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A study on the relationship between sense of meaning of life, understanding of social support and employment intention in the elderly

Shuhan Guo, Yuqin Li, Yan Li


The purpose of this study was to understand the status quo of elderly people’s sense of meaning of life, understanding of
social support and employment intention, and to explore the relationship among the three. The sense of meaning of life of the elderly is
above the average level, the sense of social support is medium, the overall employment intention is low, and the total score of sense of
meaning of life is signifi cantly positively correlated with the total score of sense of social support and its dimensions. There was a signifi cant
positive correlation between the total score of sense of life meaning and employment intention. The overall employment intention of the
elderly is low, and there are signifi cant diff erences in diff erent demographic variables. Understanding social support can positively predict
the sense of life meaning; Improving the sense of meaning of life and understanding social support of the elderly have a positive eff ect on
promoting employment.


Sense of life meaning; Employment intention; Understanding social support; seniors

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v8i5.12941