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Article: Life satisfaction of older adults in Hong Kong: The role of social support from grandchildren

TitleLife satisfaction of older adults in Hong Kong: The role of social support from grandchildren
Authors
KeywordsAdolescent and/or adult grandchildren
Life satisfaction
Older adults
Social support
Issue Date2010
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 377-391 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study explores the relationship between the life satisfaction of older adults and the social support from grandchildren in Hong Kong. Two hundred and fifteen older people (from the ages of 64 to 101, mean age 79.3), whose youngest grandchild was aged 12 or older, were recruited from elderly service agencies to participate in the study. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by trained interviewers using a standardized questionnaire, which included the Life Satisfaction Scale for Chinese, the Lubben Social Network Scale, the Chinese Tradition Scale, grandchildren social support measures, self-rated health, self-rated financial adequacy, and demographic variables. Hierarchical regression showed that the life satisfaction of older adults benefitted significantly from the social support from grandchildren (R2 change = .05, Fchange = 7.15, p <.001); while controlling demographic characteristics, general social support, attitude towards Chinese tradition, self-rated health, and self-rated financial adequacy. The total explained variance was 51%. Emotional support and appraisal support from grandchildren were identified as significant contributing factors. The policy and practice implications for active aging policies are discussed in a Chinese context. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133448
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.38
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.748
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dc.contributor.authorLou, VWQen_HK
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dc.date.available2011-05-11T08:38:48Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 377-391en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133448-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the relationship between the life satisfaction of older adults and the social support from grandchildren in Hong Kong. Two hundred and fifteen older people (from the ages of 64 to 101, mean age 79.3), whose youngest grandchild was aged 12 or older, were recruited from elderly service agencies to participate in the study. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by trained interviewers using a standardized questionnaire, which included the Life Satisfaction Scale for Chinese, the Lubben Social Network Scale, the Chinese Tradition Scale, grandchildren social support measures, self-rated health, self-rated financial adequacy, and demographic variables. Hierarchical regression showed that the life satisfaction of older adults benefitted significantly from the social support from grandchildren (R2 change = .05, Fchange = 7.15, p <.001); while controlling demographic characteristics, general social support, attitude towards Chinese tradition, self-rated health, and self-rated financial adequacy. The total explained variance was 51%. Emotional support and appraisal support from grandchildren were identified as significant contributing factors. The policy and practice implications for active aging policies are discussed in a Chinese context. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_HK
dc.subjectAdolescent and/or adult grandchildrenen_HK
dc.subjectLife satisfactionen_HK
dc.subjectOlder adultsen_HK
dc.subjectSocial supporten_HK
dc.titleLife satisfaction of older adults in Hong Kong: The role of social support from grandchildrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLou, VWQ: wlou@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-009-9526-6en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume95en_HK
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dc.identifier.epage391en_HK
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