The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics of interaction between the social support network and the korean eldery and to provide information on the structure and function of the social network which influences the life satisfaction in the aged. The sample of this study was selected from the elderly living in korean urban and rural areas. 213 out of urban respondent and 350 out of rural respondent were selected as data sources. The methodological instrument was the questionnaire. The major findings of this study can be summarized as follows : 1. most of the elderly had the relationship with all kinds of social support network-family, kin, neighbors and friends. 2. the elderly having contact with all kinds of the social support network showed the highest life satisfaction. 3. the size, the frequency and the distance weren't important factors in influencing the family, the kin and the neighbors support network in the urban elderly. In the rural elderly the size was an important factor in all the support network. Also the frequency had effect upon all networks except the neighbors and the distance had significant effect upon the family support network. 4. In the urban elderly the friends support network had the positive correlation with life satisfaction. the rural elderly having contact with all kinds of the social support network showed high life satisfaction.
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