Cognitive social capital and self-rated health : Different outcomes across elderly Chinese groups in rural areas

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87–99
Journal / PublicationInternational Social Work
Volume63
Issue number1
Online published29 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Abstract

This article is a comparative study of the relationship between cognitive social capital and self-rated health among Chinese elderly in rural areas. By quota sampling, a sample of 398 elderly adults was interviewed for data collection. Multi-group analysis was employed to analyze the data. No significant relationship between cognitive social capital and self-rated health existed in the young-old group, whereas only trust exhibited a significant correlation with self-rated health in the old-old group. Only social participation was significantly correlated with self-rated health in the oldest-old group. Different aspects of social capital weigh distinctively for distinctive age cohorts.

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  • Comparison, elderly adults, rural China, self-rated health, social capital