Social Network Types and Subjective Well-being in Chinese Older Adults
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要The study examined social network types in a sample of 1,0115 older Chinese adults in Hong Kong and the networks' relations to subjective well-being. Given the nature of kinship in Chinese society, we broke down social support provision by closeness of blood ties (immediate kin, distant kin, and non-kin). Using K-means cluster analysis, we identified 5 network types: diverse, friend focused, restricted, family focused, and distant family. The latter was characterized by few immediate kin but mostly distant kin. Diverse and family-focused networks were most beneficial to well-being, whereas restricted networks were least. Distant family networks were associated with only marginally lower well-being than family-focused networks and were comparable to friend-focused networks. Results suggested the importance of the extended family in support provision for Chinese older adults, especially in the absence of immediate kin and friends. Implications of the present findings for other cultural groups are discussed.
著者Cheng ST, Lee CKL, Chan ACM, Leung EMF, Lee JJ
期刊名稱Journals of Gerontology, Series B
出版年份2009
月份11
日期1
卷號64
期次6
出版社OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC
頁次713 - 722
國際標準期刊號1079-5014
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Elderly; Hong Kong Chinese; Kinship; Social network; Subjective well-being
Web of Science 學科類別Geriatrics & Gerontology; GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY; Gerontology; GERONTOLOGY; Psychology; PSYCHOLOGY; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

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