Raising self-esteem through social networking intervention for older chinese adults in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-81
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


Sudden physical changes can take a toll on older adults' self-esteem. Broadening their social support networks is one approach to retaining their self-esteem. This quasi-experimental study aims to test the effectiveness of a social networking program to raise self-esteem. The results from split-group analyses demonstrate that those who maintained active participation exhibited higher self-esteem. The results provide significant implications for future practice, especially to the less-educated males.

Research Area(s)

  • Active participation, Activity theory, Older hong kong chinese, Self-esteem, Social networking