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Article: Life Satisfaction of Rural Migrant Workers in Urban China: The Roles of Community Service Participation and Identity Integration

TitleLife Satisfaction of Rural Migrant Workers in Urban China: The Roles of Community Service Participation and Identity Integration
Authors
KeywordsCommunity Service
Identity Integration
Life Satisfaction
Migrant Workers
Moderated Mediation
Issue Date2020
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wssr20
Citation
Journal of Social Service Research, 2020, v. 46 n. 2, p. 273-282 How to Cite?
AbstractChina is home to approximately 245 million rural-to-urban migrant workers. The influx of migrants into urban areas has posed various challenges for local social service systems. Recently, increasing number of community services have been developed to meet the growing service demands from the migrant population. However, whether increase in community service use results in improved wellbeing among migrant workers remains critically unexplored. As such, this study examines the role of community service use in migrant workers’ life satisfaction and the potential mediating effect of identity integration in Shenzhen, China. Bootstrapped models were adopted to examine relationship among variables. Drawing from a sample of 1,087 rural-to-urban migrant workers, we found that community service use is positively correlated with both identity integration and migrant workers’ life satisfaction. Moreover, identity integration served as a partial mediator between community service use and life satisfaction. The mediating effect of identity integration was found to increase with age. This study highlights that diverse services should be implemented to address divergent needs of migrants in different age groups. Community service can also serve as a vehicle to foster integration among migrant workers in host communities, especially for older age groups. Future studies may further investigate the relationships between community social capital, community social support, quality of community-based organization and frequency of service use so as to optimize the life satisfaction of migrant workers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/267444
ISSN
2020 Impact Factor: 1.033
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.335
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dc.contributor.authorJi, XW-
dc.contributor.authorChui, CH-
dc.contributor.authorNi, SG-
dc.contributor.authorDong, RUI-
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T09:02:10Z-
dc.date.available2019-02-18T09:02:10Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Social Service Research, 2020, v. 46 n. 2, p. 273-282-
dc.identifier.issn0148-8376-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/267444-
dc.description.abstractChina is home to approximately 245 million rural-to-urban migrant workers. The influx of migrants into urban areas has posed various challenges for local social service systems. Recently, increasing number of community services have been developed to meet the growing service demands from the migrant population. However, whether increase in community service use results in improved wellbeing among migrant workers remains critically unexplored. As such, this study examines the role of community service use in migrant workers’ life satisfaction and the potential mediating effect of identity integration in Shenzhen, China. Bootstrapped models were adopted to examine relationship among variables. Drawing from a sample of 1,087 rural-to-urban migrant workers, we found that community service use is positively correlated with both identity integration and migrant workers’ life satisfaction. Moreover, identity integration served as a partial mediator between community service use and life satisfaction. The mediating effect of identity integration was found to increase with age. This study highlights that diverse services should be implemented to address divergent needs of migrants in different age groups. Community service can also serve as a vehicle to foster integration among migrant workers in host communities, especially for older age groups. Future studies may further investigate the relationships between community social capital, community social support, quality of community-based organization and frequency of service use so as to optimize the life satisfaction of migrant workers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/wssr20-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Social Service Research-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI].-
dc.subjectCommunity Service-
dc.subjectIdentity Integration-
dc.subjectLife Satisfaction-
dc.subjectMigrant Workers-
dc.subjectModerated Mediation-
dc.titleLife Satisfaction of Rural Migrant Workers in Urban China: The Roles of Community Service Participation and Identity Integration-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChui, CH: chkchui@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChui, CH=rp02254-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01488376.2018.1555110-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85061064123-
dc.identifier.hkuros296930-
dc.identifier.volume46-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage273-
dc.identifier.epage282-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000513307100012-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
dc.identifier.issnl0148-8376-

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