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Article: The effects of sociodemographic characteristics on Chinese elders’ perception of the image of ageing

TitleThe effects of sociodemographic characteristics on Chinese elders’ perception of the image of ageing
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpr/
Citation
International Journal of Population Research, 2011, v. 2011, article no. 642874 How to Cite?
AbstractA positive image of elderly people is found to be contributive to successful ageing. This paper reports a study that aims at revising and validating Image of Ageing Scale in a modern Chinese context and finding out how socio-demographic factors have impacted the latter's perception of the image of ageing. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the five-factor model suggested from exploratory factor analysis which produced good psychometric properties. Based on the two-cluster solution from the two-step cluster analysis on the image of ageing, results of both the Chi-square and the one-way ANOVA tests confirmed that age, residence location, marital status, working status, living arrangement, neighborhood relationships, illness and daily activity were significant predictors of elders' image of ageing. Logistic results further indicated that some predictors were not statistically significant in the multivariate analysis, whilst being urban, lonely, suffering from severe chronic illnesses, and showing little interests in daily activities, were identified as potent factors resulting in a negative image of ageing. Other than suggesting the Revised Chinese Version of the Image of Ageing Scale (IAS-C) could be used in a Chinese society, our findings also led to a number of recommendations to promoting a positive image among the Chinese elderly.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135473
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dc.contributor.authorChow, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorBai, X-
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:35:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:35:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Population Research, 2011, v. 2011, article no. 642874en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-4029-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135473-
dc.description.abstractA positive image of elderly people is found to be contributive to successful ageing. This paper reports a study that aims at revising and validating Image of Ageing Scale in a modern Chinese context and finding out how socio-demographic factors have impacted the latter's perception of the image of ageing. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the five-factor model suggested from exploratory factor analysis which produced good psychometric properties. Based on the two-cluster solution from the two-step cluster analysis on the image of ageing, results of both the Chi-square and the one-way ANOVA tests confirmed that age, residence location, marital status, working status, living arrangement, neighborhood relationships, illness and daily activity were significant predictors of elders' image of ageing. Logistic results further indicated that some predictors were not statistically significant in the multivariate analysis, whilst being urban, lonely, suffering from severe chronic illnesses, and showing little interests in daily activities, were identified as potent factors resulting in a negative image of ageing. Other than suggesting the Revised Chinese Version of the Image of Ageing Scale (IAS-C) could be used in a Chinese society, our findings also led to a number of recommendations to promoting a positive image among the Chinese elderly.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpr/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Population Researchen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe effects of sociodemographic characteristics on Chinese elders’ perception of the image of ageingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChow, N: hrnwcws@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2011/642874-
dc.identifier.hkuros186870en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros204196-
dc.identifier.volume2011, article no. 642874en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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