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Social Participation and Subjective Well-Being Among Retirees in China
Zhang, Zhen1; Zhang, Jianxin2
2015-08-01
Source PublicationSOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH
ISSN0303-8300
SubtypeArticle
Volume123Issue:1Pages:143-160
AbstractThe current study examined the predictive roles of social participation for subjective well-being among Chinese retirees. The Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale and the self-developed Social Participation Questionnaire were employed to assess subjective well-being and social participation, respectively. Social participation included four aspects: frequency of social activities, roles in social activities, working state, and participation in activities of former employing units (these activities often include all kinds of parties for festivals, meetings and recreations arranged by former employing units). Ultimately, 22,019 city retirees ranging in age from 50 to 99 (M = 69.7, SD = 8.1) completed the questionnaires. Results indicated that retirees tend to report positive subjective well-being; the effects of social participation, excluding work state, on subjective well-being were significant. That is, individuals with more frequent participation in social activities, more active roles in social activities, and more frequent participation in activities of former employing units reported higher subjective well-being, even when controlling for the roles of physical health, income, and other socio-demographic variables. Physical health and income were two robust factors in predicting subjective well-being in analysis models. The effects of other socio-demographic variables were also analyzed. The current study provides further empirical support for the role of social participation in quality of life of the elderly.
KeywordChinese retirees Social participation Subjective well-being Physical health Income
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Language英语
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Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/15195
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Zhen,Zhang, Jianxin. Social Participation and Subjective Well-Being Among Retirees in China[J]. SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH,2015,123(1):143-160.
APA Zhang, Zhen,&Zhang, Jianxin.(2015).Social Participation and Subjective Well-Being Among Retirees in China.SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH,123(1),143-160.
MLA Zhang, Zhen,et al."Social Participation and Subjective Well-Being Among Retirees in China".SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH 123.1(2015):143-160.
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