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Conference Paper: Social activity and psychological wellbeing of the widowed elderly in China: gender differences

TitleSocial activity and psychological wellbeing of the widowed elderly in China: gender differences
Authors
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
Issue Date2013
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
Citation
The 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In The Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 n. S1, p. 396 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: This study investigated the gender differences in the relationship between social activity engagement and psychological wellbeing of widowed elders in urban China. METHODS: Data for this study came from the 2011 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. The sample included 666 widowed elders. Multivariate regression analyses were used. FINDINGS: Widowed elderly had a higher depression score than their married counterparts. There was no significant gender difference in participation of four social activities (interacting with friends, playing Mahjong/chess/cards, going to club, and involving in community organization). However, multivariate analysis showed that for widowers, engagement in social activity was not significantly related to depression, while for widows, playing Mahjong/chess/cards and involving in club were negatively related to depression. The study implies that the coping in widowhood might differ in gender. Social service should pay more attention to the widowed elders and their gender differences.
DescriptionTheme: Optimal Aging Through Research
Session 1320 (Symposium)
This journal suppl. entitled: 2013 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201785
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.168
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorLou, Ven_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:40:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:40:24Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2013), New Orleans, LA., 20-24 November 2013. In The Gerontologist, 2013, v. 53 n. S1, p. 396en_US
dc.identifier.issn0016-9013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201785-
dc.descriptionTheme: Optimal Aging Through Research-
dc.descriptionSession 1320 (Symposium)-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: 2013 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: This study investigated the gender differences in the relationship between social activity engagement and psychological wellbeing of widowed elders in urban China. METHODS: Data for this study came from the 2011 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. The sample included 666 widowed elders. Multivariate regression analyses were used. FINDINGS: Widowed elderly had a higher depression score than their married counterparts. There was no significant gender difference in participation of four social activities (interacting with friends, playing Mahjong/chess/cards, going to club, and involving in community organization). However, multivariate analysis showed that for widowers, engagement in social activity was not significantly related to depression, while for widows, playing Mahjong/chess/cards and involving in club were negatively related to depression. The study implies that the coping in widowhood might differ in gender. Social service should pay more attention to the widowed elders and their gender differences.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologisten_US
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics-
dc.titleSocial activity and psychological wellbeing of the widowed elderly in China: gender differencesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLou, V: wlou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLou, V=rp00607en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/gnt151-
dc.identifier.hkuros234585en_US
dc.identifier.volume53-
dc.identifier.issueS1-
dc.identifier.spage396-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US

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