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Soon Tae An 4 Articles
The Relationships between Rural Elderly’s Suicide Literacy, Suicide Stigma and Coping Advice for Suicide Prevention: The Moderated Mediation Effect of Social Expectations for Experiencing Negative Emotions
Soon Tae An, Han Nah Lee, Jeong Hee Cho
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(2):164-174.   Published online June 30, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.2.164
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Purpose
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the rural elderly suicide literacy level upon suicide stigma and coping advice with suicidal crises (recommending professional help for a suicidal person). In particular, this study investigates the role of cultural norms (perceived social expectations for the experience of negative emotions) on suicide stigma and coping ability. Methods A survey was conducted addressing elderly people (N=119) living in rural areas. Regression analysis using SPSS PROCESS macro was used to examine the relationships among the key variables. Results Participants with higher suicide literacy showed lower suicide stigma, and this perception had a significant effect on enhancing their coping advice with suicidal crises. Also, perceived social expectations significantly influenced the relationship between suicide stigma and coping advice. With lower levels of social expectations, the mediating effect of suicide stigma on the relationship between suicide literacy and recommending professional help did not exist whereas the indirect effect was significant when it pertained to high levels of social expectations. Conclusion This result signifies that suicide stigma serves as a barrier deterring Koreans from reaching out for professional help regarding their mental health. Moreover, these findings underscore the importance of cultural psychological factors such as perceived social expectations in terms of developing suicide prevention strategies.
The Effects of Digital Literacy and Health Empowerment on Elders' Communication with Doctors: Focusing on Moderating Effect of Health Beliefs
Soon Tae An, Yu Jin Lim, Soon Dool Chung
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(1):53-62.   Published online March 31, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.1.53
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Purpose
This study explored the effects of the elderly group's digital literacy and health empowerment on communication with doctors, considering moderating effect of health beliefs about chronic diseases.
Methods
A one-on-one interview survey was conducted with 500 older adults in South Korea. The main variables were digital literacy, health empowerment, communication with doctors, and health belief of chronic diseases.
Results
The interaction effect between health empowerment and susceptibility, and health empowerment and perceived barrier were significant.
Conclusion
Communication with doctors greatly increased when the elders had high levels of health empowerment and low levels of susceptibility. Also, communication with doctors greatly increased when the elders had high levels of health empowerment and low levels of perceived barriers.

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  • Digital literacy among Korean older adults: A scoping review of quantitative studies
    Hun Kang, Jiwon Baek, Sang Hui Chu, JiYeon Choi
    DIGITAL HEALTH.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
An Exploratory Study on How and Why Young and Middle-aged Adults Disclose Depressive Feelings to Others: Focusing on the Influence of Perception of Social Norms
Soon Tae An, Han Na Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2021;32(1):12-23.   Published online March 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2021.32.1.12
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Purpose
This study explored how and why young and middle-aged adults disclose depressive feelings to others. In particular, we investigated the role of social norms to see whether using mobile instant messaging (MIM) could lower the perceived barriers of emotional disclosure. Furthermore, the motivations of emotional disclosure via MIM were compared between young and middle-aged adults.
Methods
A total of 255 Koreans (128 middle-aged people, 127 young adults) participated in an online survey. Pearson’s correlation coefficients, paired t-tests, SPSS PROCESS macro, and exploratory factor analysis were used to examine the relationships among the key variables.
Results
The perceived social norms were found to be a significant deterrent in disclosing depressive feelings to others. However, there was a significant interaction effect between generations and perceived social norms. Although young adults with low social norm awareness were more likely to disclose depressive feelings via MIM, emotional disclosure among middle-aged adults increased with higher levels of perceived social norms. Also, different motivations were observed.
Conclusion
The results confirmed the significant effect of social norms as well as generational differences when using MIM as a channel of emotional disclosure.

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  • The necessity of emotion management for the general public: a comparison of diagnostic changes in two anger-related psychiatric disorders
    Hyun Yoorim, You Myoungsoon
    Archives of Psychiatry and Mental Health.2022; 6(1): 048.     CrossRef
Mediating Effects of Emotional Venting via Instant Messaging (IM) and Positive Emotion in the Relationship between Negative Emotion and Depression
Han Na Lee, Soon Tae An
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2019;30(4):571-580.   Published online December 31, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2019.30.4.571
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to examine the mediating effects of emotional venting via instant messaging (IM) and positive emotion in the relationship between negative emotion and depression.
METHODS
Online survey was conducted in Korea between 2 April and 7 April 2019. To obtain samples with representativeness, data were gathered by the professional research firm. A total of 250 Koreans were participated in this study. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and SPSS PROCESS macro to test the mediating effects.
RESULTS
This study analyzed the direct/indirect effects of negative emotion on emotional venting via IM, in the relationship between positive emotion and depression. Negative emotion had indirect effects on depression through emotional venting via IM and positive emotion. Both emotional venting via IM and positive emotion had dual mediating effects in the influence of negative emotion on depression.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that it is important to manage negative emotion to prevent depression. Also, this study confirmed that emotional venting via IM is a powerful factor influencing emotional recovery.

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  • An Exploratory Study on How and Why Young and Middle-aged Adults Disclose Depressive Feelings to Others: Focusing on the Influence of Perception of Social Norms
    Soontae An, Hannah Lee
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2021; 32(1): 12.     CrossRef
  • A Longitudinal Change Patterns of Depression and Its Relationship with Socioeconomic Deprivation among Middle-Aged Adults in South Korea
    Soo-Bi Lee, Min-Ji Yu, Myeong-Sook Yoon
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(24): 12957.     CrossRef
  • Perceived Benefits of and Barriers to Disclosure of Depressive Feelings: An Exploratory Study Using Semantic Network Analysis
    Hannah Lee, Soontae An
    Korean Journal of Adult Nursing.2020; 32(6): 571.     CrossRef

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