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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.10 No.10 pp.15-31

A Study on the Influential Factors of Work Type and Job Satisfaction of Physically Challenged Laborers on Life Satisfaction

Jae-Chen KIM*, Jong-Jin KIM**
* First Author, Ph.D. researcher, Department of Social Welfare, Hansei University, Korea. Tel: +82-31-559-9114. Email:

© Copyright: Korean Distribution Science Association (KODISA)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
** Corresponding Author, Visiting Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Jungwon University, Korea. Tel: +82-43-830-8422. Email:
September 11, 2019. September 09, 2019. October 05, 2019.


Purpose - This study is intended to explore influential factors on the life satisfaction of physically challenged laborers preparing for support plans for their future. This is to enjoy a better life and have social opportunities and to review institutional support or plans for implementation to be applied for physically challenged people.
Research design, data, and methodology - 4,161 disabled people participated in the Panel Survey of Employment of the Disabled. Among 2,124 physically challenged people, 957 wage workers (45%) were primarily extracted in this study, and a total of 581 (27%) with sufficient responses on the questionnaires were finally selected.
Results - First, physical preparation for later life had a positive influence on retired life satisfaction among retirement satisfaction. People showed higher retired life satisfaction. Secondly, physical preparation for later life had a positive influence on satisfaction over relationship after retirement among retirement satisfaction.
Conclusions - In this study, , it was found that job satisfaction was the variable with the highest influential power on life satisfaction. Therefore, it seems to be necessary to proceed a research as to which factors influence life satisfaction in the medium of job satisfaction and also about plans to improve job satisfaction on experts or the disabled.

JEL Classifications: J14, J28, J81.






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