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The Relationship of Social Engagement and Social Support With Sense of Community.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jul 01; 72(suppl_1):S102-S107.JG

Abstract

Background

We aimed to investigate the relationship of engagement in social and cognitive activities and social support with the sense of community (SOC) and its components among older Chinese Americans.

Methods

The Sense of Community Index (SCI) was used to measure SOC and its four component factors: membership, influence, needs fulfillment, and emotional connection. Social engagement was assessed with 16 questions. Social support included positive support and negative strain. Principal component analysis was used to identify the SCI components. Linear regression analysis was used to detect the contribution of social engagement and social support to SOC and its components.

Results

After controlling for sociodemographics and self-rated health, social activity engagement and positive social support were positively related to SOC and its components.

Conclusions

This study points to the importance of social activity engagement and positive support from family and friends in increasing the sense of community.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28575257

Citation

Tang, Fengyan, et al. "The Relationship of Social Engagement and Social Support With Sense of Community." The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 72, no. suppl_1, 2017, pp. S102-S107.
Tang F, Chi I, Dong X. The Relationship of Social Engagement and Social Support With Sense of Community. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(suppl_1):S102-S107.
Tang, F., Chi, I., & Dong, X. (2017). The Relationship of Social Engagement and Social Support With Sense of Community. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(suppl_1), S102-S107. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw187
Tang F, Chi I, Dong X. The Relationship of Social Engagement and Social Support With Sense of Community. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jul 1;72(suppl_1):S102-S107. PubMed PMID: 28575257.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Relationship of Social Engagement and Social Support With Sense of Community. AU - Tang,Fengyan, AU - Chi,Iris, AU - Dong,Xinqi, PY - 2016/05/04/received PY - 2016/09/01/accepted PY - 2017/6/3/entrez PY - 2017/6/3/pubmed PY - 2017/8/22/medline KW - Activity engagement KW - Older Chinese Americans KW - PINE KW - Sense of community KW - Social support SP - S102 EP - S107 JF - The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences JO - J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. VL - 72 IS - suppl_1 N2 - Background: We aimed to investigate the relationship of engagement in social and cognitive activities and social support with the sense of community (SOC) and its components among older Chinese Americans. Methods: The Sense of Community Index (SCI) was used to measure SOC and its four component factors: membership, influence, needs fulfillment, and emotional connection. Social engagement was assessed with 16 questions. Social support included positive support and negative strain. Principal component analysis was used to identify the SCI components. Linear regression analysis was used to detect the contribution of social engagement and social support to SOC and its components. Results: After controlling for sociodemographics and self-rated health, social activity engagement and positive social support were positively related to SOC and its components. Conclusions: This study points to the importance of social activity engagement and positive support from family and friends in increasing the sense of community. SN - 1758-535X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28575257/The_Relationship_of_Social_Engagement_and_Social_Support_With_Sense_of_Community_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/gerona/glw187 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -