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Article: Social capital among older chinese adults: An exploratory study of quality of life and social capital in a chinese urban community

TitleSocial capital among older chinese adults: An exploratory study of quality of life and social capital in a chinese urban community
Authors
KeywordsChina
Older adults
Social capital
Issue Date2009
PublisherCommon Ground. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.socialsciences-journal.com
Citation
International Journal Of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2009, v. 4 n. 9, p. 107-123 How to Cite?
AbstractOlder adults now constitute a fast-growing cohort of the Chinese population. They are also active participants in civic activities, even within the limited scope available to citizens. Social capital and its key elements, despite having a different connotation from the Western concept, still have strong implications for the quality of life (QoL) of older Chinese adults. The current study tries to explore how both individual and perceived community social capital affect the QoL of elders living in urban communities in China. This paper presents the findings of this study, and goes on to identify differences between groups of older adults whose age and health status differs in terms of the impact of social engagement. The study adopted a quantitative approach to explore social participation among elders in a typical urban community in Shanghai, focusing on the social participation processes that help to build up or maintain their social capital. The survey used a proportional sampling approach and gathered data using questionnaire-based, in-person interviews. More than 400 residents in the selected communities were interviewed. © Common Ground, Honglin Chen, Wong Yu-Cheung, Kinsun Chan, All Rights Reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125366
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.104
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dc.contributor.authorWong, YCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Ken_HK
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dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2009, v. 4 n. 9, p. 107-123en_HK
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dc.description.abstractOlder adults now constitute a fast-growing cohort of the Chinese population. They are also active participants in civic activities, even within the limited scope available to citizens. Social capital and its key elements, despite having a different connotation from the Western concept, still have strong implications for the quality of life (QoL) of older Chinese adults. The current study tries to explore how both individual and perceived community social capital affect the QoL of elders living in urban communities in China. This paper presents the findings of this study, and goes on to identify differences between groups of older adults whose age and health status differs in terms of the impact of social engagement. The study adopted a quantitative approach to explore social participation among elders in a typical urban community in Shanghai, focusing on the social participation processes that help to build up or maintain their social capital. The survey used a proportional sampling approach and gathered data using questionnaire-based, in-person interviews. More than 400 residents in the selected communities were interviewed. © Common Ground, Honglin Chen, Wong Yu-Cheung, Kinsun Chan, All Rights Reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherCommon Ground. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.socialsciences-journal.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciencesen_HK
dc.rightsThe International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Copyright © Common Ground.-
dc.rightsNOTICE: Readers must contact Common Ground for permission to reproduce.-
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_HK
dc.subjectSocial capitalen_HK
dc.titleSocial capital among older chinese adults: An exploratory study of quality of life and social capital in a chinese urban communityen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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