop education for health promoting activities and social support programs with various materials.

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