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Mediating Effects of Family Stress on the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Midlife Crisis in Middle-Aged Men

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Department of Nursing, Pai Chai University, Daejeon 35345, Korea
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Department of Nursing, Daejeon University, Daejeon 34520, Korea
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Academic Editor: Yadir Torres Hernández
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3761; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073761
Received: 19 January 2021 / Revised: 23 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 28 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Health, Well-Being and Sustainability)
Middle-aged men bridge younger and older generations and are burdened with social roles and responsibilities that increase their risk of poor health. The aim of this study was to investigate whether family stress had a mediating effect on the relationship between self-efficacy and midlife crisis in a sample of 198 middle-aged South Korean men. Mediation analysis was performed according to the Baron and Kenny method and using the Sobel test. This study confirmed that midlife crisis decreased with increased self-efficacy and increased with family stress level. Family stress was also a significant partial mediator of the relationship between self-efficacy and midlife crisis. As family stress influences all members of the family, interventions are required that engage all family members to alleviate stress. Strategies to boost self-efficacy should be utilized, and family support constitutes the best means of coping. View Full-Text
Keywords: family stress; midlife crisis; self-efficacy; middle-aged men family stress; midlife crisis; self-efficacy; middle-aged men
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Kwon, M.; Oh, J. Mediating Effects of Family Stress on the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Midlife Crisis in Middle-Aged Men. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3761. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073761

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Kwon M, Oh J. Mediating Effects of Family Stress on the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Midlife Crisis in Middle-Aged Men. Sustainability. 2021; 13(7):3761. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073761

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Kwon, Mihyoung, and Jihyun Oh. 2021. "Mediating Effects of Family Stress on the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Midlife Crisis in Middle-Aged Men" Sustainability 13, no. 7: 3761. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073761

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