The influence of daily stress and resilience on successful ageing

J. Byun, D. Jung

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AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of daily stress and resilience on successful ageing among community-dwelling older adults.

BACKGROUND: Ageing can be a positive experience if there is good adaptation to ageing processes. Positive ageing needs to be a basis of nursing care, health promotion and education within community settings.

METHODS: Data were collected in March and April of 2014 from 262 older adults living in Seoul and Jeju, South Korea. We used a four-part survey consisting of demographic data, daily stress, resilience and successful ageing scales, in total 91 items. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Tukey HSD test, Pearson's correlation coefficient and hierarchical multiple regression analysis to identify the influence of variables on successful ageing.

FINDINGS: Successful ageing had a significant negative correlation with daily stress and a positive correlation with resilience. Daily stress had a negative correlation with resilience. Findings of hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated that resilience and subjective economic status had an effect on successful ageing. Furthermore, these variables accounted for 41.6% of the variance in successful ageing.

LIMITATIONS: Data were collected in only two cities of Korea based on convenience sampling.

CONCLUSION: The findings of the study suggest that daily stress and resilience have a statistically significant relationship with successful ageing. Furthermore, resilience is an important influential factor and a much-needed personal characteristic for one's successful ageing.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH POLICIES: Nurses can advocate joining with health and social policy makers to implement policies on healthy ageing, including evaluation of stress, education programmes and implementation of self-help groups to enhance resilience in older people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-489
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Nursing Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

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© 2016 International Council of Nurses.


  • Community
  • Daily Stress
  • Health Promotion
  • Older Adults
  • Resilience
  • Successful Ageing


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