Social Capital and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults in China: A Multilevel Analysis Metadata
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- Main Title Social Capital and Self-Rated Health among Older Adults in China: A Multilevel Analysis
Author: Shen, YuyingCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Cai, TianjiCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Yang, Philip Q.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: Texas Woman's University
Author: Cready, Cynthia M.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Name: Sage Publishing, Inc.Place of Publication: [Thousand Oaks, California]
- Creation: 2013-10-07
- Content Description: Article on social capital and self-rated health among middle-aged and older adults in China.
- Physical Description: 25 p.
- Keyword: individual social capital
- Keyword: community social capital
- Keyword: multilevel logistic modeling
- Journal: Research on Aging, 2013, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, Inc.
- Publication Title: Research on Aging
- Pages: 25
- Peer Reviewed: True
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community ServiceCode: UNTCPA
- Rights Access: public
- DOI: 10.1177/0164027513505624
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc271490
- Academic Department: Sociology
- 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.