Social Capital and Health Among Older Adults in China: a Multi-level Analysis

Social Capital and Health Among Older Adults in China: a Multi-level Analysis

Date: August 2012
Creator: Shen, Yuying
Description: Health and well-being of older adults has become a worldwide public health concern and has been attracting increasing attention from scholars across the globe. But little is known about the health of the Chinese elderly. Using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) --Pilot, a pilot survey in 2008 in two provinces of China, Gansu and Zhejiang, this dissertation examines the association between social capital at both the individual- and community- levels and three health outcomes among older adults in China. A series of multi-level models were estimated using SAS 9.2. Statistical results indicate that such individual-level social capital variables as perceived help and support in the future, help from others, and birthplace significantly impacted health among older Chinese adults. When examining the relationship between community-level social capital and health, this study confirms the significant association between community-level social capital and good health independent of individual-level predictors. This study also indicates that the impact of gender and rural-urban Hukou status interacts with the province of residence. The results were discussed in terms of cultural legacy in the Chinese cultural setting, the current social dynamics related to old age support, health-related government reforms, and various disparities across different ...
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Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province

Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province

Date: December 2013
Creator: Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-; Pei, Xiaomei; Cready, Cynthia M.; Shen, Yuying; Luo, Hao & Tan, Junxin
Description: Article on the village characteristics and health of rural Chinese older adults and an examination of the CHARLS pilot study of a rich and poor province.
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The Perception of "Training Availbility" Among Certified Nurse Aides: Relationship to CNA Performance, Turnover, Attitudes, Burnout, and Empowerment

The Perception of "Training Availbility" Among Certified Nurse Aides: Relationship to CNA Performance, Turnover, Attitudes, Burnout, and Empowerment

Date: 2010
Creator: Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-; Cready, Cynthia M.; Swan, James H. & Shen, Yuying
Description: Article on the perception of "training availability" among certified nurse aides (CNAs) and the relationship to CNA performance, turnover, attitudes, burnout, and empowerment.
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Social Capital and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults in China: A Multilevel Analysis

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

Date: October 7, 2013
Creator: Shen, Yuying; Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-; Cai, Tianji; Yang, Philip Q. & Cready, Cynthia M.
Description: Article on social capital and self-rated health among middle-aged and older adults in China.
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