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Article: The relationship between living arrangements and the psychological well-being of older people in Hong Kong

TitleThe relationship between living arrangements and the psychological well-being of older people in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Living arrangements
Older people
Psychological well-being
Issue Date2004
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/AJA
Citation
Australasian Journal on Ageing, 2004, v. 23, p. 167-171 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: This study explored the relationship between three types of living arrangements, namely living alone, living with family, and living in a hostel, and the psychological wellbeing of older people in Hong Kong. The impact of various sociodemographic factors on the choice of living arrangements of older people was also studied. Methods: Ninety healthy Hong Kong Chinese were recruited from four multi-service centres and one hostel. An individual interview was conducted with each participant and the General Health Questionnaire-12 and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale-10 were administered. Results: The results suggested that the psychological wellbeing of older people living in hostels was better than that of older people living alone, but that the psychological well-being of older people living with their family was not different from that of older people living alone. Conclusion: That the psychological well-being of older people in different living arrangements is different may be explained by the differences in time for leisure, access to social services, as well as changes in their attitude towards co-residence with children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89425
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.667
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.390
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dc.contributor.authorNg, K.Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, TMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:56:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:56:52Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Journal on Ageing, 2004, v. 23, p. 167-171en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1440-6381en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89425-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study explored the relationship between three types of living arrangements, namely living alone, living with family, and living in a hostel, and the psychological wellbeing of older people in Hong Kong. The impact of various sociodemographic factors on the choice of living arrangements of older people was also studied. Methods: Ninety healthy Hong Kong Chinese were recruited from four multi-service centres and one hostel. An individual interview was conducted with each participant and the General Health Questionnaire-12 and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale-10 were administered. Results: The results suggested that the psychological wellbeing of older people living in hostels was better than that of older people living alone, but that the psychological well-being of older people living with their family was not different from that of older people living alone. Conclusion: That the psychological well-being of older people in different living arrangements is different may be explained by the differences in time for leisure, access to social services, as well as changes in their attitude towards co-residence with children.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/AJAen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAustralasian Journal on Ageingen_HK
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectLiving arrangements-
dc.subjectOlder people-
dc.subjectPsychological well-being-
dc.titleThe relationship between living arrangements and the psychological well-being of older people in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1440-6381&volume=23&spage=167&epage=171&date=2004&atitle=The+relationship+between+living+arrangements+and+the+psychological+well-being+of+older+people+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, TMC: tmclee@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLee, TMC=rp00564en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1741-6612.2004.00044.x-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-33750082576-
dc.identifier.hkuros102194en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000208438500002-

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