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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2015;24(1):50-60.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2015.24.1.50    Published online March 31, 2015.
The Influence of Self-esteem, Trait anger, Depression, Family Function, and Interpersonal Relations on Existential Spiritual Well-being in Patients with Alcohol Dependence.
Hyun Ok Jung, Young Sun Chae, Hee Sook Kim
1The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. hskim8879@knu.ac.kr
2College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
The aim of this study is to identify the factors influencing the existential spiritual well-being in the patients with alcohol dependence. METHODS: The research design was a descriptive survey research with self-report questionnaire about existential spiritual well-being, self-esteem, trait anger, depression, family function, and interpersonal relations scale. Participants in the study were 240 patients with dependence who were collected randomly from 10 mental hospitals and 5 alcoholic centers and 1 alcoholics anonymous in Busan, Deagu city and Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gyeongsangnam-do region. RESULTS: The forecasting regression model of existential spiritual well-bing appeared to be significant, the order of influencing factor was self-esteem (beta=.36, p<.001), depression (beta=-.38, p<.001), interpersonal relations (beta=.18, p=.001), and not being employed for last one year (beta=-.11, p=.007). CONCLUSION: The development of program which vitalizes the vocational rehabilitation and intervention is needed to increase the existential spiritual well-being of the patients with alcohol dependence by increasing the self-esteem and interpersonal relations and decreasing depression which are the major influencing factors.
Key Words: Alcohol dependence; Spirituality; Self-esteem; Depression; Interpersonal relations


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