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Conference Paper: The relationship of adherence to aging traditions and life satisfaction among Chinese elders

TitleThe relationship of adherence to aging traditions and life satisfaction among Chinese elders
Authors
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
Issue Date2008
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
Citation
The 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2008), National Harbor, MD., 21-25 November 2008. In The Gerontologist, 2008, v. 48 special issue 3, p. 673 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: This study explores the relationship between adherence to Chinese traditions and life satisfaction among the older adults in China. METHODS: Face-to-face interview were administered to 1,502 randomly selected older Chinese in three newly-developed towns near Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The questionnaire included the Chinese Tradition Scale and the Life Satisfaction Scale-Chinese. Both scales were validated with good reliabilities. RESULTS: Hierarchical regression analysis showed that adherence to tradition was a significant predictor of life satisfaction (F-change = 14.25, p< .001) after controlling for gender, marital status, living arrangement, self-rated heath, and financial adequacy. CONCLUSION: Life satisfaction is the subjective appraisal of one’s life. This appraisal can be filtered through the lens of cultural values, attitudes, and beliefs. Since adherence to Chinese traditions determines life satisfaction for the Chinese older adults, practitioners should take this into consideration when they work with Chinese elders.
DescriptionSession 421
This special issue contain abstracts of the 61st GSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2008
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/64003
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.168
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorLou, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorMjelde-Mossey, Len_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-13T04:37:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-13T04:37:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2008), National Harbor, MD., 21-25 November 2008. In The Gerontologist, 2008, v. 48 special issue 3, p. 673-
dc.identifier.issn0016-9013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/64003-
dc.descriptionSession 421en_HK
dc.descriptionThis special issue contain abstracts of the 61st GSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2008-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: This study explores the relationship between adherence to Chinese traditions and life satisfaction among the older adults in China. METHODS: Face-to-face interview were administered to 1,502 randomly selected older Chinese in three newly-developed towns near Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The questionnaire included the Chinese Tradition Scale and the Life Satisfaction Scale-Chinese. Both scales were validated with good reliabilities. RESULTS: Hierarchical regression analysis showed that adherence to tradition was a significant predictor of life satisfaction (F-change = 14.25, p< .001) after controlling for gender, marital status, living arrangement, self-rated heath, and financial adequacy. CONCLUSION: Life satisfaction is the subjective appraisal of one’s life. This appraisal can be filtered through the lens of cultural values, attitudes, and beliefs. Since adherence to Chinese traditions determines life satisfaction for the Chinese older adults, practitioners should take this into consideration when they work with Chinese elders.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologist-
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics-
dc.titleThe relationship of adherence to aging traditions and life satisfaction among Chinese eldersen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLou, V: wlou@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChi, I: irischi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMjelde-Mossey, L: lamjelde@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLou, V=rp00607en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/48.Special_Issue_III.1-
dc.identifier.hkuros165838en_HK
dc.identifier.volume48-
dc.identifier.issuespecial issue 3-
dc.identifier.spage673-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
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