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Park and Hyun: The Effect of Self-esteem, Stress and Social Support on Fishermen's Quality of Life



This study was done to examine the relation of self-esteem, stress, social support, and quality of life on fishermen's and to identify factor influencing quality of life.


Data were collected from 120 the fishermen's who trained at the sailors educational institution located in Busan, Korea. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression.


The quality of life shows a positive correlation with self-esteem and social support, and a negative correlation with stress. The results of multiple regression analysis show that significant variables influencing the quality of life are stress, self-esteem, social support, and job satisfaction. And these variables explained 62.7% of the varience in quality of life.


The study results suggest that stress is the main factor influencing fishermen's quality of life and therefore a variety of interventions designed to lower stress levels are needed. In addition, comprehensive programs that can increase the levels of fishermen's self-esteem, social support, and job satisfaction need to be implemented.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

Characteristics of Subjects (N=120)

Table 2

Degree of Self-esteem, Stress, Social Support and Quality of Life of the Subjects (N=120)

Table 3

Difference of Quality of Life according to General Characteristics (N=120)


a,b: Scheffé-test.

Table 4

Correlation between Self-esteem, Stress, Social Support and Quality of Life (N=120)

Table 5

Factor influencing Quality of Life (N=120)


*Dummy variables.


This manuscript is based on a part of the first author's master's thesis from Jeju National University.


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