Social Capital and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults in China: A Multilevel Analysis

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Article on social capital and self-rated health among middle-aged and older adults in China.

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Creation Date: October 7, 2013
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Shen, Yuying

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Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-

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Cai, Tianji

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Yang, Philip Q.

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Cready, Cynthia M.

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: Sage Publishing, Inc.
Place of Publication: [Thousand Oaks, California]
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  • Creation: October 7, 2013
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Article on social capital and self-rated health among middle-aged and older adults in China.

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Department: Sociology
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This is the author manuscript version of an article published in Research on Aging. Copyright Sage Publishing, Inc., available online at: http://roa.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/10/04/0164027513505624.abstract

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Abstract: This study examined the association between social capital, at both the individual- and community-level, and self-rated health among older adults in China. Using data from the 2008 Pilot Survey of China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, a series of multilevel logistic models were estimated in SAS 9.2. The association between social capital and self-rated health was examined among 996 adults aged 45 or older from two provinces in China, while controlling for demographic characteristics and socioeconomic variables. Our results suggest the significant association between certain aspects of social capital, at both the individual and the community level, and self-rated health. The individual-level social capital in the form of perceived help in the future and the social capital of community in the form of the availability of amenities and associations within the community were significantly related to self-rated health. A significant cross-level interaction effect between individual- and community-level social capital was also observed.

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25 p.

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Keyword(s): individual social capital | community social capital | multilevel logistic modeling
Source: Research on Aging, 2013, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, Inc.
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UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1177/0164027513505624
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc271490
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Publication Title: Research on Aging
Pages: 25
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