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Conference Paper: Social Support And Well-Being of Older Adults in Eastern Asia: a Systematic Review

TitleSocial Support And Well-Being of Older Adults in Eastern Asia: a Systematic Review
Authors
Keywordssocial support
well-being
Eastern Asia
Issue Date2013
PublisherEditions SERDI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/journal/12603
Citation
The 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG 2013) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, 23-27 June 2013. In Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2013, v. 17 suppl. 1, p. S326-S327, abstract no. OP24 405-S-3 How to Cite?
AbstractIntroduction : This study aimed to critically review empirical studies on social support and well-being among older adults in five Eastern Asian countries/communities - The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and South Korea. Focuses were put on the conceptualization and constructs of social support and its relationships with physical and psychological well-being. The roles played by gender and the Asian cultural context were also examined. Method : Key words such as social support and well-being were used to search the articles in four electronic databases, supplemented by Internet searches. After further screening by six inclusion criteria, 46 studies were analyzed. Results : We found that a large proportion of the studies were atheoretical. Findings revealed that: 1) operational definitions of social support varied, mainly because many studies used secondary data; 2) the findings on the role of the three dimensions of social support on well-being of older adults in Eastern Asia were inconclusive; 3) the role of gender was not consistent; 4) cultural specific conceptualization of social support was identified in some of the studies, which showed promise in reflecting the intergenerational family context in Asia. Conclusion : In East Asia context, theories on social support and well-being did not play significant roles in guiding the operationalization of measurements. The themes identified should be considered by future researchers to advance cultural-specific knowledge building in Asian and cross-cultural literature on social support and physical and psychological well-being of older adults.
DescriptionConference theme: Digital Ageing: A New Horizon for Health Care and Active Ageing
Oral Communications Session: Social Network and Social Support I
The abstract can be viewed at: http://www.iagg.info/sub06_02_Abstract.php
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201782
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.199
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.919

 

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dc.contributor.authorLou, VWen_US
dc.contributor.authorLu, Nen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:40:23Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:40:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG 2013) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, 23-27 June 2013. In Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2013, v. 17 suppl. 1, p. S326-S327, abstract no. OP24 405-S-3en_US
dc.identifier.issn1279-7707-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201782-
dc.descriptionConference theme: Digital Ageing: A New Horizon for Health Care and Active Ageing-
dc.descriptionOral Communications Session: Social Network and Social Support I-
dc.descriptionThe abstract can be viewed at: http://www.iagg.info/sub06_02_Abstract.php-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction : This study aimed to critically review empirical studies on social support and well-being among older adults in five Eastern Asian countries/communities - The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and South Korea. Focuses were put on the conceptualization and constructs of social support and its relationships with physical and psychological well-being. The roles played by gender and the Asian cultural context were also examined. Method : Key words such as social support and well-being were used to search the articles in four electronic databases, supplemented by Internet searches. After further screening by six inclusion criteria, 46 studies were analyzed. Results : We found that a large proportion of the studies were atheoretical. Findings revealed that: 1) operational definitions of social support varied, mainly because many studies used secondary data; 2) the findings on the role of the three dimensions of social support on well-being of older adults in Eastern Asia were inconclusive; 3) the role of gender was not consistent; 4) cultural specific conceptualization of social support was identified in some of the studies, which showed promise in reflecting the intergenerational family context in Asia. Conclusion : In East Asia context, theories on social support and well-being did not play significant roles in guiding the operationalization of measurements. The themes identified should be considered by future researchers to advance cultural-specific knowledge building in Asian and cross-cultural literature on social support and physical and psychological well-being of older adults.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEditions SERDI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/journal/12603-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Nutrition, Health and Agingen_US
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectsocial support-
dc.subjectwell-being-
dc.subjectEastern Asia-
dc.titleSocial Support And Well-Being of Older Adults in Eastern Asia: a Systematic Reviewen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLou, VW: wlou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLou, VW=rp00607en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros234580en_US
dc.identifier.volume17-
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dc.identifier.spageS326, abstract no. OP24 405-S-3-
dc.identifier.epageS327, abstract no. OP24 405-S-3-
dc.publisher.placeFranceen_US

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