An exploratory study on the quality of life of older Chinese people living alone in Hong Kong
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要This study successfully interviewed 109 randomly selected Chinese people aged 60 and over living alone in two public housing estates in an urban area of Hong Kong. The results show that mental health status, number of days staying in hospital, life satisfaction, age, and self-esteem are significant factors in predicting the life quality of older Chinese respondents living alone. The explanatory power of this model is 56.4%. The results of this study are consistent with previous findings reported in the west and in Hong Kong. A subgroup analysis of those older Chinese respondents living alone who have offspring also living in Hong Kong shows that belief in childrens' support in old age, good walking ability, and better self-reported health status via life satisfaction as the mediating variable, better self-reported health, status and satisfactory self-reported financial status via self-esteem as the mediating variable, are crucial predictors of quality of life. This model explains 64.2% of the variance in quality of life from a subset of the predictor variables.
著者Lee JJ
期刊名稱Social Indicators Research
出版年份2005
月份3
日期1
卷號71
期次1-3
出版社SPRINGER
頁次335 - 361
國際標準期刊號0303-8300
電子國際標準期刊號1573-0921
語言英式英語
關鍵詞family support; health; living alone; older people; quality of life
Web of Science 學科類別Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY; Sociology; SOCIOLOGY

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