Factors affecting the differential of changes in subjective social status


Background: Although previous studies have been conducted on subjective social status, most studies have focused on the relationship between class identification and health status, medical expenses, or income. Previous studies that analyze subjective social status change are at best limited. In addition, factors influencing changes in the perception of subjective social status have not been reported as yet. Objectives: The objective of this study was to analyze factors that affect factors that affect changes in the perception of subjective social status that individuals feel. Multinomial logistic regression analysis was performed to analyze the influential factors in subjective social status. Results: The analysis of relevance to changes involving subjective social classification showed a statistical significance with age, educational level, marital status, health care type, economic activities, subjective health status, disorder, chronic disease, frequency of binge drinking, and smoking. Conclusions: Nations and communities need psychological, social and cultural support to help people have a positive subjective social class perception, and people need to take a health approach to social class awareness and subjective health promotion. and continuous multidisciplinary research is needed to establish health policies and to produce positive results. [Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2020;34(Special issue-3):60-66] Key words: Subjective social status, Social status, Status identification, subjective identification, Korean Health Panels