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The perception of social support among U.S. Chinese older adults: findings from the PINE Study.
J Aging Health 2014; 26(7):1137-54JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study examined perceptions and correlates of both positive and negative social support among U.S. Chinese older adults.

METHOD

Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago study, a population-based study of U.S. community-dwelling Chinese older adults aged 60 years and above in the Greater Chicago area.

RESULTS

The findings suggested that U.S. Chinese older adults were more likely to perceive positive and negative spouse and family support than friend support. Younger age, being female, higher levels of education, being married, living with a larger number of people, higher health status, better quality of life, and improved health over the past year were positively associated with positive social support. However, younger age, being male, higher levels of education, being married, having fewer children and grandchildren, living with more people, lower health status, and poorer quality of life were positively correlated with negative social support.

DISCUSSION

Chinese older adults perceive a high level of both positive and negative spouse and family support simultaneously. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to better understand the factors and outcomes associated with perceived positive and negative social support.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA xinqi_dong@rush.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25239970

Citation

Chen, Ruijia, et al. "The Perception of Social Support Among U.S. Chinese Older Adults: Findings From the PINE Study." Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 26, no. 7, 2014, pp. 1137-54.
Chen R, Simon MA, Chang ES, et al. The perception of social support among U.S. Chinese older adults: findings from the PINE Study. J Aging Health. 2014;26(7):1137-54.
Chen, R., Simon, M. A., Chang, E. S., Zhen, Y., & Dong, X. (2014). The perception of social support among U.S. Chinese older adults: findings from the PINE Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 26(7), pp. 1137-54. doi:10.1177/0898264314529332.
Chen R, et al. The Perception of Social Support Among U.S. Chinese Older Adults: Findings From the PINE Study. J Aging Health. 2014;26(7):1137-54. PubMed PMID: 25239970.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The perception of social support among U.S. Chinese older adults: findings from the PINE Study. AU - Chen,Ruijia, AU - Simon,Melissa A, AU - Chang,E-Shien, AU - Zhen,YingLiu, AU - Dong,XinQi, PY - 2014/9/21/entrez PY - 2014/9/23/pubmed PY - 2014/11/11/medline KW - Chinese KW - negative social support KW - older adults KW - positive social support SP - 1137 EP - 54 JF - Journal of aging and health JO - J Aging Health VL - 26 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study examined perceptions and correlates of both positive and negative social support among U.S. Chinese older adults. METHOD: Data were drawn from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago study, a population-based study of U.S. community-dwelling Chinese older adults aged 60 years and above in the Greater Chicago area. RESULTS: The findings suggested that U.S. Chinese older adults were more likely to perceive positive and negative spouse and family support than friend support. Younger age, being female, higher levels of education, being married, living with a larger number of people, higher health status, better quality of life, and improved health over the past year were positively associated with positive social support. However, younger age, being male, higher levels of education, being married, having fewer children and grandchildren, living with more people, lower health status, and poorer quality of life were positively correlated with negative social support. DISCUSSION: Chinese older adults perceive a high level of both positive and negative spouse and family support simultaneously. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to better understand the factors and outcomes associated with perceived positive and negative social support. SN - 1552-6887 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25239970/The_perception_of_social_support_among_U_S__Chinese_older_adults:_findings_from_the_PINE_Study_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0898264314529332?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -