Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-9
Young-Mee Kim1 , Yoon-Hee Jin2 * and Soo-Jin Seo3
Background/Objectives: This study was conducted to review the relation among the elderly participation in life dance, their health perception and lifestyle. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study carried out a survey with 210 the elderly aged 60 or older. The survey as the research tool consists of total 32 questions. A self-assessment was used and for those who had difficulty understanding the questions, 1 researcher and 2 research assistants helped the subjects. The verification between each variable was done through a one-way ANOVA, after which a multiple regression analysis was conducted. Findings: In terms of health perception in accordance with individual characteristics, there was a difference in physical confidence across gender, education. The more they perceived themselves to be rich, the higher the physical confidence and improvement in stamina. The more they perceived their health status to be very good, their physical confidence, improvement in stamina and mental confidence were higher. Second, the more they perceived their health status to be overall good, the sub-categories of the lifestyle which are the socially active and the traditionalists ranked higher. Third, the health awareness of the life dance experience was significantly improved on physical fitness and stamina. Forth, the socially active lifestyle was significant in terms of dance period, while the traditionalist was significant for dance type and duration. Fifth, health perception appeared to have a significant effect on all lifestyle types. Application/Improvements: The participation by the elderly in life dance has a positive effect on health perception and lifestyle. Health perception was applied differently according to the lifestyle type
Keywords: Dance Participation, Elderly, Health Recognition, Liberal Dance, Life Style
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