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

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Title

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

Creator

  • Author: Shen, Yuying
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Cai, Tianji
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Yang, Philip Q.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Texas Woman's University
  • Author: Cready, Cynthia M.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Sage Publishing, Inc.
    Place of Publication: [Thousand Oaks, California]

Date

  • Creation: 2013-10-07

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Article on social capital and self-rated health among middle-aged and older adults in China.
  • Physical Description: 25 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: individual social capital
  • Keyword: community social capital
  • Keyword: multilevel logistic modeling

Source

  • Journal: Research on Aging, 2013, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, Inc.

Citation

  • Publication Title: Research on Aging
  • Pages: 25
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
    Code: UNTCPA

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • DOI: 10.1177/0164027513505624
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc271490

Degree

  • Academic Department: Sociology

Note

  • Display Note: 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
  • Display Note: 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.